DBT has a distinct pre-treatment phase, usually lasting between 3-4, or occasionally up to 6, sessions. There are 4 distinct tasks of this phase of treatment. The first is to identify the client’s goals; the second is to link these goals to the goals of the treatment; thirdly, the therapist comprehensively orients the client to the treatment; finally the therapist obtains commitment from the client to participate in all modalities of the treatment. The three role-plays on this DVD demonstrate aspects of this process.
(30 mins + 45 page guide)