About the Author
Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice and at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, ON, Canada. She is author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder, Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens , Calming the Emotional Storm , and DBT Made Simple, and coauthor of The Bipolar Workbook for Teens . In September 2010, she received the R.O. Jones Award from the Canadian Psychiatric Association for her research on using dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to treat bipolar disorder. Sheri presents internationally on using DBT to treat mental health problems.
Karma Guindon, MSW, RSW, RMFT, is a clinical social worker and registered marriage and family therapist in private practice and at a child and family mental health program at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, ON, Canada. She uses an integrative and collaborative therapeutic approach with the children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples who meet with her for psychotherapy. She is also in doctoral studies in social work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener, ON.