Chwalek, C. M. & McKinney, C. H. (2015). The use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in music therapy: A               sequential explanatory study. Journal of Music Therapy, 52(2), 282-318.

 Dvorak, A. L. (manuscript in preparation). A conceptual framework for mindfulness-based music therapy

 Dvorak, A. L., Landeck, L., Dyer, W., Spiegel, D. (In progress). Comparison of a DBT skills group and 
            a combined DBT skills with music therapy group on client outcomes.

 Kupski, G. (2007). Borderlinestörung und Musiktherapie im Kontext der Dialektisch-Behavioralen
          Therapie. Musiktherapeutische Umschau, 28(1), 17-27.

 Lesiak, M. & Dvorak, A. L. (manuscript in preparation). Mindfulness-based music therapy group protocol
            for individuals with serious mental illness and chronic illness: A feasibility study.

Gitta Strehlow, Reinhard Lindner. (2015) Music therapy interaction patterns in relation to borderline personality           disorder (BPD) patients. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 1-25. 

Georg Romer, Thomas Stegemann, Annika Brüggemann-Etchart, Anna Badorrek-Hinkelmann. (2010) Die                  Funktion von Musik im Zusammenhang mit selbstverletzendem Verhalten und Suizidalität bei                              Jugendlichen. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie 59:10, 810-830. 

Plener, P. L., Sukale, T., Ludolph, A. G., & Stegemann, T. (2010). "Stop cutting - rock!": A pilot  study of a music           therapeutic program for self-injuring adolescents. Music and Medicine,  2(1), 59-65. ​


​Music therapists are encouraged to publish their work in this area in order to expand the knowledge base, increase competency, provide informed treatment, and generate empirical evidence.

​​The use of music therapy interventions to help teach and reinforce DBT skills has started to grow a research base, including but not limited to the following publications:

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