When my therapist recommended DBT class to me many years ago, the class was in person at our Mental Health Facility. In the days before COVID happened. It was a small group of about 10 people, the doctor who lead the group, and an intern who participated and observed. Things shifted drastically after the pandemic. I believe I was blessed enough to be in the group for about 2 years before “graduating” from the class. I personally would love, love, LOVE for there to be a more advanced version of this DBT class.
Time is always an issue at this kind of mental health treatment place. Individual therapy sessions take up so much of the staff’s time and resources. I just honestly wish that I could have an environment with a mental health counselor to supervise us while a group of peers hones and build more DBT skills. Having a counselor and impartial third-party it helps keep us all on task. Sadly, that’s very unlikely to happen, but I’m still working on improving my own skills when I can and however I can.
One of these things includes working on making myself a better diary card. I’m waiting on folks in the DBT Discord to proofread and make sure there aren’t any spelling errors or typos, but I’ve made this combo diary card and cheatsheet all-in-one!
I’ve played a downloadable PDF version of it below. If there need to be any corrections, I’ll change the files. For personal individual usage, feel free to use it. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
EDIT: Lexi found 3 mistakes on the page! One grammar mix-up due to my word processor, one typo, and one row that had the text cut off. Thank you so much for stopping those!