Strategic Research group DBT Belgium – the Netherlands (SO-DGT).
In September 2017 a research group has been established carrying the name SO-DGT (Strategic Research Group Dialectical Behaviour Theory Belgium-the Netherlands).
This group aims to coordinate, support, and expand research on DBT within Belgium and the Netherlands.
As is known, DBT is based on research and a research tradition concerning DBT exists. The starting point of DBT is, after all, that the therapists should do what is effective, and without continuous research one cannot know if what one is doing works.
SO-DGT participates in the yearly international meeting of DBT researchers in the USA. This research group is affiliated to Dialexis in the sense that Dialexis supports the activities wherever possible.
Naturally the research itself is independent of Dialexis as a training institute. To secure the research, universities that are involved in ongoing research on DBT are asked to perform as a host for the research days. We strive to continuously let a different university (in the Netherlands or Belgium) be a host.
- Wies van den Bosch, research on clinical DBT and the effect of network trainings (Dialexis Advies, Scelta, Radboud University)
- Roland Sinnaeve, research on biological mechanisms with regard to emotion regulation (Catholic University Leuven)
- Anne Huntjens, research on treatment effectiveness of DBT for suicidal persons with an autism spectre disorder (Parnassia Groep, Free University Amsterdam)
- Hanneke van Leeuwen, reseach on online aftercare DBT (Vincent van Gogh voor Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg)
- Barbara Montagne, research on the processing of emotional stimuli in persons with bordeline personality disorder and the effects of treatment on this processing (GGZ Centraal, ROM Oostelijk Utrecht, Zwaluw & Enk, Innova)
So far the researched of DBT (or of to DBT related topics) have predominantly operated alone or within the context of a university hospital. With the establishment of this group we want to make a connection which enables getting to know about initiatives, sharing information, e.g. concerning tools or methods, and initiating/supporting research on DBT in a broader sense.
Solely being in touch with each other does not help us achieve our goal. That is why we organize a research day twice a year, during which we show what research on DBT is being conducted. Everyone who is interested in research and DBT is more than welcome to these meetings. We assume that our presentations will lead to discussion, which could generate new ideas and possibly lead to the widening of research.
Our first SO-DBT meeting was on April 13th, 2018. For more information on this meeting, click here (the link mainly contain information in Dutch, if you would like this information in English please email us at email@example.com).
If you would like to know more about what was discussed during the meeting, don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you can find references to literature about DBT. If new literature about DBT has been published that is not part of any of the lists below please let us know! Please send us the author(s), title of the work, and if possible where it can be found by emailing us at email@example.com!
Randomized Controlled Trials of DBT for BPD
- Bedics, J.D. & Atkins, D.C. (2012). Treatment differences in the therapeutic relationship and introject during a 2-year randomized controlled trial of dialectical behavior therapy versus nonbehavioral psychotherapy experts for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(1), 66-77.
- Goodman, M., Carpenter, D., Tang, C.Y, Goldstein, K.E., Avedon, J., Fernandez, N., Masciitelli, K.A., Blair, N.J., New, A.S., Triebwasser, J., Siever, J.L., & Hazlett, E.A. (2014). Dialectical behavior therapy alters emotion regulation and amygdala activity in patients with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research 57, 108-116.
- Koons, C. R., et al. (2001). Efficacy of dialectical behavior therapy in women veterans with borderline personality disorder. Behav Ther, 32, 371-390.
- Linehan, M. M., Armstrong, H. E., Suarez, A., Allmon, D., & Heard, H. L. (1991). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of chronically suicidal borderline patients. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 48(12), 1060-1064.
- Linehan, M. M., Comtois, K .A., Brown, M. Z., Reynolds, S. K., Welch, S. S., Sayrs, J., & Korslund, K. E. (2002, November). DBT vs. non-behavioral treatment by experts in the community: Clinical outcomes at one year. In S. K. Reynolds (Chair), The University of Washington treatment study for borderline personality disorder: DBT vs.nonbehavioral treatment by experts in the community. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, NV.
- Linehan, M.M., Heard, H.L., & Armstrong, H.E. (1993). Naturalistic follow-up of a behavioural treatment for chronically parasuicidal borderline patients. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 50(12), 971-975.
- Linehan, M.M., Tutek, D.A., Heard, H.L., & Armstrong, H.E. (1994). Interpersonal outcome of cognitive behavioural treatment for chronically suicidal borderline patients. Am J Psychiatry, 151(12), 1771-1776.
- McMain, S.F., Guimond, T., Streiner, D.L., Cardish, R.J., & Links, P.S. (2012). Dialectical behavior therapy compared with general psychiatric management for borderline personality disorder: Clinical outcomes and functioning over a 2-year follow-up. Am J Psychiatry, 169, 650-661.
- McMain, S.F., Links, P.S., Gnam, W.H., Guimond, T., Cardish, R.J, Korman, L. & Streiner, D.L. (2009). A randomized trial of dialectical behavior therapy versus general psychiatric management for borderline personality disorder. Am J Psychiatry, 166, 1365-1374.
- Neacsiu, A.D., Lungu, A., Harned, M.S., Rizvi, S.L., & Linehan, M.M. (2014). Impact of dialectical behavior therapy versus community treatment by experts on emotional experience, expression, and acceptance in borderline personality disorder. Behav Res Ther, 53, 47-54.
- Perroud, N., Salzmann, A., Prada, P., Nicastro, R., Hoeppli, M.E., Furrer, S., Ardu, S., Krejci, I., Karege, F., & Malafosse, A. (2013). Response to psychotherapy in borderline personality disorder and methylation status of the BDNF gene. Transl Psychiatry, 3, e207.
