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Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) focuses on providing therapeutic skills in; 

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Distress Tolerance
  3. Emotion Regulation
  4. Interpersonal Effectiveness

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

DBT is a type of talking therapy specifically adapted to treat individuals suffering from extremely intense emotions.

DBT treatment is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and is used to help struggling individuals identify and positively change negative thinking patterns.

DBT has been found effective for treating and managing a wide range of mental health conditions including borderline personality disorder (BPD), suicidal behaviors, PTSD, substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will provide skills for managing intense emotions and negative thinking patterns. 

This worksheet will help individuals understand and develop DBT skills that can benefit anyone who wants to cope better with life’s challenges.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used to teach individuals how to recognize, understand, label, and regulate their emotions and how to handle interpersonal situations that evoke negative or painful emotions.

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

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