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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: an Evidence-Based Way to Feel Better & Live Fully

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Series Overview

DBT 101: The 4 Stages of Improving Your Mood & Relationships 15 Min

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a combination of eastern philosophies like mindfulness and evidence-based therapy, CBT. In this session, Dr. Judy Ho gives an overview of DBT.

(Module 1) Mindfulness: The Scientific Ways It Reduces Anxiety 12 Min

The first module of DBT is mindfulness. Dr. Judy discusses what mindfulness is and how it is incorporated in DBT.

(Module 2) How to Skillfully Nurture Your Relationships & Reach Your Goals 12 Min

Interpersonal effectiveness is the second module of DBT. Dr. Ho breaks down the three effectiveness skills within interpersonal effectiveness and how it is applied to DBT.

(Module 3) Emotions Help Us Survive; Here’s How to Ensure They Benefit You 15 Min

Dr. Ho details how emotions (the third module of DBT) affects our choices and how we can use them to live a better life and decrease emotional suffering.

(Module 4) How to Successfully Manage Emotion During a Crisis 15 Min

Distress tolerance is the fourth and final module to DBT and in this session, Dr. Ho explains that this is often the hardest module for people to come to terms with and how “radical acceptance” can be key to changing your life for the better.

Live Therapy Session: Our Host Tries Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 26 Min

Watch an example therapy session between our host, Kyle Kittleson, and Dr. Ho. During this therapy session, Kyle discusses his diagnosis of depression while Dr. Judy utilizes DBT techniques to help create insight and solutions.

Analyzing The Live Dialectical Behavior Therapy Session 15 Min

In our final session, our host, Kyle Kittleson, and Dr. Judy discuss their therapy sessions and major takeaways for viewers.


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About the Series

Have you ever felt stressed or overwhelmed? Sometimes our emotions get the best of us. Many types of therapy help you manage your thoughts in order to improve your mood. However, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is different: it tackles your emotions head-on. DBT takes concepts that are typically associated with wellness practices – such as mindfulness and stress management – and gives you research-backed ways to leverage those concepts and manage your emotions in a healthy, productive way.

This enlightening series also features an example dialectical behavior therapy session between Dr. Judy Ho and host, Kyle Kittleson, which is analyzed in the final episode. This series is the ultimate tool for understanding DBT: the evidence-based, accelerated way to feel better and change your life.

Who is this series for?

This series is for anyone who wants to better understand dialectical behavior therapy and use this evidence-based treatment to improve their life.

“I’m doing DBT for my BPD, depression, and anxiety. For the first time in my life, I feel hopeful that I can manage a future.”
Ana M.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • The foundation and details of dialectical behavior therapy
  • The four modules of DBT: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotions, and distress tolerance
  • An example DBT session between our host and Dr. Judy Ho
  • Actionable tools and strategies that you can implement today to live a better life

“DBT is life-changing for a lot of people and there are a lot of great takeaways.”

Triple Board Certified Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychologist, Ph.D.


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You can get free access to all 7 segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.