DBT Q&A SESSIONS AND WEBINARS

Title Author Description Video Resources
Doing DBT Q&A Kelly Koerner, PhD In this Q&A, Kelly shared mini-treatment plans for dissociation and the secondary target of emotion vulnerability, so participants could see how the case-based learning approach of our community for experienced DBT therapists meets their needs. Slides - and Mini Treatment Plans
DBT Skills Q&A Kelly Koerner, PhD and Linda Dimeff, PhD This 1-hour DBT Skills Q&A with Linda Dimeff and Kelly Koerner Q&A session takes a look at the question "Just How Important are DBT Skills? and provides a brief research walk-through. Slides

Audio Only Versions

DBT Webinars

Title Author Short Description Link
Evidence-Based Essentials of Clinical Supervision for the DBT Supervisor Kelly Koerner, PhD Learn to integrate key take aways from the scientific literature on how to do evidence-based supervision. In this fast-paced 1-hour presentation, Kelly Koerner provided action steps to strengthen individual DBT supervision. Full Description
DBT for Substance Abusers with Borderline Personality Disorder Linda Dimeff, PhD This three hour training provides a high-level overview including the following topics: unique challenges in treating multi-diagnostic individuals with BPD and SUD, DBT-SUD behavioral targets, dialectical abstinence, attachment strategies, DBT-SUD skills, treatment approach for addressing lying, and the role of drug testing. Full Description
Terapia Dialectica Conductual En Resumen Michel Reyes En esta presentación, se describe la teoría biosocial de los problemas de regulación emocional. Se explica la forma en que la estructura de DBT se adecúa a esta teoría. Y se explican las funciones, etapas, modalidades y estrategias de esta terapia. Full Description
Advances in DBT with Adolescents and Families in Outpatient and School Settings Alec L. Miller, PsyD This presentation highlights the recent empirical findings that support the application of DBT to self-harming adolescents and their families. In addition, the presenter describes the rationale and various formats of school-based DBT. Special consideration is paid to the relevance of the biosocial theory within the school context. Full Description
Additional Evidence-Based Practice Webinars Multiple Speakers Check out the full collection of On Demand webinars available including ACT, FAP, mindfulness, shame/compassion, intimate partner violence, supervision, and more. Full Descriptions

How to Record Therapy Sessions

In this presentation by Kelly Koerner, Neal Moglowsky & Jacque Stratton on February 14, 2014, they discuss how to record therapy sessions, whether as a step in the DBT certification process, or for your own personal learning.  Topics addressed include how to set your office, discuss the purpose of recording and obtain consent from your client, storing/sharing/destroying recordings, and how to work with your fears and other obstacles you may face.
Color Slides - https://app.box.com/s/c5i6fr4jmfy9zi2lqsao
Black and White Slides -

Consent Form Resources

"This consent was pretty specific to the certification process I was engaged in. I'm sure it can be modified for others' purposes." - Abby Sarrett-Cooper, MA, LPC
https://app.box.com/s/b1p6gloi48epejo8lc5q

DBT specific consent to record" - Jacqueline Stratton
https://app.box.com/s/4vd58ta3zjhgx7a335ku

Audio-Video Consent, general - Center for Behavioral Medicine
https://app.box.com/s/xy9sacvs24vxpgf7wkps

Consent for Video Recording - specific to credentialing process (Shared by Victoria Cane)
https://app.box.com/s/5331ax5u7tuiae0aq1z70wtsbhajt4bz


