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Impact of a dialectic behavior therapy—Corrections Modified (DBT‐CM) upon behaviorally challenged incarcerated male adolescents

NCJ Number
Journal of child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing Volume: 24 Issue: 2 Dated: April 2011 Pages: 105-113
Date Published
April 2011
9 pages

This article reports the findings of a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy—Corrections Modified (DBT-CM) intervention upon difficult-to-manage, impulsive, and/or aggressive incarcerated male adolescents.


A secondary analysis of a subsample of 38 male adolescents who participated in the study was conducted. A one-group pretest–posttest design was used; descriptive statistics and t-tests were conducted. Significant changes were found in physical aggression, distancing coping methods, and number of disciplinary tickets for behavior. The study supports the value of DBT-CM for the management of incarcerated male adolescents with difficult-to-manage aggressive behaviors. (Published abstract provided)


Date Published: April 1, 2011