Enhance DBT skills with songs!
Music makes learning more fun, and helps things stick in the mind so the skill can be remembered when needed.
Find songs for every module in this collaborative collection. Get new creative ideas for using songs in skills training, to generalize and practice the skills, in an engaging manner.
Deborah Spiegel MT-BC
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a popular and effective therapy model and set of personal growth tools. DBT skills in the areas of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness support people in replacing maladaptive behaviors with skillful behaviors, in responding to life rather than reacting, and can enhance the lives of all. Created by Dr. Marsha Linehan, DBT is an evidence based model using skills training to “change behavioral, emotional, thinking, and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in living” (Linehan 2015)
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As a DBT clinician, we understand that you sometimes have challenges with clients who don’t pay attention or are bored in groups, and those who just can’t seem to remember the skills.
If you ever seek creative ideas for reaching these clients and for livening up your skills training but don’t have time or don’t feel creative yourself, don’t worry! We’ve designed a ready-made resource library of activities (even for the non-musician) to help you:
Research fact: In a recent study completed at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital, a music therapist and a psychologist compared traditional DBT skills groups with skills training that included music therapy. The results on client outcomes were favorable for music. The results were released in the Journal of Music Therapy in June of 2022.
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Do you desperately want to learn to navigate life’s challenges effectively and live a more fulfilling life?
Are you struggling to learn and remember to use DBT skills when you need them the most?
Well, we have created a program especially for you called “DBT Skills Mastery through Music!” This is a fun and engaging way to:
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We are passionate about supporting evolving DBT in Schools programs. These programs provide Social Emotional Learning & Practical Life Enhancement Skills for Youth. What better way to help children of all ages to learn than through music! Music activities and specially created songs can help children of various ages and stages to learn:
We often hear from music therapists that they feel they want to grow their therapeutic toolkit and strengthen their skills for helping clients regulate their emotions and behaviors. Ever feel that way? We can help you to
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A qualified DBT informed Board Certified Music Therapist can be hired to provide direct services to you.
We are professionally trained in the use of music to meet non-musical goals, including how to support DBT skills mastery.
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