DBT DIARY CARDS

Title From Description Download Link
DBT Diary Card adapted, includes TIP unknown This 1-page DBT Skills Diary Card allows tracking of suicidal urges, self-harm, physical misery, sadness, fear, shame & guilt, anger, joy, and love, as well as daily actions around target behaviors, and use of 26 DBT skills. https://app.box.com/shared/9s6ryp6mom
DBT Adolescent Diary Card Nancysg This two-sided Adolescent DBT Skills Diary Card allows tracking of substance abuse cravings, aggressive behavior (verbal and physical), school problems, self-harm thoughts, suicidal thoughts, and risky sexual urges, as well as tracking daily use of 28 DBT skills Front - https://app.box.com/shared/7qt7311x5b- Back - https://app.box.com/shared/lrrkayizs0
DBT Diary Card Cindy Smith This 1-page DBT 1 Diary Card allows tracking of 1 identified skill to practice, a rating scale for the emotions of mad, sad, stressed/anxious, and happy, and a place to indicate something that the client had a hard time with that particular day. https://app.box.com/shared/35k88s5y1d
DBT Diary Card Joan Russo This 1-page DBT Diary Card allows tracking of urges, actions and intensity of self-harm, suicidal ideation, and misery, as well as the emotions of self-acceptance, compassion, anger, joy, shame, sadness, and fear. A place for daily notes and therapy agenda items is also provided. https://app.box.com/shared/k6ncsvxnr7
Bank Statement Diary Card (Excel) Gloria Whelchel This 1-page Excel Bank Statement style DBT Diary Card allows the tracking of deposits and withdrawals during the week, including the intensity level. Deposits include pleasant activities, building mastery, problem-solving skills, treating physical illness, balanced eating, avoiding drugs & alcohol, physical exercise, self soothing, improving the mood, helping others contribute, connecting with others, and practicing mindfulness. Withdrawals include doing nothing all day, gave up/didn't try, too stressed/felt overwhelmed, didn't take medication, poor eating, used drugs or alcohol, not enough sleep or too much sleep, no exercise, obsessed/ruminated, contributed nothing of value, avoided/isolated, and negative or impulsive behaviors. It also includes a place to briefly explain the deposits and withdrawals. https://app.box.com/shared/cxr291t2pj
Mindfulness - Bank Statement Diary Card (Excel) Gloria Whelchel This 1-page Excel Bank Statement Core Mindfulness DBT Diary Card allows the tracking of deposits and withdrawals during the week, including the intensity level. Deposits include knowing which state of mind, observing/describing/participating fully non-judgmentally, was one mindful, was effective, practiced willingness, moved into wise mind, practiced meditation, both/and dialectical thinking, found truth in other's position, asked/didn't assume, validated self & others, and identified the dialectic. Withdrawals include unaware of state of mind, observed/described/participated judgmentally, multitasked, was ineffective, practiced willfullness, stayed in emotion mind, didn't meditate, either/or thinking, demanded I was right, assumed/read their mind, invalidated self & others, and unaware. It also includes a place to briefly explain the deposits and withdrawals. https://app.box.com/shared/oj0qvlihvv
DBT Card (Excel) Gloria Whelchel This 1-page Excel DBT Card allows tracking of the number of alcohol, OTC medications, other people's medications, and street/illicit drugs used on a daily basis. There are also intensity tracking areas for emotions (pain, sad, shame, anger, fear, depression, anxiety, joy) and self-harm (suicidal ideation, misery level, suicide attempts, self-harm urges and actions, medical attention). There is a place to track outpatient services used and hospitalizations that occurred. The second half includes tracking for behaviors to increase and decrease, skills used, and description areas for responses to items filled out on the form. https://app.box.com/shared/5ck8eudmel
Simple Diary Card Glenn Bradburn This 1-page diary card was designed for a client with low cognitive abilities. https://app.box.com/s/nlv5ihmpbvh04h7dirm5yvjfbc4nssv8
A Life-Worth Living Landscape SF Diary Card Glenn Bradburn This 2-page diary card was adapted from Dr Mason Durie’s Te Whare Tapa Wha model with cultural expertise provided by Glenn's client SF. Te Whare Tapa Wha model (4 corners of the house) is a Maori concept that says that a person can only be healthy if all 4 corners of the house are strong. The house is linked to Marae (sacred building) which is the central grounding place for all Maori. https://app.box.com/s/ysuzzhgq13uplw6a1cpelalfmdg44i55

