Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

General links

Assessment / Evaluation


The top link when typing  "Supplementary Materials for DBT" (google.com) into Google leads to a helpful selection of materials

Key references

  • Palmer, R. L. (2002). Dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 10-16 rcpsych.org

Other resources

The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is an Australian mental health organisation that conducts research, provides training and supervision, and offers a clinical service. They have made some emotional regulation / distress tolerance resources.

Distress Intolerance

Self-help Programme

  1. Understanding distress intolerance
  2. Accepting distress
  3. Improving distress
  4. Tolerating distress


Self Help Programme

  1. What is assertiveness?
  2. How to recognise assertive behaviour
  3. How to think more assertively
  4. How to behave more assertively
  5. Reducing physical tension
  6. How to say "no" assertively
  7. How to deal assertively with criticism
  8. How to deal with disappointment assertively
  9. How to give and receive compliments assertively
  10. Putting it all together

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Information Sheets

  1. What is anger?
  2. Anger coping strategies
  3. Assertive communication
  4. Coping with stress
  5. Grief and bereavement