Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of talk therapy based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The difference is that DBT aims to help people cope with extreme emotions so they can find balance.
For kids and teens, DBT works for a variety of conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. DBT therapy may be provided individually or in group settings. Some schools also offer DBT to reduce risky behaviors.
How Can Our DBT Worksheets Help
Our DBT worksheets provide kids and teens with different techniques that allow them to tolerate difficult circumstances and learn acceptance. We have handouts covering mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and coping.
How to Use Our DBT Worksheets
Our DBT worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:
Many of our DBT worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
Our DBT worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.