Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale – 16 item version (DERS-16)

The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale – 16 item version (DERS-16) is a self-report measure that assesses individuals’ typical levels of difficulties in emotion regulation. Based upon the original 36 item version DERS, the DERS-16 uses a clinically-useful conceptualization of emotion regulation that was developed to be applicable to a wide variety of psychological difficulties and relevant to clinical applications and treatment development (Gratz, 2007; Gratz & Tull, 2010).


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