STAGE I MODULES
Marsha Linehan & Thomas Lynch
Learn to be in the moment rather than always in your thoughts
Be able to choose the type, intensity, & duration of your emotions.
Learn to balance needs, relationships, & self-respect.
Skills on not making things worse when change or solutions are not possible.
Letting go of rigidity & fatalistic thinking. Learning to be flexible & open.
WALKING THE MIDDLE PATH
Learn to validate & deescalate without agreement. Learn to shape behavior.
STAGE II MODULES
Involves revisiting the traumatic experience in one’s imagination and describing it out loud during therapy sessions.
Imaginal exposure to the traumatic memory is very effective in reducing trauma- related symptoms and helping to gain new perspective about what happened before, during, and after the traumatic events
IN VIVO EXPOSURE
In vivo means confronting avoided situations “in real life.” Clients are asked to gradually approach situations that they have been avoiding because they remind them of the trauma.
In vivo exposure has been found to be very effective in reducing excessive fears and avoidance after trauma.
STAGE III MODULES
Minal Shah & Stephen Marks
III: MY-NDFUL MENTALIZATION
Learn to understand the motive behind the actions of others by understanding their mental states.
Learn to understand the other person’s mental state and its origin, so you can better understand why people think or behave a certain way and be more attuned to your own emotions, thoughts, and needs.
As Interpersonal Effectiveness skills keep relationships from being destroyed, MM skills allow you to create new, more meaningful ones.
III: DIALECTICAL PATTERNS
Learn how extremely small differences in starting conditions that can lead to widely differing outcomes.
Develop patterns of responding that shape the best version of you.
STAGE IIV MODULES
Stephen Marks & Michael McAleer