Liven up your teaching and your therapy interventions with music activities and songs. For each activity, the book provides it's therapeutic value, a list of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills reinforced, materials needed, and instructions. No musical background is required to successfully use the activities. The book includes several guided imagery suggestion scripts. Reproducible lyric sheets are provided 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."
"This book is a useful source of ideas for DBT therapists who want to incorporate music into skills training groups."
- Cedar R. Koons, MSW, LISW
"Deborah does a masterful job of integrating DBT Skills and music which makes learning fun and interesting".
-Miles Dial, Ph.D
"I finally tried out a group around Deborah Spiegel's "Pro's and Con's" chant from her book with the adolescents today! I started with body percussion, moving into using percussion instruments. The adolescents LOVED IT! They talked about how bored they are sitting in DBT groups where it's all talking so to have them practice mindfulness and discuss the skills around something active was very successful! "
Katelyn M, Board-Certified Music Therapist