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Authors: Hammerle, Florian
Bürger, Arne
Kaess, Michael
Kolar, David R.
Title: Meeting report of the 2nd German dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents network meeting
Online publication date: 5-Oct-2016
Year of first publication: 2016
Language: english
Abstract: Over the past 30 years, dialectical behavior therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for adult borderline personality disorder. The adaptation of DBT for adolescents (DBT-A) in different patient groups has also led to some promising improvements of the respective psychopathology. During the second German DBT-A network meeting in 2015 in Mainz, Germany, a need for further research and innovative approaches in treatment of adolescents became apparent and resulted in controversial discussions. Main issues were enlarging evidence of effectiveness of DBT-A strategies with regard to family interaction, i.e. involving caregivers in treatment. In general, there seems to be a dire need for disentangling different therapeutic strategies and resulting treatment outcomes, especially concerning the needs of different patient groups. Additionally, the implementation of smartphone-based real life assessment and intervention into DBT-A was discussed extensively. Providing time congruent skills within an application, decreasing aversive tension and reducing dysfunctional behavior could lead to an enhanced therapist-patient interaction. This meeting report presents the core issues raised during the network meeting and discusses their implications for further research.
DDC: 150 Psychologie
150 Psychology
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-548721
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: BMC proceedings
Suppl 3
Pages or article number: 33
Publisher: BioMed Central
Publisher place: London
Issue date: 2016
ISSN: 1753-6561
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Publisher DOI: 10.1186/s12919-016-0003-3
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