DBT ADHERENCE, CASE FORMULATION, SKILLS, MODELING CLIPS, HANDOUTS & MORE

Title From Description Download Link
Therapist Rating and Feedback Form Alan Fruzzetti This Therapist Rating and Feedback Form" was developed to help members of DBT consultation teams give effective, adherent-consistent feedback to team members. It does not give an adherence score, but does help identify many of the target behaviors that we need to focus on to meet adherence standards, guide feedback, and has empirical support. https://app.box.com/s/gpll5dwwd2v7i6wdgi0bttu9rhrsc1zm
DBT Group Feedback Form Unknown This 1-page DBT group feedback form begins with a 1-10 rating scale of 7 items around the helpfulness of the group and how connected and engaged the member feels. There are 4 short answer questions to gain more information on what has been most helpful, what would make the group more helpful, and risks the person has taken in the group that could be used in the client's outside life. https://app.box.com/s/2tjk97toz1cdxi283bbbxxu1b5qkbxfp
DBT Consultation Group Agenda Nadine Centineo, LCSW-C This 1-page form can be used to create an agenda for consultation group. It begins with a 7 team agreement statements. There are spots to indicate the team leader, date of meeting, observer, and notetaker. Then there are places to write in "who would like to take time today?", a rating (1-5) and amount of time needed. The form ends with places to identify a DBT skill of the week, follow-up from last groupa, and any system issues/questions. https://app.box.com/s/9rqojx4vqhdpop1coauonjtre240abjp
DBT Group Therapy: A Dozen Guidelines Unknown This 1-page document contains a list of twelve points to remember about participation in a DBT Group. https://app.box.com/s/atn69ya66k4x9a32r7nv
DBT Progress Note John Mader This 1-page file provides a place for the therapist to note the client's progress around behaviors engaged in since the last session, what state the client is in the current session, and strategies used in the session. https://app.box.com/s/6wkc3dedcgj4sg48y97bnlsq90eu1gu0
DBT Postvention Planning Mike Batcheler This 1.5 page document provides some draft guidelines that can be used when a group member has died by suicide. It includes what to do when you find out, what to say and do in an individual session, and guidelines for group time https://app.box.com/s/84ra8fik2jnyjn9gycacrseol0y6e6va
College Office on Disability Accommodations Letter C. Virginia F. O'Hayer, Ph.D. This 3-page letter provides a template for a therapist to assist a college student in obtaining educational accommodations due to her BPD and other medical and mental health challenges. https://app.box.com/s/m1dpm24nzi983yvm71b9tsbzvwbmqnl2
DBT Teen Residential Programs List Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, Psy.D. This 4-page document is a compiled list of DBT residential programs for teen patients. https://app.box.com/s/t4uoz69ligvd0c51exbdj3lgk6aatidc
DBT Skills Quick Reference Sheet Rachel Gill This 1-page document provides a list of the Skills Training AAA model, Mindfulness skills, Distance Tolerance skills, Emotion Regulation skills, problem solving steps and creating SMART Goals, self-soothing with the senses, Interpersonal Effectiveness skills, and Reality Acceptance Skills. https://app.box.com/s/rgil1nct7rwgx5039k9i
DBT and Christian Scriptures Unknown This 3-page file provides DBT Scriptural Correlations for 18 DBT Skills and includes the Bible chapter and verse along with a few word description. https://app.box.com/s/yzcedgb4wefhjf8h6xp2
DBT Skills Reference Sheet Ben De Jesus This 1-page document provides a list of DBT Skills including Mindfulness skills, reality acceptance skills, behavior analysis, creating SMART goals, interpersonal effectiveness skills (DEAR MAN, GIVE, FAST), Skills Training AA Model, emotion regulation skills, problem solving, reducing vulnerability, PLEASE, THINK, distress tolerance skills, IMPROVE, self sooth with the senses, TIP and more. https://app.box.com/s/tbozzrpjtznc1qzn122drxod5pon42k0
DBT Skills Group Leader & Co-leader Roles Expectations of Staff on Shift & in DBT Groups Jen Eaton This 1-page document provides expectations for leaders and co-leaders in DBT Skills groups. https://app.box.com/s/bvzp2cqtcl457897z71ncottt5799m7l
DBT Skills Group Leader & Co-leader Roles Expectations of Staff on Shift to support DBT skills training & in DBT Groups - Residential Unknown This 3-page document provides expectations for residential staff who may co-lead groups and haven't gone through a formal training, for new staff, relief staff, or as a refresher. https://app.box.com/s/6rebd97ee16q9ilqc1nx6qgx9j7hbp2c
Family Skills Manual Alan Fruzzetti This manual provides a set of skills—both adaptations of traditional DBT skills and unique skills specifically relevant to close interpersonal relationships—to aid clients in repairing relationships with loved ones that have been damaged by inaccurate communication, invalidation, and a lack of mindful awareness. Skills taught in this manual include Relational Mindfulness, Accurate Expression, and Self-Validation. He draws on similar concepts as discussed in his book “The High Conflict Couple” and elaborates on the necessary steps/behaviors to maintaining healthy and effective relationships. English Version and Spanish Version
Brain and Psychoterahpy Handout Saul Zelan This 2-page document provides a look at how brain cells coordinate behavior and how this effects the outcomes of psychotherapy. https://app.box.com/s/zkgcki2eppzpeq82r4rsbbcj2uad4f9w
An Introduction to Emotional Vulnerability Saul Zelan This 3-page handout is designed to explain the concepts of emotional vulnerability to clients in simple terms with easy to read graphs. https://app.box.com/s/dbjaa76zw6zo7t7n7t0khc3bqkqznzoq
How Would You Treat Someone with DID? Marsha Linehan (shared by John Mader) During a 2009 Symposium on Cutting Edge Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder, Linehan was asked, "How would you treat someone with DID?" This document contains is a transcription of her response. https://app.box.com/s/o72toc4evzexgjv3l0waytv5527xcrdw

DBT SKills Teaching Videos - The below videos have been generously shared by past members in PracticeGround's Courses--our spirit is tothrow ourselves into deliberately practice within a supportive community.  People video tape their teaching (just talking to their camera, no real patients). In these clips DBT skills trainers are practicingto improve the power of their DBT skills training--making the teaching sticky by incorporating stories and metaphors and teaching methods that hold attention, make the skill credible and relevant, and motivate skills learning and practice. We weren't trying to be perfect or hold ourselves up as paragons; we were just trying to improve and hope sharing our practice may be useful to you!

