DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills Preview

Teach your clients to use interpersonal effectiveness skills as a part of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). This handout summarizes three skills related.

Skills in interpersonal relationships

Also called soft skills, social skills, life skills or people skills, interpersonal skills are a key to life's successes.

Sternberg’s Love Theory: The triangular theory of love is a theory of love developed by psychologist Robert Sternberg. In the context of interpersonal relationships, ‘the three components of love, according to the triangular theory, are an intimacy component, a passion component, and a decision/commitment component’.

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The triangular theory of love dev. by Robert Sternberg. 3 components of love: an intimacy component, passion component & decision/commitment component.

INTJ - Interpersonal Relationships....I think this really confuses most people when they meet an INTJ on even a superficial level (but especially on a more interactive level).

I think this really confuses most people when they meet an INTJ on even a superficial level (but especially on a more interactive level).

1) 15-20 minutes for activity, 10+ min for discussion  2) contraindications- participants must be willing, verbal, have a level of self-awareness 3)To increase communication skills related to relationships in order to increase client skill in interpersonal relationships necessary for success in work duties

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1) 15-20 minutes for activity, 10+ min for discussion 2) contraindications- participants must be willing, verbal, have a level of self-awareness 3)To increase communication skills related to relationships in order to increase client skill in interpersonal relationships necessary for success in work duties

10 rules for fighting fair by The Gottman Institute. All at once may be too much... Match to your clients and pick a couple of these that have biggest impact and work on those but only after you have properly assessed the problem and motivate them to change through a redefinition of the problem and increasing hope.

10 Rules for Fair Fighting (Stay Married): "There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire." (David O. McKay) Get the best tips and how to have strong marriage/relationship here:

"Really good quality long-term interpersonal relationships are based on shared experience but also the ability to share how we are feeling at that time."

How to Get Better at Expressing Your Feelings

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Great expert tips on how to effectively discuss problems with someone and improve your relationship

Great expert tips on how to effectively discuss problems with someone and improve your relationship. From Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Rules for having calm discussions about disagreements -- "Fair Fighting Rules"

Laura McLaughlin is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed mental health counselor who offers equine assisted behavioral health services including psychotherapy, equine assisted EMDR, clinical supervision and consultation services.

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