GIVE DBT Worksheet

GIVE is an interpersonal effectiveness in DBT that helps you maintain healthy and longlasting relationships.

It is an acronym that stands for; be Gentle, act Interested, Validate, and use an Easy Manner while communicating.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) 

DBT is a talking therapy specifically adapted to treat individuals who suffer from extremely intense emotions. It focuses on providing therapeutic skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and The Middle Path.

GIVE is used in DBT to show no judgment and respect other people’s thoughts and feelings.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals learn how to communicate by making hard conversations become easier over time.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used to teach individuals how to develop effective interpersonal relationships.

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