DBT Skill Author Video
How to End Destructive Relationships Leeza Friedman-Prokopishyn
Dialectics Leeza Friedman-Prokopishyn
Mindfulness of Current Emotions Leeza Friedman-Prokopishyn
IE Skills: Shaping, Mindfulness, Horses and Interpersonal Rejection Sherry Sims Beach
Skills Video Sherry Sims Beach
ER Skills: Model of emotion Sherry Sims Beach
Check the Facts Gwenne Woodward
Accumulating Positive Emotions Gwenne Woodward
PLEASE Skills Gwenne Woodward
Mindfulness Gwenne Woodward
Dialectics Gwenne Woodward

Case Conceptualization

Title From Description Download Link
Case Formulation Cheatsheet Mayo Clinic This 2-page file provides 3 steps in the DBT Case Formulation process and includes information on target behaviors, controlling variables, positive/negative reinforcers, aversive consequences, inadequate/inappropriate stimulus control, skill deficits, relevant secondary targets, and strategies to get a preferred behavior. https://app.box.com/s/io49gs9ny18w6bdx1ci6
Case Formulation Worksheet Mayo Clinic This 1-page form from the Mayo Clinic Health System provides areas to fill in the specific target behavior(s), assess (using elements of behavior chain analysis) for controlling variables including positive/negative reinforcers, aversive consequences, inadequate/inappropriate stimulus control, skill deficits, and relevant secondary targets; and strategies required to get a preferred behavior. https://app.box.com/s/j9smdqeyyopiz3d3vm45
Case Formulation Format with Cues Comtois & Landes This 6-page document provides a complete template for writing a DBT Case Formulation. It includes sections for a brief thumbnail, client's goals, biosocial theory, primary targets, therapy enhancing and therapy-interfering behaviors, quality of life interfering behaviors, secondary targets, relevant dialectical tensions in the client's life or therapy, behavior chain analysis including identification of controlling variables, and task analysis. https://app.box.com/s/3bdd9rda40vmrtug7dcx
DBT Case Conceptualization Blank Worksheet San Diego VAMC This 1-page DBT Case Conceptualization Worksheet provides space to identify basic demographic information, a brief summary of the biosocial model, primary treatment goals, target behaviors, primary skill deficits, issues regarding generalization of skill, secondary treatment targets (dialectical dilemmas), and the therapist's plan for utilizing behavioral strategies in relation to patient target behaviors. https://app.box.com/shared/9s6ryp6mom
DBT Case Formulation Template - brief format Unknown This 1-page document provides a list of items that should be identified in a DBT Case Conceptualization including treatment targets (suicidal/self-harm/NSSI behaviors, TIBs, quality of life), biosocial model, dialectical dilemmas, and common chain analyses observed in sessions. https://app.box.com/s/6v6vnt90rpwg4aacppgn

Core Mindfulness

Title From Description Download Link
States of Mind Handout Rachel Gill This 1-page venn diagram shows the States of Mind (Reasonable Mind and Emotion Mind) with a brief description of each state and then the States of Mind + Dialectical Synthesis equaling the Wise Mind. https://app.box.com/s/k0u6rf3rf0tpi84s5vgi
Mindfulness Skills Overview Rachel Gill This 3-page handout provides a DBT Skills Mindfulness Overview including the "How Skills" and "What Skills" (observe, describe, participate, non-judgmentally, one-mindfully, and effectively) and the rationale for each skill. https://app.box.com/s/3oyanps6sncfa72wfr56
Nonjudgmental Stance Handout and Worksheet Seth Axelrod This 2-page document looks at Core Mindfulness and practicing a nonjudgmental stance. The first page is a handout that explains the skill, how it can be useful and problems that occur with judgments, and steps for letting go of judgments. The second page is a worksheet that provides 5 short answer questions for clients to fill out as they think about a judgment that they have made. https://app.box.com/shared/694hcic0l2

DBT Orientation Materials

Title From Description Download Link
Commitment Strategies for DBT Katherine DeVries This 2-page document provides a description of the steps involved in each of 4 commitment sessions with DBT clients including concepts to discuss and homework to assign. https://app.box.com/s/htwqhpqln9iax2rhon5b
Welcome to the Pine Rest DBT Program Katherine DeVries This 1-page handout for clients in the Pine Rest DBT Program provides a list of commitment activities and paperwork that the client will receive, handouts that they will be asked to review and/or read at home, and homework assignments that will be given out during the commitment phase. https://app.box.com/s/7cpdz8thzys3dr850sxr
DBT Phone Coaching Agreement Jessica Chiu This 2-page document provides an orientation to DBT Phone Coaching. Page 1 provides a summary of general information and reasons why a client might call, what to do in an emergency, the 24-hour rule, and privacy concerns. Page 2 describes TIBs for Phone coaching on both the therapist and client's part and then includes an area where the therapist can fill in their limits for phone coaching, the client can commit to 3 skills they will practice while waiting for a return call from the therapist, and an informed consent and commitment area for the client to read and agree to. https://app.box.com/s/23m6h5cvsrse7rbaidmuo3sunrrdeyq2
DBT After Hours Phone Coaching Agreement Doreen DeRoss This 1-page document covers After Hours Phone Coaching including a rationale for phone coachings, reasons for coaching, the goals, what to expect from phone coaching, and the 24-hour rule. https://app.box.com/s/pwp9z7m6kofvhiyg87whvb66xt6gtfhm
Texting Authorization Form Amy House This 2-page document explains to clients the risks of communicating by email or text, and then lists the conditions for using these methods to communicate with the therapist. https://app.box.com/s/6ob5b90bp1lzofmnxjkexm5qgyxuwbqi
DBT Resident-Therapist Agreement Nadine Centineo, LCSW-C The first page of this document includes a Resident DBT agreement where youth make an agreement to participate in DBT and to several statements about their participation. Page 2 is for the therapist to make the commitment to the youth and agree to provide DBT therapy and commit to other helpful behaviors in their work with the resident. https://app.box.com/s/z3t05h2r4a84rld5qkhbtbrn57mxdphs
What the Heck is DBT? Video Esme Shaller This 8-minute whiteboard video was put together to explain a few things about comprehensive DBT. It was geared to the 13-25 year-old crowd and their parents, but it isn't explicitly only about DBT for adolescents, so it's useful beyond that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stz--d17ID4&feature=youtu.be
Welcome to DBT Letter Alexandria Beresford This 1-page letter orients clients to skills class and what to expect. https://app.box.com/s/8kfgetkygdwh8fsf0mhtdou4kej7ivdp
Phone Coaching Agreement Alexandria Beresford This 1-page agreement provides a rationale for phone coaching, as well as the goals and what to expect. https://app.box.com/s/oso60s9k33t5tq2dv8pe56430a90g83l
Parent Agreement Alexandria Beresford This 1-page agreement orients parents to the DBT program, as well as covering financial and phone coaching agreements. https://app.box.com/s/6hsyfn0eu9uydmh81lnof7y9hosp20a7
Outside Clinician Agreement Alexandria Beresford This 1-page agreement reviews the expectations for DBT Skills Training Class and asks the client's therapist to agree to those requirements. https://app.box.com/s/uw23w85d7cnosm8zj0yk7a3wzil0t4q8
Orienting Clients to DBT Alexandria Beresford This 1-page document provides a list of all the points that should be reviewed with a new DBT client. https://app.box.com/s/37ax16mn5ztalmb5uvehhmdnq2qfa84b
Electronic Commmunication Agreement Alexandria Beresford This 1-page document provides the conditions for the use of email and texts with a therapist. https://app.box.com/s/i3eyp496kqjvnykq72qqrauwnz88f7oe
Client-Therapist Agreements Alexandria Beresford This 1-page provides an agreement between client and therapist for DBT therapy. https://app.box.com/s/pt1hjexzchss3a6mxptv81ymjw50ye9i
Sample agency practices for responding to client suicide Suicide Prevention Resource Center These guidelines and recommendations are intended to help identify immediate responsibilities and potential resources and sources of support following a client suicide. http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/sample-agency-practices-responding-client-suicide

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Title From Description Download Link
Interpersonal Effectiveness Goals Figure Seth Axelrod This 1-page graphic flowchart provides a look at the goals of interpersonal effectiveness, including self-respect effectiveness, objective effectiveness, and relationship effectiveness with a brief description of the goal and the skill that should be used in each. https://app.box.com/shared/rr5kl90s3f
DEARMAN GIVE FAST Worksheet Seth Axelrod This 2-page worksheet for clients targets interpersonal effectiveness skills. Page 1 provides areas to write out objectives effectiveness using DEAR MAN. Page 2 provides 4 short answer questions for the client to think about with relationship effectiveness and self-respect effectiveness. https://app.box.com/shared/hs1frztnri
Managing Interpersonal Anger Handout and Worksheet Seth Axelrod This 2-page handout looks at interpersonal effectiveness skills. The first page provides a description of managing interpersonal anger and goes through 6 steps that the client can take. Page 2 provides a worksheet for them to complete on the prompting event, rating their anger intensity, applying the use of several skills, and then rating their intensity again after completing the worksheet. https://app.box.com/shared/emms3uleky
Ways to Manage Distress RIGHT NOW Seth Axelrod This 2-page document lists a collection of 11 ways a person can manage their distress in the moment. https://app.box.com/shared/e8rr4o65kf
Model for Describing Emotions Handout and Worksheet Seth Axelrod This 2-page document includes a model that can be used to explain emotions and behavior to clients and then a worksheet that can be used by the client to describe and rate their emotion/actions at each stage of the model. https://app.box.com/shared/lklf27zonx
Letting go of Emotional Suffering Worksheet Seth Axelrod This 1-page worksheet asks a client to identify a negative emotional reaction during the past week and then answer a series of questions about how they felt during the incident. https://app.box.com/shared/n51klzcgga

