DBT Peer Connections

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DBT Peer Connections Skills Training Videos

When I first decided to pursue DBT, it was a nightmare trying to access a program. Therefore, I decided that if I made it into DBT and it proved to be as awesome as Marsha Linehan’s manual suggested, I would do whatever I could to help my peers gain access to the wisdom I was fortunate enough to attain. Since insurance agencies are far more powerful than me and the courts proved to be disinterested in protecting the Medicaid recipient rights as demonstrated by the dismissal of my cause of action, I decided that if the health “care” doors would not open to let my peers benefit from DBT, then I would have to find a way to bring DBT to them. This skills training video series is the result of my efforts. I hope you enjoy the vidoes, find them useful, share them with others, and that you gain skillful means.

Love and Kindness,
Rachel Gill (aka Pinki Tuscaderro)


DBT Peer Connections Skills Training Video Series

  1. Introduction to Paced Breathing
  1. Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  1. The Biosocial Model, Wise Mind & TIP Skills
  1. DBT 6 Levels of Validation
  1. Setting SMART Goals & VITALS to Success Skills
  1. Core Mindfulness Skills
  2. Reality Acceptance Skills
  1. Distress Tolerance STOP Skills
  1. Distress Tolerance ACCEPTS and IMPROVE Skills
  1. Identifying, Labeling, and Function of Emotions
  1. Check the Facts of Emotional Responses
  1. Opposite to Emotion Action
  1. Problem-Solving Emotion Regulation
  1. Behavior Chain Analysis & Generating Solutions
  1. ABC PLEASE Skills
  1. Interpersonal Effectiveness DEAR MAN GIVE FAST Skills

What is DBT? An Interview With DBT Founder Dr. Marsha Linehan

 Introduction to Paced Breathing by Rachel Gill

This is an introduction to mindfulness tasks according to dialectical behavior therapy. The video covers breath training and provides a guided exercise in paced breathing.

Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy

This is a brief introduction to dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills training from the perspective of a peer in phase 3 of DBT. The presentation may be useful to anyone who is interested learning about DBT skills training.

The Biosocial Model, Wise Mind & TIP Skills

This is an introductory video for people who are just starting out with dialectical behavior therapy skills training. Concepts covered include the biosocial model for emotion dysregulation, wise mind, dialectical thinking and TIP crisis survival skills. If you are unfamiliar with the DBT Peer Connections training videos, this is a good starting point for you.

DBT 6 Levels of Validation

In this skills training video, you will learn the what the 6 levels of Validation are according to dialectical behavior therapy. You will learn how to define, identify, and apply the various levels of validation to yourself and others.

Setting SMART Goals & VITALS to Success Skills

This dialectical behavior therapy skills training video defines SMART Goals, which are Specific, Meaningful, Achievable, Recordable, and timeline-based. VITALS to success skills help make the process of working toward SMART goals more effective.

Core Mindfulness Skills

In the first video viewers are oriented to DBT. It is an introduction to DBT as a whole. In this first official episode.The viewer learns about mindfulness as it relates to skills and dialectical behavior therapy. These are the first skills taught in DBT skills trainings groups and are essential to building DBT skills mastery.

Reality Acceptance Skills

Reality Acceptance Skills

DIalectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training teaches four sets of skills for life enhancement. This is the third video installment in a series in progress that aims to teach DBT’s valuable skills from a peer perspective and to make such learning easily accessible and without the burden of excessive costs. In this episode, the skills that are taught relate to Reality acceptance and fit within the core mindfulness module. Specifically, the skills you learn in this video are Loving Kindness, Radical Acceptance, Willingness, Turn the Mind, and Half-smile

Distress Tolerance STOP Skills

In this dialectical behavior therapy skills training video, viewers learn the distress tolerance STOP skills, which include: STOP, Take a Step Back, Observe the Situation, and Proceed Effectively.

Distress Tolerance ACCEPTS and IMPROVE Skills

This is the 4th video in what will be a complete series teaching DBT skills from a peer perspective. This video covers distress tolerance skills which are remembered by the acronyms ACCEPTS and IMPROVE. The skills covered includes Activities, Contributing, Comparisons, Emotion opposites, Thoughts, Self-soothe with the senses, Imagery, Meaning, Prayer (as it relates to your personal spiritual beliefs), Relaxation, One thing at a time, Vacation, and Encouragement.

Identifying, Labeling, and Function of Emotions

This video is an introduction to dialectical behavior therapy emotion regulation skills. The video begins with an overview of all the emotion regulation skills then covers goals of emotion regulation skills training, identifying and labeling emotions, function of emotions, and mindful to emotions.

Check the Facts of Emotional Responses

This is part 2 of the emotion regulation skills training videos I am creating. The first emotion regulation video, Ep 4a, discusses identifying and labeling emotions. Here we discuss check the facts, which is a skill we use in DBT to determine whether an emotional response is appropriate for a situation. This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to check the facts and provides examples of a variety of emotions that fit the facts to help build a point of reference for solving problematic emotional responses. In the next video we will cover the skill opposite action.

Opposite to Emotion Action

In this episode, we explore the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skill opposite to emotion action or opposite action for short. You will learn what opposite action is, how to apply it using the skill check the facts explored in Episode 4b, and a number of different opposite actions for different emotions with examples from a peer with five years experience in a comprehensive DBT program.

Problem-Solving Emotion Regulation

In this video, you learn the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) emotion regulation skill problem solving, that is how to figure out what to do when you are experiencing intense or unwanted emotions. In the previous two videos (4b, 4c) you learned the emotion regulation skills check the facts and opposite action. In the problem solving video you will learn how to put all three together to generate solutions for emotional situations. If you have any comments or questions you can send Rachel Gill an email at ilovedbt@gmail.com or you can check out DBT Peer Connections website at ilovedbt.com

Behavior Chain Analysis & Generating Solutions

Continuing with the emotion regulation skills module, this dialectical behavior therapy training video provides viewers the rationale behind behavior analysis and a step by step guide on how to conduct a behavior chain analysis, generate DBT skills based solutions, make repairs, overcorrect harm, and create prevention strategies for problematic behaviors.

ABC PLEASE Skills

This video covers dialectical behavior therapy emotion regulation ABC PLEASE skills, which are particularly aimed at reducing vulnerability to emotion mind. The skills covered are taught from a peer perspective.

Interpersonal Effectiveness DEAR MAN GIVE FAST Skills

This dialectical behavior therapy skills training video teaches the interpersonal effectiveness skills best remembered by the acronyms DEAR MAN GIVE FAST. The skills will help you learn to be more effective in getting what you want or need from others.

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4 thoughts on “DBT Peer Connections Skills Training Videos

  1. I am an LPC in Dallas Texas & have been interested in DBT. The limitations have kept me from pursuing the credentials for me to specialize in DBT. I would appreciate information about training.

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  2. Pingback: DBT Peer Connections Skills Training Videos | DBT Peer Connections | MAKE BPD STIGMA-FREE!

  3. Great Training!!!

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