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FAST DBT worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a FAST DBT worksheet. It will help you maintain healthy boundaries by being assertive.

What is the FAST DBT worksheet?

In DBT, interpersonal skills have various different techniques in it, here we are going to discuss FAST, which is about self-respect. This will help you to work on your interpersonal skills, self-respect, and positive relationships. You will be able to define your boundaries. It will make you resilient enough to withstand any interpersonal conflicts. It will help you to maintain healthy boundaries without being aggressive.


How will the FAST DBT worksheet help?

This model will teach you to be assertive rather than being aggressive. It will help you learn to attend to relationships, Balance priorities versus demands, Balance, and the 'wants' and 'shoulds.' Acronym of FAST for self-respect effectiveness. FAST stands for 

  • Fair, 
  • Apologies, 
  • Sticking to Your Values,
  • Truthful. 

Instructions on how to use the FAST DBT worksheet

Use this worksheet as a skill training manual and practically start applying it while communicating with each other.


On this page, we provided you with a FAST DBT worksheet, which hopefully helped you maintain healthy boundaries by being assertive.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Other worksheets you maybe interested in 

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.

DBT FAST Worksheet

DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills: FAST Worksheet


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You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.