On Demand: Foundations of DBT: Distress Tolerance

About this Resource:

As caring and competent providers, you realize the importance of having readily available tools to share with your clients whether you are meeting for the 1st or the 15th time. Few evidence based practices offer relevant and accessible skills for decreasing distress, or the vulnerability to distress, like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  Although not a comprehensive DBT course, this 4 module seminar provides a snapshot of some of the foundational skills of DBT. Learn how you can integrate DBT-informed skills into your work with clients from a trauma psychologist trained in DBT approaches.

Week 2: Learn skills for helping clients validate their emotions 

  • Discuss the importance of sensing, naming and managing emotions
  • Identify ways to engage clients in their own assessment of their emotions
  • Identify techniques to assist clients in developing practical strategies for addressing their emotions appropriately


For access to all resources from this series, please visit our DBT resource page here.

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