DBT: Interpersonal Effectiveness
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DBT: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Using DBT skills to manage interactions and communicate with skill and wisdom
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4.6 (19 ratings)
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Created by Dr Yvette Vardy
Last updated 12/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • To manage interpersonal interactions skilfully
  • To practice identifying your objectives in interactions
  • To understand the three competing priorities in interpersonal interactions
  • To practice prioritising the three DBT priorities in any given interaction
  • To learn concrete skills to speak up skilfully and get needs met in relationships
  • To learn and practice both WHAT to say and HOW to say it when communicating with others
  • To ask for something or say no in a way that maximises your chance that you will achieve your objective
  • To know how to defuse a person when they are reacting, so that you maintain a good relationship
  • To learn how to set boundaries when an interaction feels disrespectful
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Learn skills from the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Interpersonal Effectiveness module. Find out how to handle interpersonal interactions with wisdom by firstly identifying what you most want to achieve. Learn how to express yourself and get your needs met in healthy ways. Learn and master practical skills to maximise the chances you will achieve your objectives. See fun examples and do practical activities to really solidify your learning.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Anyone seeking to improve their skills in managing interactions with others
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to speak up or say no skilfully
  • People needing support in setting good boundaries and having clear communication
  • Anyone interested in learning how to maintain a good relationship even through difficult interactions
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 01:41:17
+ Effective relating
3 lectures 13:39

Print out this handout and reflect on your general patterns in interpersonal interactions. Consider what you might need in order to relate with more flexibility in your life.

Interpersonal dialectics
Fun Example: Being right or being wise?
+ Clarifying what we want in our interactions
5 lectures 20:17
The "Three Priorities" in interpersonal situations
Fun Example: Knowing what we want? Easier said than done!

Print the worksheet out for use in the practical examples!

ACTIVITY: Rating priorities
ACTIVITY: My solutions to rating the priorities

Print out the handout to practise applying these skills in daily interactions.

Practice in daily life
+ The DBT skills for the Three Priorites
1 lecture 01:42
The DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills for the three priorities
+ DEAR MAN: Maximizing Objective Effectiveness
5 lectures 31:20
Introducing the DEAR MAN skill
The DEAR script

Print out these worksheets and handouts, so you can practise creating scripts during the exercises in this course, and then in daily life. Starting with scripts helps you master the skill so it becomes automatic. You can then practise rehearsing in your mind what you could say during daily interactions as they are unfolding.

ACTIVITY: Writing a DEAR script for scenario
ACTIVITY: Example DEAR script for scenario
MAN: Additional skills in how to achieve your objective
+ GIVE: Maximizing Relationship Effectiveness
5 lectures 13:09
The GIVE skills
Example of GIVE
ACTIVITY: Writing a DEAR GIVE script for scenario
ACTIVITY: Example DEAR GIVE script for scenario
Using GIVE to defuse tension or manage arguments
+ FAST: Maximizing Self-Respect Effectiveness
3 lectures 07:58
The FAST skills
ACTIVITY: Writing a DEAR FAST script for scenario
ACTIVITY: Example DEAR FAST script for scenario
+ Summary and Bonus Lecture
2 lectures 05:32

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Bonus Lecture and resources in the lecture description