Creative DBT Resources for Clinicians:

Get ready to:

  • Make your DBT groups more engaging!
  • Make virtual groups more interactive!
  • Reach participants with different learning styles!
  • Enhance client ability to understand and apply DBT skills!
  • Provide a variation on skills groups for participants who are on a 2nd or 3rd cycle!

1. Resources to do it yourself

Skills group leaders-
Get access to our full creative done for you DBT curriculum using music, designed by
DBT informed music therapists
to strengthen DBT skills
and liven up your groups.
No musical know how necessary!

2. Collaboration

Invite one of our DBT informed board certified music therapists to co-lead skills groups with you, or to provide creative and engaging supplemental music therapy sessions for your participants, to strengthen the skills you teach using a different modality.

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If you're ready to learn creative music based activities you can use on your own to enhance the skills training experience,
join DBT Skills Mastery through Music!

  • Get done for you music based session materials and experiences designed specially for strengthening each DBT skill to enhance the skills training experience.
  •  Easy to use even if you are not musical.
  • We show you how to facilitate each intervention. 

Watch the video below for a taste of the creative and engaging material available to you.

  This is a summary of the mindfulness module via music.

How DBT Skills Mastery through Music Works


Clinician Library 

Get  all access to a library of readymade creative music based experiences, handouts, instructions, session plans, videos, materials specially designed for each DBT skill. 



Immediately Useable

 Clear & concise videos demonstrate songs, activities, and how to apply them to the skills. Download and print instructions, handouts, etc.


Make a Difference

Teach the material yourself or show our client videos directly to your DBT participants.  Watch the engagement levels and retention levels soar!



(52 weeks of music therapy inspired interventions and an ever growing resource library)

Join now for only $33/month for 12 months. (valued at well over $1000+)


What am I going to find on the inside?  


  • 1 year (renewable) membership
  • Music related interventions for each skill
  • Designed by qualified DBT informed board certified music therapists 
  • We show you how to facilitate each intervention so it’s easy to use even for a non-musician
  • Recordings and materials are 5-15 minutes long or less to easily fit your schedule  
  • Multiple learning styles considered- choose your preference of video, audio, handouts, and/or live zoom meetings.
  • Resource library -New topics will be added regularly, allowing you to be able to grab something on the topic of your choice, and  utilize it with your clients.
  • Price is locked in.  When membership fees go up in the future, you get to keep this low special price as long as you are a member.


What Members are Saying

 About DBT Skills Mastery through Music

In my work with adolescents I've found that music really engages them, and when kids are engaged that's half the battle for teaching them skills. My clients love these activities!
Libby Arsenault
My new job had some challenges for me. When I attended workplace trainings and we talked about some of the trauma families face, sick feelings were stirring up inside of me because of my own severe childhood trauma. I was having nightmares. I was getting sick alot. I was getting headaches and getting very emotional. I was also at a point having just started my job and trying to get caught up after having lost my previous job, that I couldn't really afford to see a therapist regularly, even though I knew I really needed to. I love music. I took a children's music therapy class in college and really enjoyed the class. And, this class was being offered for a monthly fee similar to what my copay for a single week would be with just talk therapy and no music. The bonus is you still get the weekly music therapy lessons and they're easy to access from your home and the music therapist is always quick to respond when you have a question. Great idea!
Angela Winn
DBT Skills Mastery through Music is by far the best Online DBT course I've ever taken. I love DBT Mastery. Makes me feel safe in an online environment. The skills taught are life skills and crucial skills to know to be present and tolerate distress and manage emotions. They say music is healing. And that is why I joined. To find healing through Music and to be able to utilize the skills learned in my every day life. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a better life for themselves. Through this course I have managed to change my life around. I have long way yet to go but have come far through this course. If you are a clinician this is a perfect opportunity to enhance your skills training experience using music to help your clients build skills mastery. The instructors are very good at teaching the skills in an engaging way. Thank you DBT Mastery through Music for allowing me to grow and share my journey with you all. Love you all.
Luiza Martin

Got Questions?  We Have Answers!

Can my DBT participants have access at home?

Absolutely! We have a separate client version for DBT participants!  This way they can use the videos and our lessons at home to reinforce what you are teaching them in your sessions.  Your clients can access the client members area via a link you provide them that comes with your membership.  It’s good as long as you remain a member.

How often do you add new material? 

There is a separate client/participant version that participants of DBT can purchase, that drips out content, one skill per week, for two weeks, with an implementation week to follow so they are not overwhelmed with too much input and have time to implement.

