What is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)?

Jeff Cohen, PsyD

Jeff Cohen, PsyD

Dr. Jeff Cohen, PsyD (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University where he is active in the domains of education, clinical care, and research with a particular focus on the mental health of LGBTQ+ young people.  Dr. Cohen co-chairs the Association for Behavioral and Cognitve Therapies Sexual and Gender Minority Special Interest Group and serves on the Diversity Advisory Board of Woebot Health. Dr. Cohen is committed to increasing awareness of the value of psychological science and he has been interviewed by numerous media outlets. He is also passionate about the utilization of technology to increase access to effective mental health treatment. You can join Dr. Cohen on Twitter: @DrJeffCohen. 

Colleen A. Sloan, PhD

Colleen A. Sloan, PhD

Colleen A. Sloan, PhD is a clinical psychologist at VA Boston Healthcare System and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sloan is involved both locally and nationally in education, training, and consultation in sexual and gender minority (SGM) health.  She has expertise in treatment for trauma-related problems and emotion dysregulation including Prolonged Exposure and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Her research interests involve SGM health disparities and the utilization and modification of evidence-based psychotherapies, particularly trauma-focused treatments, when working with SGM clients.  

What is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)? Experts Jeff Cohen, PsyD and Colleen Sloan, PhD share an introduction to DBT as a treatment option for your mental health journey including what DBT's goals and core principals are, when it is generally used, and what to expect if seeking DBT treatment.

Jeff Cohen, PsyD

Jeff Cohen, PsyD

Dr. Jeff Cohen, PsyD (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University where he is active in the domains of education, clinical care, and research with a particular focus on the mental health of LGBTQ+ young people.  Dr. Cohen co-chairs the Association for Behavioral and Cognitve Therapies Sexual and Gender Minority Special Interest Group and serves on the Diversity Advisory Board of Woebot Health. Dr. Cohen is committed to increasing awareness of the value of psychological science and he has been interviewed by numerous media outlets. He is also passionate about the utilization of technology to increase access to effective mental health treatment. You can join Dr. Cohen on Twitter: @DrJeffCohen. 

Colleen A. Sloan, PhD

Colleen A. Sloan, PhD

Colleen A. Sloan, PhD is a clinical psychologist at VA Boston Healthcare System and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sloan is involved both locally and nationally in education, training, and consultation in sexual and gender minority (SGM) health.  She has expertise in treatment for trauma-related problems and emotion dysregulation including Prolonged Exposure and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Her research interests involve SGM health disparities and the utilization and modification of evidence-based psychotherapies, particularly trauma-focused treatments, when working with SGM clients.  

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