The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness…

Paperback | June 30, 2007

byMatthew McKay, Jeffrey Wood, Jeffrey Brantley

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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, andinterpersonal 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 cbt-self-help-therapy.com. CBT 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 . This interactive program can be used by clients working on their own, or their therapists can monitor their work on the secure server. Other modules in CBT Self-Help Therapy offer treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, and anger.

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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 de...

Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He's also penned two novels: Us and Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and sp...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.55 inPublished:June 30, 2007Publisher:New Harbinger PublicationsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This book I really like that there are exercises to go through practical things to do.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All encompassing I have found this book to be very informative and user friendly. It will serve me well in working with clients who are struggling with many issues addressed in the workbook.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY USEFUL Lots of great information. Very well laid out and easy to use. A co-worker with lots of experience said it was a "well respected book that has been used alot"
Date published: 2012-11-19