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Dialectic Behavioural Therapy for Suicidality

BPD Expert Dr. Marsha Linehan at the National Institute of Mental Health

The pioneer of Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, a variation of CBT designed for suicidal people with Borderline Personality Disorder (now being applied to other mental health issues), talks about her research and challenges with treating BPD patients. Includes full transcript. See also: Learning From Suicide, another excellent lecture by Linehan on the ethics of research on suicidal people.

Dialectic Behavioural Therapy for Suicidality

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.

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APA Reference
Kiume, S. (2011). Dialectic Behavioural Therapy for Suicidality. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 26, 2019, from


Last updated: 22 Feb 2011
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Feb 2011
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