Interpersonal Effectiveness in DBT

8-week Deep Dive into Interpersonal Skills | Meets Wednesdays 7-9pm ET / 5-7pm MT

  • Starts Oct. 26
  • 655 Canadian dollars
  • Virtual

Available spots


Service Description

This 8-week DBT Group provides an in-depth training of the DBT skills of Interpersonal Effectiveness outlined in the DBT Skills Handouts and Worksheets: Second Edition by Marsha M. Linehan. Interpersonal Effectiveness is all about creating healthy relationships and strengthening existing relationships. In this course you will learn skills for how to effectively ask for what you want (or say no), while also maintaining respect for yourself and others. In this experiential skills group you will learn essential skills for assisting your clients in improving their communication in relationships (and in yours as well)! As care providers, we have a tendency to value the needs of others over ourselves and may have difficulties with saying no. This leads to burnout, resentment and ultimately conflict in our relationships. Learn how to establish boundaries, while strengthening your relationships. No knowledge of DBT is required. This course is suitable for DBT newbies and the more advanced clinician. This group is also recommended for participants that have previously attended either the Intensive or Abbreviated DBT Skills Group at DBT HOUSE. ​ Course Outline: Week 1 - Goals of Interpersonal Effectiveness, Understanding Obstacles, Interpersonal Myths, Clarifying Goals in Interpersonal Situations Week 2 - Skills for getting needs met (DEAR MAN), Asking for what you want while prioritizing your relationship (GIVE), Skills for maintaining Self Respect Week 3 - Evaluating Options, Troubleshooting Week 4 - Building Relationships Overview, Finding and Getting People to Like You, Mindfulness of Others Week 5 - Ending Relationships. Review of FAST skill Week 6 - Dialectics Week 7 - Validation of others, Identifying Self Validation & Recovering from Invalidation. Review of GIVE Skill Week 8 - Behaviour Change Strategies & Review DBT Skills Group Weekly Agenda: - Mindfulness Practice - Review of Home Practice - New Skills Training - Check Out Group Discussion and Application to Clinical Practice will be woven into skills training in each session. DBT encourages home practice to generalize the skills we learn in Group. For this reason, homework is assigned and reviewed in each session. * Materials will be provided. Recommended text: DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, 2014. * Prices are in Canadian dollars. Timing is ET. Participants may join from anywhere. * Course outline is subject to changes, of which you will be notified.


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Contact Details

(647) 490-0406

info@dbthouse.com