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DBT® Skills Training Manual 2ed

by Marsha M Linehan Guilford Publications
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From Marsha M. Linehan—the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)—this comprehensive resource provides vital tools for implementing DBT skills training. The teaching notes and reproducible handouts and worksheets used for over two decades by hundreds of thousands of practitioners have been significantly revised and expanded to reflect important research and clinical advances. The book gives complete instructions for orienting individuals with a wide range of problems to DBT and teaching them mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all the handouts and worksheets discussed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.

New to This Edition
-Handouts and worksheets (now online-only) have been completely revised and dozens of new materials added—more than 225 featured in all.
-Each module has been expanded with additional skills.
-Multiple alternative worksheets to tailor treatment to each client.
-More extensive teaching notes, with numerous clinical examples.
-Curricula for running skills training groups of different durations and with specific populations (such as adolescents and clients with substance use problems).
-Available separately: Client Handouts and Worksheets for DBT Skills Training, Second Edition (9781572307810).

Audience: Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and psychiatric nurses.

Course Use: May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.

*Outstanding potential: seminal, bestselling work (over 300,000 in print) from Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT—now completely revised and expanded.
*The first edition (1993) was a runaway success and is available in over a dozen languages; DBT's influence has grown and expanded and the author trains therapists worldwide.
*Together with the companion workbook for clients, sold separately, this volume replaces Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (ISBN 9780898620344).
*Improvements are based on years of experience: includes additional detailed information on teaching the skills, many more clinical examples, and more than 225 online-only handouts and worksheets (many of which are optional, for tailoring treatment).
*Highly flexible: provides specific plans for teaching skills over varying amounts of time and with different populations, including adolescents, substance abusers, and more.
*Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, DBT has been shown in clinical trials to effectively treat a range of disorders involving emotion regulation
*Online supplement: all handouts and worksheets discussed in the book are available for purchasers to download and print.
*Complete package: the client workbook features all of the handouts and worksheets with accessible explanations of how to use them, plus its own online supplement for extra copies of the worksheets.

I. An Introduction to DBT Skills Training
1. Rationale for Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training
2. Planning to Conduct DBT Skills Training
3. Structuring Skills Training Sessions
4. Skills Training Treatment Targets and Procedures
5. Application of Fundamental DBT Strategies in Behavioral Skills Training
Part I Appendices
II. Teaching Notes for DBT Skills Modules
6. General Skills: Orientation and Analyzing Behavior
7. Mindfulness Skills
8. Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
9. Emotion Regulation Skills
10. Distress Tolerance Skills

“The book is well organized, progressing from a rationale for the use of DBT to specific session structures and skills training. It includes an incredible wealth of knowledge well beyond the scope of this short review to cover, but it is sufficient to say that therapists will find detailed instructions for a complete DBT course based on the latest research and clinical practice. This includes tips for therapists in side boxes, summaries of main points, and references to pertinent handouts. The companion workbook…is highly recommended along with this manual. *****"
Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington. Her primary research interest is in the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for populations with high suicide risk and multiple, severe mental disorders.

Dr. Linehan's contributions to suicide research and clinical psychology research have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science. In her honor, the American Association of Suicidology created the Marsha Linehan Award for Outstanding Research in the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior.

She is a Zen master and teaches mindfulness and contemplative practices via workshops and retreats for health care providers.