There are 3 components of comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for the client:
For the DBT therapists, there are therapist consultation teams which provide professional support. The consultation teams are designed to help therapists stay motivated and informed.
Efficacy of Stand-Alone Skill Building
Due to the comprehensive nature of DBT, the skills training in individual therapy is frequently the only component of DBT that clients receive. Preliminary evidence supports that the use of DBT skills training only is effective as a method in addressing a range of behaviors including emotional regulation issues. Comprehensive DBT has strong evidential support that confirms it as a treatment for people with borderline personality disorder including addressing self-destructive behaviors and reducing suicide attempts among individuals with borderline personality disorder and a history of suicidal behaviors.
For research around the efficacy of stand alone skill building, view these articles: