Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Interpersonal Effectiveness is a core component of the DBT framework, designed to help individuals improve their interpersonal relationships and communication skills. It improves your ability to communicate with others, make them see your perspective, and do the things you want them to do.

The aim of DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness is to focus on balancing the needs of the individual to maintain healthy relationships, improve current relationships, and establish new ones. It also emphasizes how you should end unhealthy and toxic relationships that impact you negatively. Interpersonal effective skills are developed gradually by navigating and coping with ANT’s or automatic negative thoughts that can be obstacles in building new relationships or ending unhealthy ones. Interpersonal Effectiveness consists of four sub skills: