Music Activities & More for Teaching DBT Skills

and Enhancing Any Therapy:
Even for the Non-Musician

by Deborah Spiegel MT-BC

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What People Are Saying:

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    Miles Dial PhD

    Chief of Psychology for Cognitive Behavioral Program at the Colorado Mental Health Institute 

    "Deborah does a masterful job of integrating DBT and music, which makes learning fun and interesting."

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    Jennifer Detterville MT-BC

    Supervising Music Therapist at Napa State Hospital

    "I wish I bought this book the first time I took the workshop .  I ordered it later.  Get it now!"

  • Cedar Koons Msw LISW

    Cofounder and Team Leader at Santa Fe Dialectical Behavior Therapy

    "This book is a useful source of ideas for DBT therapists who want to encorporate music into skills training groups."

So What’s The Book About?

 Liven up your teaching and your therapy interventions with music acitivities and songs.  For each activity, the book provides it's therapeutic value, a list of DBT skills reinforced, materials needed, and instructions.  The therapeutic music activities and ideas  can be used by group leaders, teachers, and therapists, DBT or not, regardless of musical background or ability.   The book includes several guided imagery suggestions scripts. Also included are reproducible lyric sheets for the songs; and for those who do have musical background, guitar chords are provided.

The original songs in this book are available on a companion CD titled "You'll Make it Through the Rain."

 Published by Authorhouse 2010.

About The Author

 Deborah Spiegel MT-BC

Deborah is a Board- Certified MusicTherapist who has been in the field for over 35 years providing services for people of all ages. 

For over 11 years she served as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team in a Dialectical Behavior Therapy based treatment facility for adolescents as a music therapist and a DBT Skills group leader, and now is in private practice. She uses music and music activities to teach and reinforce skills. 

 This  led to her writing and recording this book and CD, and providing continuing education workshops which help professionals to support clients in DBT through various adjunct disciplines such as music, art, dance & recreation therapies.

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