CBT vs. DBT Treatment


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Which of the following addresses the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors?

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1. CBT is commonly used to treat which of the following diagnoses?

2. Dialectical behavioral therapy balances change with which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When coping with a mental illness, the two most common treatments are cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and dialectical behavioral theory (DBT). Quiz questions will ask about these two schools of thought, as well as the mental illnesses that they are designed to treat.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of the following:

  • Personality disorders
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast CBT and DBT
  • Defining key concepts - identify and demonstrate knowledge of the two primary methods used to treat mental illness
  • Information recall - remember important details about mental illness and personality disorders

Additional Learning

For more information about these treatments, review the accompanying lesson entitled CBT vs. DBT Treatment. Objectives in the lesson include:

  • Review the historical background of DBT
  • Explore the role of a therapist in the CBT method
  • Discuss the concept of 'mindfulness'