 We are giving you clinicians all access to so you can choose which skill you want to grab an idea for.  Participants of yours who join via your membership also will have all access so they can view whichever lesson you might be on.

We continue to add new material monthly. Currently we are adding a unit of games that review skills.

Are we allowed to show the videos directly to the DBT participants? 

Of course! Our mission is to help you teach; so, you have our permission to show the videos to the DBT participants.

Is there any research on using music therapy with DBT?

Research on using music therapy with DBT

Are you Certified?

We are a group of Board Certified Music Therapists who have completed Behavioral Tech’s DBT Skills Training Program, as well as an in-depth yearlong DBT informed Music Therapy program that includes 11 months of clinical supervision from a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified PsyD clinician.  We all have experience facilitating DBT informed music therapy groups, and are often found co-leading groups with psychologists, social workers, and other DBT skills group leaders

Deborah Spiegel MT-BC

Deborah Spiegel MT-BC was first introduced to DBT in 2001 when she worked as a member of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy based treatment team at the Colorado Mental Health Institute. She was trained in DBT alongside her treatment team by representatives of Behavioral Tech.

Being a Board- Certified Music Therapist, she found herself using music to teach the skills in her DBT skills training groups, and also reinforcing the DBT skills in her music therapy groups. Over the next 11 years this evolved into her passion for using music therapy to support patients in strengthening DBT skills. 

Author of a book in 2010,  the 2nd edition, called Creative DBT Activities Using Music – Interventions for Enhancing Engagement and Effectiveness in Therapy, was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2020.

Deborah’s passion for integrating DBT with music therapy  led her to spearhead a research project.  Plus it led her to present workshops nationwide since 2011, and eventually online. 

She is CEO and director of The Spiegel Academy, which provides online continuing education for music therapists and allied professionals. This includes specializing in providing a comprehensive DBT informed music therapy training program in conjunction with Dr. Lauren Bonavitacola.

Bailey Hinz MT-BC

Bailey Hinz has always had a love of music and of people. While earning a bachelor’s degree in music from North Central College, she spent summers as a camp counselor, an experience which inspired her to further pursue work in a helping profession. 

In 2013, Bailey received her master’s degree in music therapy from Colorado State University; her graduate thesis was on the utilization of therapeutic music for young women with negative body perception and disordered eating.

Bailey has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations including mental health, at risk youth, substance abuse, veterans’ needs, hospice, autism spectrum, developmental disability, and diseases of aging. Her greatest passion and life’s purpose, however, lies in mental/ behavioral health.

She loves incorporating music and other creative arts to affect meaningful change in the lives of individuals she serves. 

To continue her growth as a clinician, Bailey received her designation as a DBT informed Music Therapist through Behavior Tech and The Spiegel Academy in 2017.

In her free time, Bailey lives an active lifestyle. She enjoys running, cycling, swimming, camping, and hiking with her trusty pup Benji.

Stephen King MT-BC

Stephen King explored his interest in Music and Psychology with his undergraduate work at Harding University, after which he studied the Masters in Music Therapy program at Texas Woman’s University. 

His Music Therapy career allowed for experience with older adults, addiction and recovery, children with developmental challenges, and most recently adolescents with behavioral and emotion regulation difficulties.

 In early 2018, Stephen enrolled in The Spiegel Academy in conjunction with Behavioral Tech, to earn his designation as DBT informed Music Therapist. 

Combining his interest in electronic music and technology, Stephen brings unique skills to the community of Music Therapy with sessions both online and in-person.

Alice Browne, MT-BC

Alice Browne has  a B.S. in Music Therapy from Augsburg University that she received in 1984 and has been practicing music therapy for 36 years.

 She has achieved Level, l & ll Certification in Sound healing through Normandale Community College in Minnesota and through Sound Healer Kay Grace. 

Alice’s experience includes work with a wide array of populations, including geriatrics, recovering alcoholics, homeless people, autistic children, and people experiencing grief. 

She received her DBT- Informed Music Therapy  training through the Spiegel Academy, and completed the DBT skills training with Behavioral Tech..

Alice often incorporates visual arts in her therapy sessions. 

She has been a wife for 36 years, a mother for 27 years, a mother-in-law for one year, and a cat owner for a very long time.



(52 weeks of music therapy inspired interventions and an ever growing resource library)

Join now for only $33/month for 12 months. (valued at well over $1000+)