A mainstay of DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) is the idea of coping skills. Unfortunately people think they know what they are and how to use them, but become frustrated when they fail to relieve their immediate stress. In this video Psychiatrist Vint Blackburn describes what coping skills can and cannot be expected to do. It is perfect for patients, such as those struggling with borderline personality disorder, their families or even seasoned mental health practitioners looking for another way to describe skills to their patients.