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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Treatment guides

Exercises, Worksheets & Workbooks

  • 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

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. ilovedbt.com has also created a selection of DBT-style resources.

DBT Handouts & Worksheets

DBT Skills
  1. DBT skills quick reference sheet ilovedbt.com archive.org
Core Mindfulness Skills
  1. States of mind handout ilovedbt.com archive.org
  2. 6 levels of validation handout & worksheets ilovedbt.com archive.org
  3. Reality acceptance skills overview ilovedbt.com archive.org
Distress Tolerance
  1. DBT multi-purpose pros & cons worksheet ilovedbt.com archive.org
  2. DBT skills training pros & cons worksheet ilovedbt.com archive.org
  3. Guided mindfulness script for practicing mindfulness to emotion ilovedbt.com archive.org
  4. Distress tolerance worksheet ilovedbt.com archive.org
Emotion Regulation
  1. Emotion myths worksheet ilovedbt.com archive.org
  2. Check the facts handout & worksheet ilovedbt.com archive.org
  3. Opposite action handout & worksheet ilovedbt.com archive.org
  4. Working with primary and secondary emotions worksheet and handout ilovedbt.com archive.org
  5. DBT target behavior chain analysis worksheet ilovedbt.com archive.org
  6. DBT behavior chain & solution analysis worksheet (fillable) ilovedbt.com archive.org
Interpersonal effectiveness
  1. DEAR MAN GIVE FAST handout & worksheet ilovedbt.com archive.org

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