DBT Interpersonal effectiveness skills help you build new relationships, strengthen current ones, and deal with conflict situations. They help you effectively ask for what you want and say no to unwanted requests.
After a few lessons and exercises for Goals and Factors That Interfere, three main groups of activities for interpersonal effectiveness skills are provided in DBT.
- Obtaining Objectives Skillfully: how to get what you want from others, while also maintaining your relationships and your self-respect.
- Building Relationships and Ending Destructive Ones: how to find friends, get them to like you, and maintain the relationships, as well as on how to end damaging relationships.
- Walking the Middle Path: In the DBT portion of this module the skills have to do with balancing acceptance and change in relationships.