DBT Distress Tolerance Skills: Tip Skill, Stop Skill, and More

Stephanie Vaughn

Psychē, PLLC Vanderbilt University

Key Points

  1. Distress tolerance skills are used for crisis situations.
  2. Distress tolerance skills assist in accepting reality when reality is difficult to accept and/or strong urges to engage in unskillful behavior are present.
  3. Popular distress tolerance skills include the TIP skill, STOP skill, Half-Smile, Willing Hands, and Radical Acceptance.

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DBT Distress Tolerance Skills: Tip Skill, Stop Skill, and More

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