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"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness."

(Definition borrowed from, a mental health training company founded by Marsha Linehan)

As an advocate for DBT, I designed sample materials to use alongside the official workbook: a binder cover, a journal, and a habit tracker (using reference from DBT of Towson). The goal was to bring warmth to materials that otherwise might feel clinical.