Worksheets are listed below with explanations provided in bold. Utilizing the displayed example allows the therapist to read in context and for it to be relevant to their own situation. This will give the therapist a feel of how resources are meant to be used and implemented.
Multiple studies have shown that DBT is effective for individuals who have BPD. Linehan stressed three key aspects of DBT that therapists should be aware of. The first is that DBT programs require all of the skills that have been demonstrated to be effective in mental health. The second is that the DBT program is conducted in small groups. This sets boundaries for the group. The third is that DBT increases the patient's ability to deal with their emotions. Through the use of mindfulness skills, DBT reduces both medication use and suicide attempts. This is because, at the same time that DBT is helping the client understand their emotions, the client also learns to regulate their emotions.
Many details can be added to the skills level. For example, it is typical for the student to have a contract that the client signs. It is also typical for the student to review the skills at the beginning of each session. However, outcomes tend to increase if the student reviews the skills and demonstrates the skills themselves before each session. d2c66b5586