Client Homework Sheets

Title From Description Download Link
ABC PLEASE homework sheet Amy House This 1-page ABC PLEASE skills practice worksheet asks clients to rate how well they have been doing on each of the skills over the past 2 weeks on a 0-5 rating scale and then to list one thing that they could do in the upcoming week to move up one point. Skills include accumulate positive experiences, build mastery, cope ahead, treat physical illness, balance eating, avoid mood-altering drugs, sleep balanced, and get exercise. https://app.box.com/s/g5ubemp4l6529bj8ngm0jn0kafcbxbe0
Turning the Mind, Willingness, and Willfulness Worksheet Seth Axelrod This 1-page distress tolerance homework sheet allows a client to document their work and plans in turning the mind, willingness, and willfulness. https://app.box.com/shared/9jkitefqmk
Radical Acceptance Worksheet Seth Axelrod This 1-page worksheet contains 6 questions that a client can complete to document their radical acceptance work. https://app.box.com/shared/2hdd8855ik
Pros and Cons Worksheet Seth Axelrod This 1-page worksheet contains sections that a client can complete to document pros and cons of crisis behavior. https://app.box.com/shared/4xyt85jbzy
Myths of Grieving Saul Zelan This 1-page document provides 30 statements about grief. Clients are asked to star the ones that fit for them and/or cross out the ones that don't fit, rewrite entries so they fit better, add entries that relate more closely to their situation, read it once and put it aside for a time, and then discuss it with someone they trust to ask their opinion and share the client's own. https://app.box.com/s/6rv2a7og5biak8meawupufxp16svnfrf
Red Zone Worksheet Levels of Emotional Arousal John Mader This 1-page Red Zone worksheet asks clients to identify and understand their emotion dysregulation. They are asked to circle an emotion (sadness, anger, fear, shame, guilt, jealousy, envy, joy, love) and indicate their current baseline and note their reactivity. Then there is a chart to fill out the level of emotion intensity from 0-90 and to list the emotion name, the body experience, the thoughts, and the urges and actions that accompanied the emotion. https://app.box.com/s/h29a0bja42rk9shhxfz6zrsxt2zk50hk
List for Observing & Describing Emotions John Mader This 1-page document provides lists of words to observe and describe the emotions of anger, joy, love, sadness, fear and shame. https://app.box.com/s/dl36im0475oxi5ousht2jty5trj24f2p
Values, Goals, & Actions Worksheet 2014 John Mader This 1-page Values, Goals and Actions worksheet asks clients to look at 12 valued areas of life including couple/marriage/partner relationships, parenting, other family relations, friendship/social relations, career/work, education/training/life-long learning, recreation/leisure/hobbies/creative expression, spirituality & religion, community engagement/citizenship, health & physical well-being, security & safety, and finances. For each area, clients are asked to rate the importance of the area on a 0-10 scale, rate their current practice of the area on a 0-10 scale, briefly describe the kind of person they want to be in each area, list relevant goals, and next steps/tasks/valued actions that they will take. https://app.box.com/s/1utn83jviswdyk0c7rbm1uz2axxpaju8
Couple Problem Analysis Worksheet John Mader This 1-page worksheet provides a format for using behavior chain analysis to understand a conflict/problem a couple has experienced. It includes assessment of vulnerability factors, prompting event for each partner, and links in the chain leading up to the problem, description of the problem behavior and immediate and delayed consequences (e.g. harm to self and to environment/others). https://app.box.com/s/092elh65jhy1p6zk9sasu1xl2z4tht55
Behaviors That Lead to Closeness Worksheet John Mader This 1-page worksheet helps client's assess the impact of behaviors in relationships on the experience of feeling "close" to a partner. The "Behaviors to Closeness Quadrant" has the client fill in each of the four quadrants indicating 1) my behaviors that lead to my experience of more closeness with my partner, 2) my behaviors that lead to my partner experiencing more closeness with me, 3) my partner's behaviors that lead to my experience of more closeness with my partner, and 4) my partner's behaviors that lead to my partner experiencing more closeness with me. https://app.box.com/s/12xiwdt6radfl3r8yne2lh1cmj12gmyq
Behavioral Chain Analysis Worksheet Seth Axelrod This 1-page worksheet allows the client to do a Chain Analysis including identifying a prompting event, listing their actual behaviors and events, vulnerability factor and the consequences and harm of their problem behavior. It also integrates Solution Analysis work with places to identify ways to reduce vulnerability in the future, ways to prevent prompting event in the future, skillful alternative behaviors, and plans to repair, correct, and over-correct harm. https://app.box.com/shared/pixtnr7btu
Chain Analysis Diagram Worksheet John Mader This 1-page Chain Analysis Diagram Worksheet provides areas for vulnerability factors, precipitating or prompting event, links of thoughts/feelings/sensations/urges and events, problem behavior/target behavior, and consequences (positive/negative reinforcers, positive/negative punishers). https://app.box.com/s/r98x9kfer9yu4v2mc1h4st6y6590w4si
Chain Analysis Diagram Worksheet with Solution Analysis John Mader This 1-page Chain Analysis Diagram Worksheet provides areas for vulnerability factors, precipitating or prompting event, links of thoughts/feelings/sensations/urges and events, problem behavior/target behavior, and consequences (positive/negative reinforcers, positive/negative punishers) with boxes for solution behaviors/skills at each of the 4 stages of the chain. https://app.box.com/s/vcxgcnl88st2ke605rp6xiu7bbxzyxof

