In this course, you will learn::
- Skillfully managing interpersonal interactions.
- To practise recognising your goals throughout interactions.
- Recognise the three opposing priorities in human relationships.
- In each given conversation, practise selecting the three DBT priorities.
- To develop actual techniques for speaking up and getting needs met in relationships.
- When interacting with others, it is necessary to learn and practise both WHAT to say and HOW to express it.
- To ask for something or say no in a way that increases your chances of achieving your goal.
- Knowing how to diffuse a situation while someone is reacting is essential for maintaining a positive relationship.
- Learn how to set limits in situations where an interaction feels disrespectful.
1. Effective relating
- What is Interpersonal "effectiveness"?
- Interpersonal dialectics
- Fun Example: Being right or being wise?
2. Clarifying what we want in our interactions
- The "Three Priorities" in interpersonal situations
- Fun Example: Knowing what we want? Easier said than done!
- ACTIVITY: Rating priorities
- ACTIVITY: My solutions to rating the priorities
- Practice in daily life
3. The DBT skills for the Three Priorites
- The DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills for the three priorities
4. DEAR MAN: Maximizing Objective Effectiveness
- Introducing the DEAR MAN skill
- The DEAR script
- ACTIVITY: Writing a DEAR script for scenario
- ACTIVITY: Example DEAR script for scenario
- MAN: Additional skills in how to achieve your objective
5. GIVE: Maximizing Relationship Effectiveness
- The GIVE skills
- Example of GIVE
- ACTIVITY: Writing a DEAR GIVE script for scenario
- ACTIVITY: Example DEAR GIVE script for scenario
- Using GIVE to defuse tension or manage arguments
6. FAST: Maximizing Self-Respect Effectiveness
- The FAST skills
- ACTIVITY: Writing a DEAR FAST script for scenario
- ACTIVITY: Example DEAR FAST script for scenario