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Table 1 Modes and functions of standard DBT for adults

From: Dialectical behaviour therapy for treating adults and adolescents with emotional and behavioural dysregulation: study protocol of a coordinated implementation in a publicly funded health service

Mode Function Frequency Duration
Individual Therapy Motivation for treatment, treatment goals and skills strengthening Weekly 60 min
Skills Training Enhance patient capabilities – skills acquisition and strengthening Weekly 2.5 h
Phone consultation Assist patients to generalise skills to daily life and in crises As needed 10–15 min
Team Consultation Enhance therapists capabilities and motivation to adhere to DBT, peer support and prevent burn-out Weekly 1.5–2 h