DBT SKILLS TESTS AND QUIZ SHOW GAMES

Title From Description Download Link
Distress Tolerance Test Joan Russo This 1-page document provides a Distress Tolerance and Core Mindfulness Skills Review with fill-in-the-blank questions including the 3 states of mind, the "What" skills and "How" skills, TIPP skills, Distraction skills (ACCEPTS) and Soothing with the 5 senses. https://app.box.com/s/x2vzt0lqb1t41efe64mg
Emotion Regulation Skills Quiz Unknown This 2-page quiz asks key questions about emotion regulation, including the PLEASE skills, mastery, opposite action, TIP skills, and identification of goals and values. https://app.box.com/s/7xqflpyxpmfh0zndxac3
Distress Tolerance Quiz Unknown This 2-page quiz asks key questions about distress tolerance, including identification of the IMPROVE the moment skills, ACCEPTS skills, allowing the mind, radical acceptance, and self soothe skills. https://app.box.com/s/nlc1t2z0zqlqn14s7809
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Game Unknown This PowerPoint slide deck includes the rules and complete questions with answers to play Who Wants to be a Millionaire? in a DBT Skills group. https://app.box.com/shared/zrx8ye0f3m
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Template Unknown This PowerPoint template slide deck includes the rules and a place to create your own questions in order to play Who Wants to be a Millionare? in a DBT Skills group. https://app.box.com/shared/dxcgbbm9cn
Distress Tolerance Jeopardy Unknown This PowerPoint slide deck includes the setup and complete questions with answers to play Distress Tolerance Jeopardy in a DBT Skills group. https://app.box.com/s/pj20l3nmc171ovm3yihv3uidz80lcw8g
Jeopardy Template Unknown This PowerPoint template slide deck includes the components needed to play Jeopardy in a DBT Skills group. https://app.box.com/shared/n7k9f2yive
DBT Jeopardy Unknown This PowerPoint template slide deck includes the components needed to play Jeopardy in a DBT Skills group. https://app.box.com/shared/my5gpqtrmh
DBT Jeopardy Unknown A word file of questions that can be used for DBT Jeopardy. https://app.box.com/shared/vpteimakrb
DBT Jeopardy Unknown Another word file of questions that can be used for DBT Jeopardy. https://app.box.com/shared/opcu8cpikm

DBT THERAPIST CERTIFICATION

Title From Description Link
DBT Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) DBT Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) The non-profit organization that developed the DBT certification process approved by the treatment developer herself, Dr. Marsha Linehan of the University of Washington in Seattle. http://dbt-lbc.org/
How to Prep for DBT Certification John Mader In this infographic, John gives strategies that he considers successful ways to prep for the certification process and includes some helpful links. https://app.box.com/s/c7haehq4hhb444djjgyii84lgbeftokc
Sample Study Team Practice Test John Mader This 36 item multiple choice test is a sample of what you can create to use as practice for the DBT-LBC exam. Exam and Answer Key

