How to use DBT to set goals in Therapy and in Life.

The main goal in DBT is to decrease any-type of problem behavior.

Behaviors to Decrease:

  • Interpersonal Chaos, loneliness, being in unhealthy relationships 
  • Unstable moods and emotions, and willfulness
  • Impulsive behavior, difficulty accepting reality 
  • Mindlessness, emptiness, judgmental attitude

Behaviors to Increase:

  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Mindfulness

Before setting a goal with a client we do a quick Values Assessment:

The next step is the fun DBT activity of the DBT House:

As stated in the Podcast other people have used the SMART goals Model :

Please reference here for more info on SMART Goals.

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