Marsha Linehan and The Role of The Therapist in DBT

6 Jul

Some live tweets and a summary of Marsha Linehan’s presentation from some other people besides me.

Stuck on Social Work

Marsha Linehan, founder of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), was speaking today at The NAMI (National Alliance for the Mental Ill) national conference in San Francisco. How did I know this? Sadly it was not because I was there, it was because folks like Carl Dunn Jr. and many others were live tweeting from the event (using the hashtag #NamiCon15). I wish I was there because her talk looked incredibly thought provoking and inspiring.

She set out describe the core problems DBT set out to solve when it was founded.  I “tuned in” during the part of the presentation when she discussing the role of the therapist in DBT. She was discussing two “problems” that DBT set out to solve for therapists…

She went on to…

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