The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance Paperback – Jun 30 2007
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The individual struggling with overwhelming emotions and DBT therapists will benefit significantly from this workbook. McKay, Wood and Brantley have expanded and translated DBT Skills, making Linehan's iconic work on emotional skill building even more accessible and easy to apply to everyday life."
-Kate Northcott, MA, MFT, is a DBT therapist in private practice with Mindfulness Therapy Associates and is director of New Perspectives Center for Counseling, a non-profit counseling center, in San Francisco, CA
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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.See all Product Description
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Then, I found this book and read a lot of positive comments about it. I decided to give it a try... and certainly don't regret it now!
From the very beginning, I felt understood by the authors. Everything is just so clear and easy to understand. This is truly a step-by-step guide to take you from beginner to master in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I've only gone through the first chapter out of 10, and I already see positive results.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has a hard time dealing with emotions and who have a real desire to change. The only secret to make this book as effective as it is meant to be is to simply take your time and make sure you have practiced and mastered as many skills as possible in the "basic skills" chapters before going for the "advanced skills" ones.
And to anyone who reads this comment: there's is hope. All it takes is a lot of courage, and miracles will happen.
I'm learning a lot about myself and about the others too... Glad to have that book sometimes in hard situations..! Help me to figure out things for myself!
The actualy DBT program is usually spread out over a year with reinforcement of the skills and this time frame would be necessary to accomplish this and I re-emphasize this needs to be done with proper guidance. It might be labelled 'Mindfulness meets CBT' as the two concepts appear to be blended.
I felt there should be a rearranging of some chapters as some of the practices might be more beneficial if presented in a slightly different order.
Don't attempt this program solo because you might just read through the book hastily and gain little benefit.
Most recent customer reviews
Love this book, well laid out, well organized, and really helps you visualize and quantify the skills you're learning and behaviours you're curbing. This book has really helped mePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
it's a workbook, so get ready to do the work.
This won't help you unless you actually work through the chapters, preferably with a therapist and do your homework.
While sitting on the long waitlists to get in to actual DBT, I bought this book. If you;re willing to put the work in, it's extremely helpful.Published 3 months ago by Diane Lynn
My psychiatrist recommended this book along with taking DBT sessions with a psychologist. Like the book said, it will teach you tools to control your emotions and such but doesn't... Read morePublished 4 months ago by AniReads
Excellent therapy book, that was recommended by my psychiatrist! I like how it starts right at the beginning, how well explained it is, and how we don't feel any judgement in it -... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fay PM
Fantastic book! The workbook exercises evoke much thought. Very helpful!Published 9 months ago by C W Kluczynski
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