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dialectical behavior therapy (dbt) skills in schools (dbt steps-a)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills in Schools helps adolescents manage difficult emotional situations, cope with stress, and make better decisions. By leading experts in DBT and school-based interventions, this manual brings DBT to schools.

31710 DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills in Schools


Skills training for emotional problem solving for adolescents

James J. Mazza, Elizabeth T. Dexter-Mazza, Alec L. Miller, Jill H. Rathus, and Heather E. Murphy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills have been demonstrated to be effective in helping adolescents manage difficult emotional situation, cope with stress, and make better decisions.  Written by leading experts in DBT and school-based interventions, this unique manual offers the first non-clinical application of DBT skills. 

Presenting an innovative social-emotional learning curriculum for Grades 6-12, it includes explicit instructions for teaching the following DBT skills:

*Mindfulness    *Distress Tolerance        *Emotion Regulation      *Interpersonal Effectiveness

The book includes:

  • 30 Lesson Plans, with reproducible tools
  • 99 Handouts
  • Diary Card                                                                        
  • 3 Student Tests

The large-size format, and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying.  Purchasers also get access to a Web page, where the reproducible materials can be downloaded and printed.

Instructor Information, Lesson Plans and Tests included:
Lesson 1. Orientation
Lesson 2. Dialectics
Lesson 3. Mindfulness: Wise Mind
Lesson 4. Mindfulness: “What” Skills
Lesson 5. Mindfulness: “How” Skills
Lesson 6. Distress Tolerance: Introduction to Crisis Survival Skills, and ACCEPTS
Lesson 7. Distress Tolerance: Self-Soothe and IMPROVE the Moment
Lesson 8. Distress Tolerance: TIP Skills for Managing Extreme Emotions
Lesson 9. Distress Tolerance: Pros and Cons
Lesson 10. Distress Tolerance: Introduction to Reality Acceptance Skills, and Radical Acceptance
Lesson 11. Distress Tolerance: Turning the Mind and Willingness
Lesson 12. Distress Tolerance: Mindfulness of current Thoughts (and Distress Tolerance Test)
Lesson 13. Core Mindfulness: Wise Mind
Lesson 14. Core Mindfulness: “What” and “How” Skills
Lesson 15. Emotion Regulation: Goals of Emotion Regulation and Functions of Emotions
Lesson 16. Emotion Regulation: Describing Emotions
Lesson 17. Emotion Regulation: Check the Facts and Opposite Action
Lesson 18. Emotion Regulation: Problem Solving
Lesson 19. Emotion Regulation: The A of ABC PLEASE
Lesson 20. Emotion Regulation: The BC PLEASE OF ABC PLEASE
Lesson 21. Emotion Regulation: The Wave Skill—Mindfulness of Current Emotion
Lesson 22. Emotion Regulation: Emotional Regulation Test
Lesson 23: Mindfulness: Wise Mind Review
Lesson 24. Mindfulness: “What” and “How” Skills Review
Lesson 25. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Goals and Overview
Lesson 26. Interpersonal Effectiveness: DEAR MAN Skills
Lesson 27. Interpersonal Effectiveness: GIVE Skills
Lesson 28. Interpersonal Effectiveness: FAST Skills
Lesson 29. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Evaluating Options for How Intensely to Ask or Say No
Lesson 30. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Interpersonal Effectiveness Test

Paperback; 490 pages.