DBT Skills for Teens


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “As a parent, I’ve noticed significant positive changes in my teenager’s behavior and mood since they started this course. They are more communicative and seem much happier.” – Parent of a Participant

Number of Users Discount
2 - 10 30%
11 - 20 40%
21 - 50 50%
51 - 100 60%
101 + 70%

DBT Skills for Teens: A Journey to Emotional Balance

This engaging and interactive course is designed specifically for teenagers, offering them a deep dive into Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. DBT, a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Through a blend of expert instruction, hands-on activities, and peer discussions, participants will learn how to navigate the complexities of their emotions, build resilience, and improve their relationships with others.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the core concepts of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its relevance to teen mental health.
  2. Apply mindfulness exercises to enhance present-moment awareness and acceptance.
  3. Utilize distress tolerance strategies to cope with emotional crises without worsening the situation.
  4. Regulate emotions to reduce emotional vulnerability and increase emotional resilience.
  5. Navigate interpersonal situations effectively, asserting needs and managing conflicts while maintaining respect for self and others.

Course Benefits

  • Empowerment: Gain essential life skills to manage stress, emotions, and relationships more effectively.
  • Improved Mental Health: Learn strategies to decrease anxiety, depression, and emotional distress.
  • Enhanced Self-awareness: Develop a deeper understanding of personal thought patterns, emotional triggers, and behaviors.
  • Community: Connect with peers facing similar challenges in a supportive and understanding environment.
  • Expert Guidance: Receive instruction and feedback from certified DBT therapists with experience in adolescent mental health.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This course was a game-changer for me. I’ve learned so much about handling my emotions and stress. It’s like I have a new toolkit for dealing with life.” – Jamie, 16

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I never realized how much my thoughts impacted my feelings and actions. DBT Skills for Teens has taught me to be more mindful and in control. Highly recommend it!” – Alex, 15

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “As a parent, I’ve noticed significant positive changes in my teenager’s behavior and mood since they started this course. They are more communicative and seem much happier.” – Parent of a Participant

Course Outline

Week 1: Introduction to DBT and Mindfulness

  • Overview of DBT
  • The importance of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness exercises

Week 2: Distress Tolerance

  • Understanding distress tolerance
  • Crisis survival strategies
  • Accepting reality techniques

Week 3: Emotion Regulation

  • Identifying and labeling emotions
  • Increasing positive emotional events
  • Managing extreme emotions

Week 4: Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Assertiveness and interpersonal skills
  • Maintaining self-respect in relationships
  • Balancing priorities and demands

Week 5: Integration and Application

  • Reviewing and practicing DBT skills
  • Personalized skill application
  • Strategies for continuing DBT practice beyond the course

Week 6: Advanced Mindfulness Techniques

  • Deepening mindfulness practice with advanced exercises
  • Integrating mindfulness into daily activities for ongoing emotional balance
  • The latest research on mindfulness and its effects on the teenage brain

Week 7: Overcoming Trauma and PTSD with DBT

  • Understanding trauma and its impact on teenagers
  • DBT techniques for processing and overcoming trauma
  • Recent studies on the effectiveness of DBT for PTSD in adolescents

Week 8: DBT for Anxiety and Depression

  • Tailoring DBT skills to tackle symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Cognitive restructuring and thought pattern intervention
  • Insights from current research on DBT’s efficacy in treating anxiety and depression among teens

Week 9: Building a Resilient Self-Identity

  • Exploring self-identity and self-esteem through DBT
  • Techniques for cultivating a positive self-image and overcoming self-doubt
  • The role of DBT in enhancing resilience, as supported by contemporary research

Week 10: Planning for the Future: Goal Setting and Problem Solving

  • Setting realistic and meaningful personal goals
  • DBT strategies for effective problem solving and decision making
  • Incorporating DBT skills into future planning and overcoming setbacks

This course promises a supportive, informative, and transformative experience for teens looking to navigate their emotions and interactions more effectively. Whether dealing with everyday stresses or more significant emotional challenges, participants will leave with a solid foundation in DBT skills that can serve them for a lifetime.