Date of Award


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Capstone Paper


Counselor Education


This paper will explore the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with individuals seeking substance abuse treatment, including skills that allow an individual to better manage symptoms and promote a thought process that allows for a better sense of control. It will discuss DBT in comparison to evidence-based substance abuse treatments or what is referred to as Treatment-as-usual (TAU) approaches. It will also discuss applications for mental health professionals and limitations.

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