dbt in college counseling centers.
DBT is a comprehensive treatment program that can be difficult to implement in the college counseling setting. However, research has demonstrated that it is possible to implement a variety of diffent types of DBT programs within college counseling centers. Successful programs include those that offer comprehensive DBT (i.e. all 4 modes of DBT), skills training only as a supplement for individual therapy already being provided in the counseling center, and stand-alone skills training groups (without individual therapy via the counseling center).
For more information on how DBT is currently being implemented in college counseling centers internationally, consider joining DBT-CCC, the listserv for college counseling professionals interested in the practice of DBT. You can join today by sending a membership request to email@example.com.
The following papers offer further guidance regarding DBT research related to programs in the college counseling setting. All of the papers listed below are active links that will take you to the abstracts of the papers. In the case of paper that are still in press, selecting the link will allow you to email me directly for access to a copy of the paper.
Chugani, C.D. (2015). Dialectical behavior therapy in college counseling centers: Current literature and implications for practice. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 29, 120-131.
Chugani, C.D., Ghali, M.N., & Brunner, J. (2013). Effectiveness of short term dialectical behavior skills training in college students with cluster B personality disorders. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 27(4), 323-336.
Chugani, C.D. & Landes, S.J. (2016). Dialectical behavior therapy in college counseling centers: Current trends and barriers to implementation. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 30(3), 176-186.
Engle, E., Gadischkie, S., Roy, N., & Nunziato, D. (2013). Dialectical behavior therapy for a college population: Applications at Sarah Lawrence and beyond. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 27(1), 11-30.
Meaney-Tavares, R. & Hasking, P. (2013). Coping and regulating emotions: A pilot study of a modified dialectical behavior therapy group delivered in a college counseling service. Journal of American College Health, 61(5), 303-309.
Muhomba, M., Chugani, C.D., Uliaszek, A.A., & Kannan, D. (2017). Distress tolerance skills for college students: A pilot investigations of a brief DBT group skills training program. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. (Published online ahead of print).
Panepinto, A.R., Uschold, C.C., Olandese, M., & Linn, B.K. (2015). Beyond borderline personality disorder: Dialectical behavior therapy in a college counseling center. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 29, 211-226.
Pistorello, J., Fruzzetti, A.E., MacLane, C., Gallop, R., & Iverson, K.M. (2012). Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) applied to college students: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(6), 982-994.
Rizvi, S.L. & Steffel, L.M. (2014). A pilot study of 2 brief forms of dialectical behavior therapy skills training for emotion dysregulation in college students. Journal of American College Health, 62(6), 434-439.
Uliaszek, A.A., Rashid, T., Williams, G.E., & Gulamani, T. (2016). Group therapy for university students: A randomized controlled trial of dialectical behavior therapy and positive psychotherapy. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 78-85.
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