An evaluation of the DBT program for borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder

by Amber Cation

Institution: California State University – Sacramento
Year: 2016
Keywords: Mental Health; DBT Group; Mindfulness; Emotion Regulation; Outcome of Trauma; Insecure Attachment; Interpersonal Skills
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2072385
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/171138


This study provides insight in regards to an evaluation of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group program located within a mental heath agency in Sacramento, California. The purpose of the group is to assess whether the clients??? mindfulness and emotional regulation have improved through the DBT program by comparing the outcomes measured at the first week of the DBT program group and the outcomes measured at the last week of the group. The target population was defined as individuals with a diagnosis of either Borderline Personality Disorder or Bipolar Disorder. The DBT group met weekly for a total of 10 weeks. The mental health agency conducted the data collection and released the data as a secondary dataset. The results indicate that the target population did find the (DBT) helpful by indicating some changes in learning mindfulness techniques and ways to regulate emotions from participating in this DBT group program. Advisors/Committee Members: Nam, Kisun.