Music Activities & More for Teaching DBT Skills and Enhancing Any Therapy:Even for the Non-Musician by Deborah Spiegel MT-BC (Authorhouse 2010)  (Click for a free activity from the book)


This book contains therapeutic music activities and ideas that can be used by group leaders, teachers, and therapists, DBT or not, regardless of musical background or ability. It demonstrates how to use such activities to reinforce DBT Skills (and other positive life skills). Published by Authorhouse 2010.  Book includes reproducible lyric sheets and instructions for therapeutic use of the songs on the CD .


 "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 PhD




 Music Therapy Interventions Teaching  Emotion Regulation Skills System (Adapted DBT) for Clients With Intellectual Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors 

Adapted DBT Skills for Verbal Clients with Intellectual Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors. Participants will integrate music therapy applications into the material studied in Julie Brown's book.

28 credits. Self-study


In-Depth DBT Skills Study with Music Therapy Applications 

This is a deep dive into the DBT skills.  Integrate your discipline into the material studied in the new DBT Skills manual. While you take the DBT Skills Training with behavioraltech to learn the skills directly from the creator, you'll attend our webinars and learn the music therapy applications from us. Monthly supplemental Q&A Webinars with Dr. Lauren Bonavitacola  and a group forum. You'll get to use the skills in your own life as well.  28 credits

Online DBT related Classes: 

Want a live DBT workshop at your facility?  email deborah@thespiegelacademy.com

DBT Informed Music Therapy Live Workshops

RESEARCH supporting DBT and MT

Deborah Spiegel can provide your group with a 2 day experiential workshop that reviews DBT skills from the original manual with group intervention experiences.  Come away with tons of interventions for teaching and reinforcing skills and feel closer to your team.

The Spiegel Academy: Music Therapy Continuing Education CMTE Credits

DBT: Practical Life Skills Reinforced through Music Therapy

Self-study online class - Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills for distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, core mindfulness from the first DBT Skills Manual. Come away with (MT) interventions to reinforce DBT skills. Learn the language of DBT. 10 credits


​Mindfulness and Music in Clinical Applications 

​Learn new ways to implement music and mindfulness techniques in clinical work. Self-study recordings. 8 CMTE credits.

"You'll Make it through the Rain"is a CD of original songs which meet the listener where they are and offer tools for change.  It is a companion CD to the above book.  (Click on the title for a free song from the CD)


The CD includes songs for anger, self-harm, self encouragement, being in the system. and being wise. They reinforce DBT skills at the same time. They offer positive support for life’s problems. They reinforce coping skills that can be used to handle and overcome stressful times. They are uplifting and inspire an “I can do it” attitude moving the listener to take charge, take action and overcome everything.

Other DBT informed MT ​Resources

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 DBT Informed Music Therapy Program. 

Earn an endorsement as a DBT Informed Music Therapist. Year long program.  100 CMTEs.

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DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Classes & Resources for Music Therapists