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date: 09 December 2019

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This chapter discusses and illustrates how behavioural theory and science guide many aspects of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Behavioural theory informs the DBT approach to case formulation, the ongoing assessment of behaviour throughout therapy, and the selection, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based interventions. As described later in this chapter, behavioural theory also influences the style and “flavour” of DBT sessions. As the focus of the first stage of DBT often focuses on the treatment of suicidal and self-injurious behaviour, the chapter emphasizes these behaviours via several examples, and also touches upon some other common behaviours targeted in DBT.

Keywords: behavioural theory, suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, evidence-based intervention, psychological behaviourism, zen practice

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