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DBT Diva: DEAR MAN Skills

Today in DBT group, we covered the Interpersonal Effectiveness “DEAR MAN” skills. As you can see from the image above, the acronym stands for: DescribeExpressAssertReinforce (stay) MindfulAppear ConfidentNegotiate (From Interpersonal Effectiveness Handout 8: Guidelines for Objectives Effectiveness: Getting What You Want, from Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder by Dr. Marsha Linehan) Our group therapist asked us if […]