The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance

Author: Matthew McKay,Jeffrey C. Wood,Jeffrey Brantley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458768619

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 437

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By a distinguished team of authors, this workbook offers readers unprecedented access to the core skills of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), formerly available only through complicated professional books and a small handful of topical workbooks. These straightforward, step-by-step exercises will bring DBT core skills to thousands who need it....

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance

Author: Matthew McKay,Jeffrey C. Wood,Jeffrey Brantley

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608820504

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

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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. 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 elearning.newharbinger.com. New Harbinger Online Learning offers web-based treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and emotion dysregulation based on the book The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. Other New Harbinger Online Learning modules offer treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, and anger.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, a

Author: Matthew McKay,Jeffrey Wood,Jeffrey Brantley

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246790

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

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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. 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.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder

Using DBT to Regain Control of Your Emotions and Your Life

Author: Sheri Van Dijk

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246286

Category: Psychology

Page: 233

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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven to be the most effective treatment for the mood swings and impulsive behavior symptomatic of bipolar disorder. This workbook presents a complete program for those suffering from this illness.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia

Using DBT to Break the Cycle and Regain Control of Your Life

Author: Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher,Michael Maslar

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246197

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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At the root of bulimia is a need for control over one's body, environment, and feelings of self-worth. Instead of coping with negative feelings in healthy ways, people with bulimia binge and purge. This book is for people who attempt to calm intense, negative emotions through their bulimia-people who feel that by controlling their weight, they will be able to better control their lives. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia teaches readers a healthier coping mechanism for dealing with their feelings called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Using skills drawn from this proven approach, along with motivational interviewing, readers learn to regulate their emotions in effective ways that are healthy for mind and body. Worksheets and exercises throughout the book help readers put new skills like commitment, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness into practice. This book also helps readers identify and address mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, that are often comorbid with bulimia.

The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual

Practical DBT for Self-help, and Individual and Group Treatment Settings

Author: Lane Pederson,Cortney Sidwell Pederson

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1936128128

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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In addition to fresh updates on the classic modules of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness, this manual expands skills training into the areas of Dialectics, Shifting Thoughts, Building Routines, Problem- Solving, and Boundaries. Straight-forward explanations and useful worksheets make the skills accessible to clients. Practical guidance on clinical policies with program forms help therapists create save and structured treatment environments. Easy to read and highly practical, this definitive manual is an invaluable resource for clients and therapists across theoretical orientations.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder

Using DBT to Regain Control of Your Emotions and Your Life

Author: Sheri Van Dijk

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246286

Category: Psychology

Page: 233

View: 5207

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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven to be the most effective treatment for the mood swings and impulsive behavior symptomatic of bipolar disorder. This workbook presents a complete program for those suffering from this illness.

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life

How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control

Author: Scott E. Spradlin

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458755959

Category:

Page: 316

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When we are regularly undone by our emotions, we become victims of damaged relationships, trapped circumstances, self-sabotage, and illness. Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life offers help to all of us who want to gain the upper hand on our feelings and our lives. Even high reactors, people disposed to experiencing strong, even overwhelming emotions on a regular basis, will find its strategies easy to use and effective at managing frequent emotional flare-ups. This book develops proven DBT techniques into worksheets, exercises, and assessments that show you how to pay attention to emotions when they arise, assess blocks to controlling them, and overcome them to eliminate overpowering feelings. Learn what emotional triggers exist in your environment and become less judgmental about yourself when you do experience a surge. Avoid or reduce the distress that strong emotions cause you. This workbook teaches you to reduce the impact of painful feelings and increase the effects of positive ones so that you can tolerate life's ongoing stresses and achieve a sense of calm coexistence with your emotions.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety

Breaking Free from Worry, Panic, PTSD, and Other Anxiety Symptoms

Author: Alexander Chapman,Kim Gratz,Matthew Tull

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572249552

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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If you have an anxiety disorder or experience anxiety symptoms that interfere with your day-to-day life, you can benefit from learning four simple skills that therapists use with their clients. These easy-to-learn skills are at the heart of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a cutting-edge therapeutic approach that can help you better manage the panic attacks, worries, and fears that limit your life and keep you feeling stuck. This book will help you learn these four powerful skills: Mindfulness helps you connect with the present moment and notice passing thoughts and feelings without being ruled by them. Acceptance skills foster self-compassion and a nonjudgmental stance toward your emotions and worries. Interpersonal effectiveness skills help you assert your needs in order to build more fulfilling relationships with others. Emotion regulation skills help you manage anxiety and fear before they get out of control. In The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety, you’ll learn how to use each of these skills to manage your anxiety, worry, and stress. By combining simple, straightforward instruction in the use of these skills with a variety of practical exercises, this workbook will help you overcome your anxiety and move forward in your life.

Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder

A Family Guide for Healing and Change

Author: Valerie Porr, M.A.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199752508

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by unstable moods, negative self-image, dangerous impulsivity, and tumultuous relationships. Many people with BPD excel in academics and careers while revealing erratic, self-destructive, and sometimes violent behavior only to those with whom they are intimate. Others have trouble simply holding down a job or staying in school. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder is a compassionate and informative guide to understanding this profoundly unsettling--and widely misunderstood--mental illness, believed to affect approximately 6% of the general population. Rather than viewing people with BPD as manipulative opponents in a bitter struggle, or pitying them as emotional invalids, Valerie Porr cites cutting-edge science to show that BPD is a true neurobiological disorder and not, as many come to believe, a character flaw or the result of bad parenting. Porr then clearly and accessibly explains what BPD is, which therapies have proven effective, and how to rise above the weighty stigma associated with the disorder. Offering families and loved ones supportive guidance that both acknowledges the difficulties they face and shows how they can be overcome, Porr teaches empirically-supported and effective coping behaviors and interpersonal skills, such as new ways of talking about emotions, how to be aware of nonverbal communication, and validating difficult experiences. These skills are derived from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mentalization-based Therapy, two evidence-based treatments that have proven highly successful in reducing family conflict while increasing trust. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder is an empowering and hopeful resource for those who wish to gain better understanding of the BPD experience--and to make use of these insights in day-to-day family interactions. Winner of the ABCT Self Help Book Seal of Merit Award 2011

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders

A Step-by-Step Program

Author: Jeffrey C. Wood

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246480

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 1915

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Although the symptoms of personality disorders may differ widely in shape and scope, they are almost always treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This is because all ten personality disorders are characterized by rigid thought and behavior patterns, and most people with these disorders suffer from similar types of ongoing conflict and instability in many aspects of their lives. Packed with exercises and worksheets, The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders presents a series of eight social skills and coping skills readers can learn and practice to overcome their personality disorder. First, readers learn to get reactivated in life and correct the self-defeating thoughts that hold them back. Then they learn a series of relaxation, visualization, and imagery techniques to confront their fears. Finally, readers practice real-life exposure to those fears and develop additional communication, emotion regulation, and coping skills to keep their personality-disorder-related behaviors in check. This workbook is the ideal resource for readers who suffer from any of the ten personality disorders: paranoid personality disorder; schizoid personality disorder; schizotypal personality disorder; histrionic personality disorder; narcissistic personality disorder; antisocial personality disorder; borderline personality disorder; avoidant personality disorder; dependent personality disorder; and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

DBT Made Simple

A Step-by-step Guide to Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Author: Sheri Van Dijk

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781608821648

Category: Psychology

Page: 197

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Presents therapists with an overview of dialectical behavior therapy, discussing its four basic principles, its techniques, and the ways in which it differs from other methods of cognitive behavior therapy.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating and Bulimia

Author: Debra L. Safer,Christy F. Telch,Eunice Y. Chen

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606232657

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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This groundbreaking book gives clinicians a new set of tools for helping clients overcome binge-eating disorder and bulimia. Featuring vivid case examples and 30 reproducibles, the book shows how to put an end to binge eating and purging by teaching clients more adaptive ways to manage painful emotions.

Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder

Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Author: Blaise Aguirre,Gillian Galen

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608825671

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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If you are like many others living with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by intense and fluctuating emotions; to have difficulty with relationships; and to constantly struggle with troubling thoughts and behaviors. BPD can be especially difficult to treat, though there are ways to gain control over your symptoms and live a happier, healthier life. Expanding on the core skill of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder will help you target and successfully manage many of the familiar symptoms of BPD. Inside, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through specific exercises, and will gain powerful insight through real-life stories from people who have BPD. If you are ready to take that first step on the path toward wellness, this book will be your guide.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Distinctive Features

Author: Michaela A. Swales,Heidi L. Heard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134834144

Category: Psychology

Page: 162

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach used to treat individuals with complex psychological disorders, particularly chronically suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The therapy articulates a series of principles that effectively guide clinicians in responding to problematic behaviours. Treated problems include, among others, attempting suicide, bingeing, purging, using illegal drugs and behaviours that directly impede the treatment. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features highlights theoretical and practical features of the treatment using extensive clinical examples to demonstrate how the theory translates into practice. This updated edition reviews recent modifications to the structure of the treatment and considers more recent research evidence for both the biosocial theory underpinning the treatment and treatment efficacy. The book provides a clear overview of a complex treatment, through a unique application of strategies and a discussion of a comprehensive treatment programme that structures the therapeutic journey for the client. The book will be of interest to clinicians wanting to develop their knowledge about the treatment, prior to formal training; post-graduate students in mental health seeking to learn how to conceptualize complex problems; DBT trained clinicians who require a useful précis of the treatment with clinical examples, and clients about to embark upon this treatment. This book provides a clear and structured overview of a complex treatment. It is written for both practising clinicians and students wishing to learn more about DBT and how it differs from the other cognitive behaviour therapies.

