DBT Skills Mastery
through Music!
A Membership for
Music Therapists

Whether you’re involved in a DBT program already

or are just beginning to integrate DBT into your practice…  

Get ready to:

  • Enrich your arsenal of professional and personal growth tools
  • Earn respect of colleagues
  • Get lasting results with clients

This membership gives you a deepening understanding of DBT’s practical life skills along with ongoing music therapy tools you can put into practice to make a greater difference.

This is the next best step for you to grow

 personally & professionally.



Develop your toolkit of DBT’s practical life-enhancing skills in the areas of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness so that you can support your clients with

  • Emotion management
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Getting through difficult times
  • Enhanced relationships
  • Impulse control
  • and building a brighter future


Become more familiar with the DBT skills and use them to cope through difficult situations in your own life, becoming a role model for those around you.


Get music therapy interventions, session plans, and ready-made materials to strengthen each of the skills 


Mastermind with professional peers regarding your personal use of DBT skills, understanding of skills, and use of the DBT skills in your practice. Consultation Group deepens the use of skills through sharing of ideas, applications, successes and challenges. Delve into skills you want to know more about and have tidbits to share.


Earn 21 CMTE credits

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), created by Dr. Marsha Linehan, is an effective evidence-based treatment model using skills training to “change behavioral, emotional, thinking, and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in living”. (Linehan 2015) Originally known for its effectiveness in working with patients with borderline personality disorder, DBT has now been shown to be beneficial for numerous populations and settings. 

Reinforcing the skills for mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness through music therapy can support your patients/clients who are involved in a DBT program as well as those who are not.

How DBT Skills Mastery through Music Works


New material is released weekly… 

Get readymade interventions, specially designed for each DBT skill, dripped out one skill at a time on Mondays, with extra time for implementation, and skill review. Ask questions and share experiences with professional peers in our monthly consultation group for music therapists.



 Instantly Useable

 Clear & concise videos demonstrate songs, activities, and how to apply them to the skill of the week.  Download and print instructions, handouts, etc. Review the skill of the week and use it.


Make a Difference

  Integrate DBT’s practical life changing skills into your practice. Watch clients learn to make wise choices as they implement the skills into their lives.



What am I going to find on the inside?  

  • 1 year (renewable) membership
  • You get original music therapy based materials and experiences designed specially for strengthening each DBT skill . 
  • Music therapy interventions will be released weekly, with one skill focus per week 
  • Designed by qualified DBT informed board certified music therapists 
  • We show you how to facilitate each intervention so it’s easy to use as is, or can trigger your own variations
  • 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 -As it evolves new topics will be added, allowing you to be able to grab something on the topic of your choice, and  utilize it with your clients.
  • Monthly consultation team for music therapists to mastermind
  • 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

“I'm a music therapist working in a VA program, where they have a nationwide push for whole health skills, which includes mindfulness.  Since signing up for this membership I've found it beneficial both personally as well as for my professional career. Heaven knows my year has been crazy above and beyond covid, and because the way everything is presented resonates with me it's really helped me. This works and makes so much sense. I can do this. It helps me be a better person which will in turn help my clients.  I like that there is no time limit in processing the information and that they give us time to take it in and time to apply it.”

Ruth Hook, MT-BC



About Us

This is facilitated by Deborah Spiegel MT-BC, Stehpen King MT-BC, Bailey Hinz MA, MT-BC, and Alice Brown MT-BC. Consultation group is also facilitated by Suzanne Makary MT-BC

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 year long 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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Study DBT skills weekly and apply one new DBT skill related idea per month to your practice as evidenced by written post describing what you did and how it supported your client(s) 
  2.  Apply at least one DBT skill to your personal  life monthly as evidenced by posting or sharing in the monthly consultation group meeting.
  3. Create at least one new music therapy intervention for each of the DBT skills modules and share it in the forum

CBMT Domain Areas:

IID: Treatment Planning: 
IIIA.2 Implementation- Provide individualized music therapy experiences to address client’s…(b,c,e,g,h,i,j,k,l,o,p,q,r,s,u,w,x,y,ztt,ddd,)
IIIA.3 Recognize how DBT theoretical framework inform music therapy practice: (a,c)
IIIA.4. Utilize music therapy approaches to inform clinical practice (a,)
IIIA.5 to achieve therapeutic goals: (a,b,c,d,e,f,g,i,j, k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,w,x,y,z,aa,dd,ee,ff,gg,hh)


One new skill will be released every other week for study and for implementation in a self-study format.  Post at least once a month describing how you implemented the skills of the month.  (1 hour/month minimum to earn credits) An hour long consultation group will occur monthly. Attend at least 6 hours of the consultation group to earn credits.  Consultation group meets on the last Monday of each month at 8 Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain, 5 Pacific.  Total time 18 clock hours during the yearlong membership to earn 21 CMTE credits.

Required Reading:

Read the DBT Skills Training Manual as we release materials to study/review skills.

Suggested Resource

This book is a valuable resource book to have on hand and will supplement the membership experiences.



52 weeks of music therapy inspired interventions, an ever growing resource library,

 a monthly consultation group/mastermind group, and 22 CMTEs

is valued at well over $1000

We intend to sell this for $97/month soon.
Enjoy special pricing by joining now.

Join now

for only $47/month
for 12 months 

with option to continue at the same rate
(and keep that price for as long as you are a member!)

DBT Skills Mastery through Music: A Membership for Music Therapists is in the process of being approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 21 CMTEs-Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Spiegel Academy, CBMT Approved Provider #P-106,  maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.