General Handout

To learn and refine skills in changing behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associated with problems in living, that is those causing misery and distress.

Specific Goals

Behaviors to Decrease

  Interpersonal chaos
  Labile (not steady) emotions, moods
  Confusion about self, cognitive dysregulation
  Relationship difficulties
  • Behaviors to increase
  •   Interpersonal effectiveness skills
      Emotions regulation skills
      Distress tolerance skills
      Core mindfulness skills




    From Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Disorder Personality by Marsha Linehan, copyright 1993, The Guilford Press.

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