Depressed and Anxious

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression and Anxiety

Author: Thomas Marra

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824209

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

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As if coping with feelings of depression or anxiety by themselves weren’t difficult enough, clinical research suggests that as many as 60 percent of depression sufferers concurrently experience some kind of anxiety disorder. If you are in this group, it is quite common to simultaneously experience profound loss of energy and initiative along with substantial stress and anxiety. Caught between the push and pull of these two conditions, you might find that neither is easy even to recognize, much less cope with. But, by adapting for the first time the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, to the special needs of people troubled by co-occurring depression and anxiety, this book offers powerful tools for overcoming this condition. DBT is designed for people who have lost hope and meaningfulness in life, who question their own ability to be influential in their world, who find their emotions intolerable, and who find that they try to escape and avoid important aspects of their lives. DBT may be just the tool you’ve been looking for to move beyond depression and anxiety. The step-by-step exercises, techniques, and worksheets in this book work to identify painful inner conflicts that might underlie depression and anxiety symptoms. Then, by negotiating a series of compromises, the techniques help acknowledge these issues while limiting their ability to interfere with your life—effectively reducing the extent to which your emotions govern who you are or what you are capable of. This book explains mindfulness techniques that encourage participation in the world and allow easier adaptation to change. It treats the difference between “threat cues” and “safety cues” and how recognizing and reacting to them constructively can reduce the effects of anxiety and depression. By teaching you how to monitor and limit negative self-evaluations and how to best tolerate negative experience, this book gives you a powerful set of tools for the control of co-occurring depression and anxiety.

Understanding your Borderline Personality Disorder

A Workbook

Author: Chris Healy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470697369

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

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A psychotherapeutic workbook that clinicians can use with those newly diagnosed with borderline personality disorder to provide basic information about the disorder and to suggest ways for clients to manage the disorder.

The Borderline Personality Disorder: Everything You Need to Know about Living with Bpd (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Alex Chapman and Kim Gratz

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458755118

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide is organized as a series of answers to questions common to BPD sufferers: What is BPD? How long does it last? What other problems co-occur with BPD? Overviews what we currently know about BPD make up the first section of the book. Later chapters cover several common treatment approaches to BPD: dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mentalization-based therapy (MBT), and medical treatment using psychoactive drugs. In the last sections of the book, readers learn a range of day-to-day coping skills that can help moderate the symptoms of BPD.

The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual

Practical DBT for Self-help, and Individual and Group Treatment Settings

Author: Lane Pederson,Cortney Sidwell Pederson

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1936128128

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 6177

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In addition to fresh updates on the classic modules of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness, this manual expands skills training into the areas of Dialectics, Shifting Thoughts, Building Routines, Problem- Solving, and Boundaries. Straight-forward explanations and useful worksheets make the skills accessible to clients. Practical guidance on clinical policies with program forms help therapists create save and structured treatment environments. Easy to read and highly practical, this definitive manual is an invaluable resource for clients and therapists across theoretical orientations.

ACTivate Your Life

Using acceptance and mindfulness to build a life that is rich, fulfilling and fun

Author: Joe Oliver,Jon Hill,Eric Morris

Publisher: Constable & Robinson

ISBN: 9781472111913

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 3677

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ACTivate Your Life focuses on helping people to be more open, connected and engaged with their lives, demonstrating how Acceptance Commitment Therapy can be used to tackle a range of problems such as low self-esteem, anxiety, anger and depression, as well as providing skills for life enhancement and self-development. Readers are encouraged to consider what matters to them and will learn techniques to set life directions based on meaningful values. Readers will also be introduced to mindfulness and learn how to use it in everyday life to connect with their actions, experiences and the people around them. The ACT approach also teaches that it's a normal part of being human to have thoughts and feelings that are unpleasant and the most important thing is to respond effectively when these kinds of experiences arise. The book is aimed at anyone wanting to enhance their life skills, and character stories are used to demonstrate the spectrum of how they might be employed.