DBT Skills Group – Interpersonal Effectiveness Weeks 5 & 6


Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

In Week 5 of my DBT Skills Group, within the Interpersonal Effectiveness module, we looked at was figuring out the level of ‘intensity‘ to go for when either making a request or saying no.

(Making a request or stating one’s needs comes under the DEARMAN skill. When trying to nurture Relationship Effectiveness, the GIVE skill is used in conjunction. The same goes for the FAST skill, which is used when trying to maintain Self-Respect Effectiveness. Of course, they call all be used simultaneously, as is often necessary.)

Here is the sheet showing how intensely(on a scale akin to passivity at 0, to aggressiveness at 100) to use the above skills:

Sometimes it’s not easy to know what intensity to use. But Marsha solved this problem too! There is a game called the Dime Game – used for either making or refusing a request -which is…

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