The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance

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by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey Wood, Jeffrey Brantley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1572245131

ISBN-13: 9781572245136

Pub. Date: 07/01/2007

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

A Clear and Effective Approach to Learning DBT Skills

First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress

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A Clear and Effective Approach to Learning DBT Skills

First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. In order to make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas-distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, a collaborative effort from three esteemed authors, offers straightforward, step-by-step exercises for learning these concepts and putting them to work for real and lasting change. Start by working on the introductory exercises and, after making progress, move on to the advanced-skills chapters. Whether you are a professional or a general reader, whether you use this book to support work done in therapy or as the basis for self-help, you'll benefit from this clear and practical guide to better managing your emotions.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Find more help online at elearning.newharbinger.com. Self-Help Therapy offers web-based treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and emotion dysregulation based on the book The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. Other modules in Self-Help Therapy offer treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, and anger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572245136
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Series:
Workbook Series
Edition description:
Workbook
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
15,332
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical Dbt Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, a 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best DBT workbooks with great, easy to follow exercises that REALLY help. Even better if you can work with a therapist specialized in DBT. The book is very easy to follow and well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really helped me. It has lots of helpful exercises that help me calm down and improve my relationships. My doctor says I struggle with borderline personality disorder. Sometimes I need help with my emotions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. As a therapist I find I comeback to this book time and time again. I love DBT,and use it frequently in helping client's build on skills. Marsha Linehan's material for me at times can be difficult to understand and help client's apply at times, especially without someone reviewing the material step by step. This book is so easy to read, and understand that my client's have no difficulty in understanding the material.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written in a way that is easy to understand and allows individuals with various psychological concerns access to the skills of DBT. I bought the book mainly for clinical use and find the wording of the workbook to be more self-help focused. Nonetheless, I have been able to read and incorporate principles from the book with clients. A few have bought it to use and read while at home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The parts of the book requiring a checklist, I highlight instead of checking. The parts needing to be written I will use word to type a ongoing journal on my nook. The word document can be purchased in the nook app store.
Doctorpsyche More than 1 year ago
This book can be helpful as an adjunct to comprehensive CBT or DBT therapy.
Lori Geer More than 1 year ago
I already have this workbook at home; however, my question is how you can use a workbook without being able to write in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book. My clients find it useful.
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JusMeNC More than 1 year ago
DBT is arguably the best way to learn the skills we all need to decrease conflict in our relationships, chaos in our lives, and out-of-control moods. This is as excellent workbook to learn these skills, whether you are working with a therapist or on your own. Work through it slowly, and take time to incorporate the changes you make in your life every day. I use these skills in my life and with my clients, and they DO make a difference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is simply written and easy to understand.  I find it very helpful as a professional and in my personal life.  There are a couple of odd things about the book, though.  For instance on both page 146 and 147 we are asked to remember "Jim and his watch".  There was never any mention of Jim and his watch in any proceeding pages.
vandoren3 More than 1 year ago
Easy reading, practical and useful information and strategies for emotional and behavior regulation. Recommended as excellent frame of reference for behavior management in school settings - that's how I use this text. Full of structured and focused work projects.
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Lobaluna More than 1 year ago
I like this book and its very helpful for me. I only wish I'd think better about buying it for the nook. I can write my notes but reviewing them is a pain...I should've get the hardcopy. I love my nook but some things are meant to be done the old way: pen and paper, this is one of them. Sighs! About the book in general, I think its a must for anybody that is engage in DBT.
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