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

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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Overview

A clear and effective approach to learning evidence-based DBT skills—now in a fully revised and updated second edition.

Do you have trouble managing your emotions? First developed by Marsha M. Linehan for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, and can greatly improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. However, 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 evidence-based, 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’re a mental health professional or a general reader, you'll benefit from this clear and practical guide to better managing your emotions.

This fully revised and updated second edition also includes new chapters on cognitive rehearsal, distress tolerance, and self-compassion. Once you’ve completed the exercises in this book and are ready to move on to the next level, check out the authors’ new book, The New Happiness Workbook.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684034581
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 10,578
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, Self-Esteem, and Couple Skills, which have sold more than a million copies combined. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression.


Jeffrey C. Wood, PsyD, lives and works in Las Vegas, NV. He specializes in brief therapy treatments for depression, anxiety, and trauma. He also provides coaching for spiritual development, communication skills development, and life skills. Wood is coauthor of The New Happiness, The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Diary.

Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at Duke University Medical Center. He is founder and former director of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program at Duke Integrative Medicine. He has represented the Duke MBSR program in numerous radio, television, and print interviews. He is author of Calming Your Anxious Mind, and coauthor of the Five Good Minutes series.
 

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii

Introduction Dialectical Behavior Therapy: An Overview of the Treatment 1

Chapter 1 Basic Distress Tolerance Skills 4

Chapter 2 Advanced Distress Tolerance Skills 33

Chapter 3 More Distress Tolerance Skills 69

Chapter 4 Basic Mindfulness Skills 91

Chapter 5 Advanced Mindfulness Skills 110

Chapter 6 Exploring Mindfulness Further 142

Chapter 7 Basic Emotion Regulation Skills 148

Chapter 8 Advanced Emotion Regulation Skills 186

Chapter 9 Basic Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills 207

Chapter 10 Advanced Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills 228

Chapter 11 Exposure-Based Cognitive Rehearsal 253

Chapter 12 Putting It All Together 259

References 267

Interviews

McKay resides in Berkeley, CA (The Greater San Francisco Bay Area); Wood resides in Las Vegas, NV; Brantley resides in Durham, NC.

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