What is DBT?

DBT means Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which could also be referred to as becoming more open minded. A dialectic is a dialogue between opposites. Dialectical therapy seeks the ability to tolerate opposites and to see truth in more than one perspective. DBT is an offshoot of CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This branch of psychology is aimed at helping you understand your thinking and behavior choices so they are more effective for your life and happiness.

Mindfulness is balancing emotion mind and wise mind.Distress Tolerance is when you have a problem you cannot solve, but you don't want to make it worse.Emotion Regulation is having less negative emotions and vulnerability, and more positive emotional experiences.Interpersonal Effectiveness is asking for what you want and saying no effectively.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Interpersonal Effectiveness Module


Interpersonal Effectiveness Overview
Using Objectiveness Effectiveness: (Dear Man)
D Describe
E Express
A Assert
R Reinforce
M Mindful
A Appear Confident
N Negotiate
Using Relationship Effectiveness: (Give)
G Gentle
I Interested
V Validate
E Easy Manner
Self-respect effectiveness: (Fast)
F Fair
A Apologies (no Apologies)
S Stick to value
T Truthful
Myths about Interpersonal Effectiveness
Cheerleading Statements for Interpersonal Effectiveness
Options for Determining Intensity of the Situation
Situations for Interpersonal Effectiveness
Factors Reducing Interpersonal Effectiveness

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