Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: States of Mind

United Kingdom


DBT for Practitioners: States of Mind is the second video in a series introducing practitioners to an integrated approach to the clinical application of DBT principles and skills.


  1. Dialectic of Inside and Outside - Work with this Dialect helps to separate what is experienced "Inside" the client, as opposed to what they do "Outside" in the world.
  2. Dialectic of Acceptance and Change - This dialectic places value in the acceptance of inside experience, while it can also be useful to develop new skills to become more effective.
  3. Dialectic of Emotion Mind and Rational Mind - The Emotional Mind is filled with feeling. It is experienced as a “heated” state of mind.  The Rational Mind filled with logical thoughts. It is experienced as a “cool” state of mind.



This video is accompanied by a file of diagrams and written summaries supporting the teaching, and a set of links to public video clips to illustrate points made. 

This video can be watched on its own, but if you would like to watch the clinical framework of DBT, you can see it here.







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