Efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Among Adolescents in a Partial Hospitalization Program
A. Stephen Lenz, PhD and Garry Del Conte PsyD
This study evaluated dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents (DBT-A) versus treatment-as-usual (TAU) within a 6-week partial hospitalization program. The 103 adolescent participants (M age = 15.27 years) were predominately girls (n = 63; 61%) with a variety of primary mental health diagnoses. Results indicated that DBT-A was superior for decreasing symptoms of depression and interpersonal sensitivity, but no statistically significant difference was detected for anxiety or hostility. Implications for treating youth with transdiagnostic identities are discussed.
1.Explore how dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can be applied with adolescents in a partial hospitalization program
2.Examine strategies for treating youth with transdiagnostic identities
1 NBCC Hours; 0 CRCC Hours; 1 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 0 NAADAC Hours; 0 NY Hours; 0 Ethics Hours