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

Other DBT Related Skills


Visual DBT Overview
Diary Cards
Behavior Chain Analysis
Cognitive Distortions
Mission Statement
Preparing for the DBT Experience
Learning DBT Takes Time
Levels of Validation
Examples of Validation and Invalidation
What is Self Improvement?
The Brain and Meditation
Panic List
Ways to Deal with people in Crisis
Helping Someone with BPD
BPD Criteria
The BPD Tool
The Myth of DBT Self-Help Groups
Instant Mindfulness
Emotion Regulation for the Holidays

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