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Dialectical Behavior Therapy In Forensic Settings

WithAndré Ivanoff and Henry Schmidt III

In addition to the empirical and broad clinical support DBT enjoys as the preferred treatment modality for BPD, it is increasingly used with multi-diagnostic difficult-tomanage patients, criminal offenders, and individuals with antisocial personality characteristics.12-18 Further, given the emphasis on behavior change and improving problemsolving and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT lends itself well to applications for offenders.