ARTICLES AND REFERENCES

Featured Articles

Article Title Author Description Download Link
Summary of DBT Data to Date Linehan Institute The Linehan Institute provides 3 data files including Randomized Controlled/Comparative Trials of Standard DBT, Randomized Controlled/Comparative Trials of DBT Skills and Non-RCTs Researching Standard DBT. http://www.linehaninstitute.org/research/data-to-date.php
DBT Info to Advance Credibility + Value of Adherence Full Standard DBT Roy Krawitz Of this article, Roy says, "I have been and continue to collect information (as evidence-based as I have been able) to promote the credibility and value of full standard DBT that might be persuasive for administrators and funders and have attached a 2 page document of where I have got to so far. I have given particular attention to the economic benefits and data that demonstrate the value of adherent DBT. I would value if others had information beyond what I have gathered." Please note: Roy Krawitz gathered the data for local use rather than for wider distribution and consequently gathered the data short of the thoroughness with which he would have gathered the data if he knew that it was going to be distributed. Roy Krawitz makes no representation, express or implied, that the information in this summary is correct. Readers must therefore always check the information from the original sources before they act on this information. While every effort has been to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date as possible at the date of writing, Roy Krawitz is not able to give any guarantee or assurance that such is the case. Roy Krawitz does not accept responsibility or legal liability for any errors or for the misuse or misapplication of material in this work". https://app.box.com/s/bf9fdd54fc7db0bf4e77
Recovered Voices: Experiences of Borderline Personality Disorder Carla D. Chugani The purpose of this article is to use poetic analysis to present evocative accounts of the lived experiences of individuals who have recovered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss6/2/

Articles and Resources by Topic

Topic Area Link
ACT and RFT ACT and RFT articles and resources
Anxiety Anxiety articles and resources
Assessment Assessment articles and resources
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) articles and resources
Anxiety Anxiety articles and resources
Children and Adolescents Children and Adolescent articles and resources
Children and Adolescents Children and Adolescent articles and resources
Compassion and Shame Compassion/Shame articles and resources
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) articles and resources
Depression Depression articles and resources
Ethics Ethics articles and resources
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) articles and resources
General Wellness General Wellness articles and resources
Intimate Partner Violence Intimate Partner Violence articles and resources
Mindfulness Mindfulness articles and resources
Multicultural Competence/Social Justice Multicultural Competence/Social Justice articles and resources
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) articles and resources
Pain Pain articles and resources
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) articles and resources
Research Issues Research Issues articles and resources
Sleep Disorders Sleep Disorders articles and resources
Suicide Suicide articles and resources
Supervision Supervision articles and resources
Teams Teams articles and resources
Therapy Therapy articles and resources
Training Training articles and resources

BOOKS AND BOOK REVIEWS

Topic Author Title
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) A.E. Fruzzetti The High Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Robert O. Friedel, Perry D. Hoffman, Dixianne Penney, and Patricia Woodward Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) John G. Gunderson and Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D. Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Valerie Porr Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Kiera Van Gelder The Buddha and the Borderline
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) R. Krawitz and W. Jackson Borderline personality disorder: the facts
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Marsha M. Linehan and Rafael Santandreu Manual de tratamiento de los trastornos de personalidad limite/Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Desorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Blaise Aguirre, MD and Gillian Galen, PsyD Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Blaise A Aguirre Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents, 2nd Edition: What To Do When Your Teen Has BPD: A Complete Guide for Families
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Cedar Koons, LCSW The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions: Take Control of BPD with DBT
Intellectual Disabilities J. Brown The Skills System Instructor's Guide: An Emotion-Regulation Skills Curriculum for all Learning Abilities
Intellectual Disabilities M. Charlton & E. Dykstra Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Special Populations: Treatment with adolescents. In R. Fletcher (ed.) Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disabiity.
Intellectual Disabilities M. Lew Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adults who have Intellectual Disability. In R. Fletcher (ed.) Psychotherapy for Individuals for Intellectual Disability
Intellectual Disabilities M. Verhoeven Journeying to Wise-Mind: Dialectical Behavior Therapy and offenders with Intellectual Disability. In L.A. Craig, K.D. Browne, &V W.R. Lindsay, (eds.) Assessment and Treatment of Sexual offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Shari Manning Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Paul Raeburn Acquainted with the Night
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) David Karp The Burden of Sympathy
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Jerold Kreisman I hate you...Don't leave me
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Jerold Kreisman Sometimes I act crazy
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Gail Griffith Will's Choice
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Boris Birmaher New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Neil Bockian New Hope for people with Borderline Personality Disorder
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Pat Harvey and Jeanine Penzo Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Marya Hornbacher Wasted
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Marya Hornbacher Madness
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Sheri Van Dijk Don't Let Emotions Run Your Life for Teens
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Matthew McKay Dialectical Behavior Therapy
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Xavier Amador I am not Sick, I Don't Need Help
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Kaye Jamison An Unquiet Mind
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) David Kundtz Quiet Mind
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Thich Nhat Hanh Peace is Every Step
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Mark Nepo The Book of Awakening
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Jon Muth Zen Shorts
For Parents From Parents DBT Skills Training Group (from Pat Harvey) Jon Muth The Three Questions