The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Diary is a week-by-week guide to help those with difficulty regulating their emotions learn and practice core dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills. Journaling is an essential component of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)treatment, but until now, no guided DBT journal has been available for people with orderline personality disorder and/or emotion dysregulation to use. This is the first DBT diary on the market and can be used alone or as a companion to the bestselling Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. It includes four short chapters explaining the four DBT skills (distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness), along with one year's worth of exercises that allow readers to practice each skill. Readers can use the worksheets, evaluations, and exercises in this diary to monitor their progress and skill development week-by-week over the course of a year as they learn to soothe themselves, manage overwhelming emotions, and practice new, healthy habits.
* This diary is the essential companion to the bestselling Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills
Workbook which has sold nearly 100,000 copies
* Journaling is a key component of the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program, and this is the first DBT diary on the market
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About the Authors:
Matthew McKay, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of anxiety and depression. He is coauthor of more than fourteen popular books, including Self-Esteem, The Daily Relaxer, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, When Anger Hurts, and Couple Skills. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jeffrey C. Wood, Psy.D., is a psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback. He is author of The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders and coauthor of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. Wood lives outside New York City.