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Società Italiana per la Dialectical Behavior Therapy


SIDBT was founded in 2011 with the aim of spreading DBT in Italy by first and foremost applying a qualitative principle: to train clinicians capable of applying the treatment in a way that adheres to the theory and practice on which it is founded, based on scientific evidence. In other words, SIDBT set out to help clinicians apply with adherence a scientifically founded and evidence-based treatment in the multiplicity and diversity of their places of work, their educational and professional backgrounds, and the characteristics of their clients.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Marsha M. Linehan, professor of Clinical Psychology at Washington University in Seattle (USA) is a complex cognitive-behavioral treatment originally developed for individuals at severe suicidal risk and later applied to individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.

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