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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Assessment

Intervention

Treatment guides

  • Modified DBT group therapy manual for working with adolsecents experiencing substance misuse fare.org.au  archive.org

Exercises, Worksheets & Workbooks

Presentations

Recommended Reading

  • Linehan, M. M., & Wilks, C. R. (2015). The course and evolution of dialectical behavior therapy. American journal of psychotherapy69(2), 97-110. researchgate.net  archive.org
  • Palmer, R. L. (2002). Dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 10-16 rcpsych.org
  • Valentine, S. E., Bankoff, S. M., Poulin, R. M., Reidler, E. B., & Pantalone, D. W. (2015). The use of dialectical behavior therapy skills training as stand‐alone treatment: A systematic review of the treatment outcome literature. Journal of clinical psychology71(1), 1-20. uw.edu  archive.org

Other Resources

The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is an Australian mental health organisation that conducts research, provides training and supervision, and offers a clinical service. They have made some emotional regulation / distress tolerance resources.

Distress Intolerance

Self-help Programme

  1. Understanding distress intolerance
  2. Accepting distress
  3. Improving distress
  4. Tolerating distress

Assertiveness

Self Help Programme

  1. What is assertiveness?
  2. How to recognise assertive behaviour
  3. How to think more assertively
  4. How to behave more assertively
  5. Reducing physical tension
  6. How to say "no" assertively
  7. How to deal assertively with criticism
  8. How to deal with disappointment assertively
  9. How to give and receive compliments assertively
  10. Putting it all together

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Information Sheets

  1. What is anger?
  2. Anger coping strategies
  3. Assertive communication
  4. Coping with stress
  5. Grief and bereavement