What is DBT?
Before beginning a description of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, let's start with
a description of dialectics...
Dialectics is about the effort and struggle to create truth out of opposite ideas. The word itself is defined as "a method of argument that weighs contradictory facts or ideas with a view to the resolution of their real or apparent contradictions."
For those interested (and for my father, who would love
the reference) dialectics comes from the Greek di two +
legein to speak. But for our purposes, let's keep
it simple: dialectics is just a highfalutin' word
that means striving for balance.