E0
Overview
E1
Communication Styles
Identify your communication style to be more mindful of how you usually communicate.
E2
Skills of Assertiveness, Part 1
Express your opinions, emotions and needs clearly, honestly and respectfully.
E3
Skills of Assertiveness, Part 2
Learn essential assertive skills to help you effectively communicate your needs.
E4
Assertiveness Scripts and Interpersonal Rights
Use templates to think clearly when communicating something.
E5
Listening and Validation
Discover several aspects of attentive and mindful listening.
E6
Barriers to Interpersonal Effectiveness
Overcome barriers to adopt a healthier way for communicating.
E7
Trust in Relationships
Learn to build trustworthy and honest relationships.
E8
Interpersonal boundaries
Become aware of interpersonal boundaries allowing productive outcomes.
E9
Modulating Intensity
Learn to navigate making a request in assertive way.
E10
Resistance and Conflict
Master the art of communicating effectively in the face of resistance.

Comments About Interpersonal Effectiveness

  1. I was wondering if you have any worksheets or tools for teenagers. My son is ADHD ODD ruling out Bi Polar & PTSD I need some real help.

    ADMIN – Hi Gena,

    Teenagers are old enough to use the adult DBT worksheets that are on the site. Sounds like you might need more help than the self-help resources on the site. Are there any local resources available through your son’s school or your local healthcare system?

  2. Do you recommend a parturition order of doing these modules, and how many per day so you recommend? Is it better to work all the way through one module or is it helpful to do one or some exercise from each module daily?
    These are so helpful!

    ADMIN – Hi Viv,

    I focus on just one exercise per day, and I keep working on it until I feel comfortable with it. Some exercises are going to be really useful to you, and you should keep revisiting them as needed. Other exercises won’t be useful to you and after giving them a try you should move on. You are going to master some of the skills after just a few sessions, some of those skills will be long-term things you keep revisiting.

    One thing worth noting, focus more on whether you think the skill is useful, and less on whether it is difficult or something you like doing. Sometimes initial discomfort leads to a lot of progress.

    1. Hi Viv,

      I focus on just one exercise per day, and I keep working on it until I feel comfortable with it. Some exercises are going to be really useful to you, and you should keep revisiting them as needed. Other exercises won’t be useful to you and after giving them a try you should move on. You are going to master some of the skills after just a few sessions, some of those skills will be long-term things you keep revisiting.

      One thing worth noting, focus more on whether you think the skill is useful, and less on whether it is difficult or something you like doing. Sometimes initial discomfort leads to a lot of progress.

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