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by Jacqueline Trumbull and Kibby McMahon
A Little Help For Our Friends

Finding Meaning in the Pandemic


COVID-19 and resultant quarantine have led to job loss, separation, boredom, and a whole lot of uncertainty about the future. In this episode, we discuss Dialectical Behavioral Therapy's IMPROVE skills as a way we might help your friends who are suffering from COVID-related anxiety and depression. We end with a focused discussion on meaning, especially through the work of Holocaust-survivor and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl.


  • Linehan, M. M. (2014). DBT Skills training handouts and worksheets. Guilford Publications.
  • Frankl, V. E. (1985). Man's search for meaning. Simon and Schuster.


Episode 1

Season 1

by Jacqueline Trumbull and Kibby McMahon