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Specially created songs and music activities (even for the non-musician), in a format that can be used by clients on their own to have a fun way to interact with the skills during the week, or to be used by you to enhance your skills training and to support practice of the skills.

Ms Spiegel received her DBT training from Behavioral Tech, both online and with her treatment  team while working in an inpatient DBT milieu.  She served as the treatment team's music therapist as well as serving as a DBT skills group leader for almost 12 years.  She found herself adding music to her skills groups and then again reinforcing the skills the patients learned in all of her music therapy groups.

Since 2011 Ms Spiegel has been an approved provider with the Certification Board for Music Therapists, providing continuing education classes on a wide range of topics including DBT informed music therapy, for music therapists and allied health professionals . We are now pleased to announce a new program offering music activities and songs for you licensed professionals who work in the framework of DBT. 

Deborah is currently involved in spearheading a research project to validate the effectiveness of DBT Informed Music Therapy.  On her team is Abbey Dvorak PhD, a professor at the University of Kansas,  Lindsey Landeck MT-BC and William Deyer PhD of Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital. 

We will post results. Informally it can be said that we do see that patients seem to pay attention, practice skills,  and remember skills when we add music. Here is a link to other research that has been completed in the arena of DBT informed Music Therapy.


 for clinicians who work within the structure of DBT 

Specially designed music activities to reinforce, practice,  & enrich the learning of Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills 

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Music Activities & More for Teaching DBT Skills and Enhancing Any Therapy: Even for the Non-Musician (book)​​,


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​Deborah Spiegel, CEO & director of The Spiegel Academy,  is a DBT informed Board Certified Music Therapist.​

​​Author of the book Music Activities & More for Teaching DBT Skills and Enhancing Any Therapy: Even for the Non-Musician (Authorhouse 2010) and presenter of workshops nation wide, Deborah will teach you a wealth of music activities you can use to liven up your skills groups, and for your group members to use to reinforce, practice and enrich the learning of DBT skills..