DBT Communication Skills Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this DBT Communication Skills Worksheet?

One of the four modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is called Interpersonal Effectiveness. This is where individuals are taught how to communicate effectively to maintain healthy and stable relationships. Good relationships can be a source of great comfort and support when in distress and are crucial in determining recovery. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will provide an acronym ‘THINK’, that DBT clients can use to recall what they need to do in situations where negative emotions arise while communicating with others. It allows them to take a step back and analyse the situation to respond in a way that is beneficial for the relationship instead of reacting in a bad way.  

How to use this worksheet?

Instruct the client to use the worksheet to recall the skills they have learned in DBT about resolving interpersonal conflicts and preventing it from escalating and ruining their relationship. Encourage them to practise it when needed and share their feedback in sessions. 

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