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This book is designed to teach and assist you in increasing your proficiency in using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a model that was created by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., at the University of Washington. DBT has been supported in numerous research studies to be effective with high-need, challenging clients such as Borderline Personality Disorders. It is also helpful when treating other personality disorders, significant depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, addictions, and dual diagnosis difficulties. It is effective when treating both youth and adult clients. While it is useful with severe pathology, it is also a strengths-based model that fosters healthy development, increased life satisfaction, and optimal levels of functioning. brbr This book explains DBT in a clear and easily understandable way. By reading this book, you will learn about the classic and innovative DBT skills. You will explore how to appeal to learning styles and tailor interventions to attention span. There are many suggestions about how to make learning the skills fun, interesting, and relevant for a variety of clients. brbr This book focuses on the history, philosophy, dialectics, skills and additional tools, to cement your clinical competency with DBT. In this book you will find many useful ideas, clinical examples, and practice vignettes. Novice and experienced clinicians will enjoy Dr. Moonshine's perspective about DBT and her useful suggestions about how to increase your proficiency with this complicated model. brbr As a clinician, clinical supervisor, and clinical director, Dr. Moonshine has written a book that will increase your resiliency at work as well as provide you with the tools to increase clients' engagement, retention, goal attainment, increased level of functioning and life satisfaction. brbr This book will be a valuable resource for years to come in your clinical practice. In addition to this book, there is a companion text, Volume II: The Worksheets, that contains over 150 client worksheets that can be used right away. In the companion text, you will find streamlined diary cards, chain analysis forms, relapse prevention plans, and recovery plans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979021848
  • Publisher: CMI Education Institute
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition description: CMI EDUCATION INSTITUTE
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 683,965
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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