Social skill development is a key component of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Marsha Linehan’s groundbreaking treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. The skills she designed give people who have BPD effective tools to help navigate difficult situations that may be emotionally overwhelming.
How do they do that? Recently, Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault,PhD, a clinical psychologist and college professor who frequently writes about BPD, recently published an article describing in detail how DBT social skills help regulate emotions.
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