Dialectical behavioral therapy, originally pioneered to treat borderline personality disorder, has become a widely utilized approach to address a wide variety of problems. Some features, like mindfulness, have even worked their way into the self-help literature of our culture. It is a unique combination of cognitive, behavioral, and philosophical dynamics, and seems to offer a powerful approach that biblical counselors can’t afford to ignore. How do we understand it biblically? What can we learn from it while staying firmly rooted in the gospel of grace?
This lecture is from the 2011 National Conference, “Psychiatric Disorders.” Also available as a DVD curriculum designed to be used individually or in a group setting.