Originally developed by Marsha Linehan in the '80s to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, the modality has expanded to treat a plethora of mood disorders and emotional distresses. Clinicians like it for the depth of the treatment and client driven approach. Motivated clients are able to apply the skills immediately, gaining insight into their state of mind as they gain stability.
The options for treatment are nearly endless, making this flexible treatment adaptable for integration into different treatment plans for varying client needs. The books range from treatment manuals to workbooks, including guides for clients and clinicians alike.
Of particular interest is the DBT Deck for Clients and Therapists, which was an instant hit in the store, regularly selling out with its high demand.