DBT Self-help

DBT Self-help


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DBT Self-help is a tool that helps you manage overwhelming emotions, break destructive impulsive behaviors, navigate relationships and cultivate mindfulness. It contains skill descriptions complete with rationale and practice tips that will enable you to develop and practice the needed skills.
The skills are based upon the principles and skills taught in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skill classes.
The app can be used in conjunction with psychotherapy or as a standalone self-help intervention as the skills can be implemented into many situations and settings.

Are you experiencing difficulties with feelings and emotion-driven impulsive behaviors? Are you having difficulties maintaining positive relations, ending destructive relationships or safeguarding your self-respect while reaching your interpersonal goals?
Intrusive distressing thoughts and overwhelming emotions are at the core of many difficulties. The skills of the DBT Self-help app can help you to manage and to find more effective ways to deal with your issues.

If you are in DBT therapy the DBT Self-help app can enhance skill acquisition and skill generalization, and you will find the Crisis skill list function extremely useful. The app can help you maintain your efficiency with the skills once therapy is over and you move on to build your life.
If you are a DBT therapist the app will be a useful resource to have easy access to skills for coaching and interventions. The feature of skill lists can be used to keep track of individual clients crisis skills to make telephone coaching more effective.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy belongs to the third wave of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combining learning and cognitive theory with the wisdom and effectiveness of mindfulness – dialectics to balance change and acceptance. DBT have been shown to be efficient in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Binge eating and Substance Abus Disorder – diagnosises with high amount of overwhelming emotions and impulsive behaviors.

The app will help you to:
* Gain greater understanding on how thoughts, emotions, physiology and behaviors affect eachother;
* Build and manage healthy balanced relationsships and develop tools of communication;
* Cope with overwhelming emotions without acting impulsively;
* Use effective skills to identify, manage and regulate feelings and emotions;
* Change behavior to increase the positive emotions in your life;
* Increase your level of mindfulness and cultivate your awareness and concentration.

* Intuitive navigation with history and help function, notes, news & updates;
* The option to tailor and modify a personalized crisis list of skills for rapid access in difficult and critical situations;
* Create your own skills lists of personally selected skills;
* Pregenerated skills lists for managing anger, shame, sadness, and fear;
* Excercises for practicing and registring skills, with the options to save and send the data by mail;
* The app supports the following languages:
English, Swedish.

The DBT Self-help app is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Comments and ratings for DBT Self-help
  • (30 stars)

    by Jessica Baldwin on 12/02/2014

    I find myself disappointed that I paid for this app. It has good information, but is not user friendly. Also, I emailed the creator MONTHS ago about integrating a diary card. I was told it was in the process, but have not seen one added. Super disappointed, wish I could get my money back.

  • (30 stars)

    by Ruth Ann on 17/09/2013

    Very helpful app for when you're on the go as well as to just sit down and read.

  • (30 stars)

    by Trish Linfoot on 23/08/2013

    Can't find a diary card app anywhere... Maybe you could include one. I know many who complain of this same thing

  • (30 stars)

    by Marga D on 17/06/2013

    My therapist recommended DBT for me. I showed her this app, she was impressed, said keep doing it, and I am feeling better, and doing better.

  • (30 stars)

    by Wendy P on 31/05/2013

    The interactive features didn't work. Anytime I tried to add a skill to a list or create a custom list an error msg appeared. No diary cards makes this even less interactive. I-phone has an app that works, has the cards, and is free. What's up with that?

  • (30 stars)

    by Marie LePage on 27/05/2013

    Like others have said, spelling errors and awkward UI. But such a great resource. Please keep working on it. I've already shared it with 4 people including my DBT therapist.

  • (30 stars)

    by Brook Simpson on 19/04/2013

    Would like the wording on the pages more spreadout instead of so pushed together.

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