DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition
From Marsha M. Linehan–the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)–this comprehensive resource provides vital tools for implementing DBT skills training. The reproducible teaching notes, 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 ebook DBT Skills Training Manual gives complete instructions for orienting clients to DBT, plus teaching notes for the full range of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. The companion volume is available separately: DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition.
New to This Edition DBT Skills Training Manual
*Each module has been expanded with additional skills.
*Multiple alternative worksheets to tailor treatment to each client.
*More extensive reproducible teaching notes (provided in the book and online), 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.
*Linehan provides a concise overview of “How to Use This Book.”
About the author:
Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychology and adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle and is Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, a research consortium that develops and evaluates treatments for multi-diagnostic, severely disordered, and suicidal populations. Her primary research is in the application of behavioral models to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder. She is also working to develop effective models for transferring science-based treatments to the clinical community.
She is the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment originally developed for the treatment of suicidal behaviors and since expanded to treatment of borderline personality disorder and other severe and complex mental disorders involving serious emotion dysregulation. In comparison to all other clinical interventions for suicidal behaviors, DBT is the only treatment that has been shown effective in multiple trials across numerous independent research studies. DBT is effective at reducing suicidal behavior and is cost-effective in comparison to both standard treatment and community treatments delivered by expert therapists. It is currently the gold-standard treatment for borderline personality disorder and has demonstrated utility in the treatment of high substance abuse and eating disorders.
Linehan has authored multiple books, including three treatment manuals: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT Skills Training Manual (2nd ed.), and Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. She serves on a number of editorial boards and has published extensively in scientific journals DBT Skills Training Manual.
Linehan is the founder of The Linehan Institute, a non-profit organization that helps advance mental health through support for education, research, and compassionate, scientifically-based treatments. Linehan is also the founder of Behavioral Tech LLC, a DBT training and consulting organization, and founder of Behavioral Tech Research, Inc., a company that develops innovative online and mobile technologies to disseminate science-based behavioral treatments for mental disorders.
Linehan was trained in spiritual directions under Gerald May and Tilden Edwards and is a Zen master (Roshi) in both the Sanbo-Kyodan-School under Willigis Jaeger Roshi (Germany) as well as in the Diamond Sangha (USA). She teaches mindfulness via workshops and retreats for health care providers.
She has dedicated her life and research to working with people whose lives are at-risk due to crippling and incapacitating psychological problems.
Reviews about ebook DBT Skills Training Manual:
DBT Skills Training Manual A useful ebook. Religious, in the sense of, set out a life path, or a part of a life path, a way to live, and a momentum; very clearly out of suicidal misery, less clearly toward, ultimately… normal employee-consumer life? Adaptation to the status quo? Sagacious, serene middle-age? Reading it makes me want to make an anti-DBT, to teach (rather than browbeat) sagacious, serene middle-aged (or otherwise privileged) people how to care more about their (social, physical) environment, be more affected by it and less self-regulated, think more in terms of black-and-white (with dialectics? Perhaps a dialectics cast in a different vibe than DBT’s, of urgency rather than skillful acceptance) make the least borderline people somewhat more borderline in some ways — I suppose to bring a good immaturity to people whose maturity is somewhat bad.
Again, a useful ebook with valuable skills in it, good vocabulary, well-designed, with a specific, distinctive vibe (through writing style and design of the therapy), a good example of how to make a life path — yet, ultimately, I think, best intended to bring people out of suicidality and then set somewhat to the side while another life path is adopted which relates the client (or some non-client who happens to read the book) back to the outside world, as skillful as having been instructed, with as much longing for things to be better as when miserable.
In the DBT Skills Training Manual, Marsha Linehan has added a great wealth of additional skills to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program – despite the original version has already helped a great number of people suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Its huge increase in material and skills can feel overwhelming, but working with a certified DBT team is part and parcel of proper treatment; your therapist and group leaders will be your guides.
This manual DBT Skills Training Manual and the accompanying workbook has been invaluable to the therapy team I have had the honor of being a client of and my own copies of these ebooks have given me quick access to such important reference materials as I continue building my life worth living.