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Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of talking therapy treatment specifically adapted to treat individuals who suffer from extremely intense emotions.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that severely affects a person’s ability to regulate emotions. 

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

The most effective form of therapy for BPD is DBT. 

DBT has improved symptoms of BPD by teaching skills that include mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.

In DBT “dialectical” refers to the idea of needing both acceptance and change to help improve symptoms of BPD. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals struggling with BPD learn to make more intentional, conscious decisions, and decrease impulsivity and other unhelpful or potentially harmful behaviors.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used by individuals who have difficulties regulating their emotions.

This worksheet can be used in a group setting or during individual therapy.

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PsychCentral. (2005-2022). How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Help People with BPD. Available at: https://psychcentral.com/disorders/borderline-personality-disorder/borderline-personality-disorder-dialectical-behavior-therapy. [Accessed December 02, 2022]