- Schnell, K. & Herpertz, S.C. (2007). Effects of dialectical-behavioral-therapy on the neural correlates of affective hyperarousal in borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 41, 837-847.
- Hoffman, P.D., Fruzzetti, A.E., & Swenson, C.R. (2000). Dialectical behavior therapy: Family skillstraining. Family Process, 38(4), 399-414.
- Andión, Ó., Ferrer, M., Matali, J., Gancedo, B., Calvo, N., Barral, C., Valero, S., Di Genova, A., Diener, M.J., Torrubia, R., & Casas, M. (2012). Effectiveness of combined individual and group dialectical behavior therapy compared to only individual dialectical behavior therapy: A preliminary study. American Psychological Association, 49(2), 241-250.
- Rizvi, S.L., Dimeff, L.A., Skutch, J., Carrol, D., & Linehan, M.M. (2011). A pilot study of the DBT Coach: An interactive mobile phone application for individuals with borderline personality disorder and substance use disorder. Behav Ther, 42, 589-600.
- Zanarini, M. C, Frankenburg, F. R., Reich, D. B., & Fitzmaurice, G. (2010). The 10-year course of psychosocial functioning among patients with borderline personality disorder and axis II comparison subjects. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, 122(2), 103-109.
Randomized Controlled Trials of Adaptations of DBT for other Disorders
- Lynch, T.R., Cheavens, J.S., Cukrowicz, K.C., Thorp. S., Beyer, J., & Bronner, L. (2007). Treatment of older adults with co-morbid personality disorder and depression: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy approach. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 22(2), 131-143.
- Lynch, T.R., Morse, J.Q., & Mendelson, T. (2003). Dialectical behavior therapy for depressed older adults: A randomized pilot study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 11(1), 33-45.
- Rizvi, S.L. & Linehan, M.M. (2005). The treatment of maladaptive shame in borderline personality disorder: A pilot study of “Opposite Action”. Cogn Behav Pract, 12(4), 437-447.
- Safer, D.L., Telch, C.F., & Agras, W.S. (2001). Dialectical behavior therapy for bulimia nervosa. Am J Psychiatry, 158(4), 632-634.
- Telch, C.F., Agras, W.S, & Linehan, M.M. (2001). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for binge eating disorder. J Consult Ciin Psychol, 69(6), 1061-1065.
Randomized Controlled Trials of DBT for Substance Abuse and BPD
- Linehan, M.M., Dimeff, L.A., Reynolds, S.K., Comtois, K.A., Welch, S.S., Heagerty, P., & Kivlahan, D.R. (2002). Dialectical Behavior Therapy versus comprehensive validation therapy plus 12-step for the treatment of opioid dependent women meeting criteria for borderline personality disorder. Drug Alcohol Depend, 67(1), 13-26.
- Linehan, M.M., Schmidt, H.I., Dimeff, L.A., Craft, J.C., Kanter, J., & Comtois, K.A. (1999). Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder and drug dependence. Am J Addict, 8(4), 279-292.
Randomized Controlled Trials of DBT for BPD and DBT for Substance Abuse and BPD
- Bosch, L.M.C. van den, Koeter, M., Stijnen, T., Verheul, R., & Brink, W. van den (2005) Sustained efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for borderline personality disorder. Behav Res Ther, 43(9), 1231-1241.
- Verheul, R., Bosch, L.M.C. van den, Koeter, M. W. J., Ridder, M.A.J. de, Stijnen, T., & van den Brink, W. (2003). Dialectical behavior therapy for women with borderline personality disorder. Br J Psychiatry, 182, 135-140.
Randomized Controlled Trials of Adaptations of DBT for BPD/Suicidal Behavior
- Evans, K., Tyrer, P., Catalan, J., Schmidt, U., Davidson, K., Dent, J., et al. (1999). Manual-assisted cognitive-behavior therapy (MACT): A randomized controlled trial of a brief intervention with bibliotherapy in the treatment of recurrent deliberate self-harm. Psychological Medicine, 29, 19-25.
- Turner, R.M. (2000). Naturalistic evaluation of dialectical behavior therapy-oriented treatment for borderline personality disorder. Cogn Behav Pract, 7(4), 413-419.
(Randomized) Controlled Trials of Adaptations of DBT in residential settings
- Bohus, M., Haaf, B., Stiglmayr, C., Pohl, U., Böhme, R., & Linehan, M. (2000). Evaluation of inpatient Dialectical Behavior Therapy for borderline personality disorder – a prospective study. Behav Res Ther, 38, 875-887.
- Bohus, M., Haaf, B., Simms, T., Limberger, M.F., Schmahl, C., Unckel, C., Lieb, K., & Linehan, M.M. (2004). Effectiveness of inpatient dialectical behavioural therapy for borderline personality disorder: a controlled trial. Behav Res Ther, 42(5), 487-499.
- Kröger, C., Schweiger, U., Sipos, V., Arnold, R., Kahl, K. G., Schunert, T., Rudolf, S., Reinecker, H. (2006). Effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder in an inpatient setting. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1211-1217.
- Simpson, E.B., Pistorello, J. & Begin, A. (1998). Use of dialectical behavior therapy in a partial hospital program for women with borderline personality disorder. Psychatr Serv, 49(5), 669-673.
- Katz, L. Y., Cox, B. J., Gunasekara, S., Miller, A. L. (2004). Feasibility of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for suicidal adolescent inpatients. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatr, 43, 276–282.
- Miller, A.L., Rathus, J.H., & Linehan, M.M. (2011). Dialectical behavior therapy with suicidal adolescents. New York: Guilford Press.