Featuring more than 225 user-friendly handouts and worksheets, this is an essential resource for clients in dialectical behavior therapy DBT skills training groups or individual therapy. All of the handouts and worksheets discussed in Marsha M. Linehan's DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition , are provided, together with brief introductions to each module written expressly for clients. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, DBT has been demonstrated effective in treatment of a wide range of psychological and emotional problems. Clients get quick, easy access to all needed handouts or worksheets as they work to build mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. The large-size format and spiral binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print additional copies of the worksheets. Mental health professionals, see also the author's DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition,which provides complete instructions for teaching the skills.
Also available: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, the authoritative presentation of DBT, and instructive videos for clients--Crisis Survival Skills: Part One, Crisis Survival Skills: Part Two, From Suffering to Freedom, This One Moment, and Opposite Action all featuring Linehan , and DBT at a Glance: An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy featuring Shari Y. Manning and Tony DuBose .
"Linehan's pioneering work has guided many--myself included--to incorporate mindfulness into compassionate clinical care in a structured format. The second edition of Linehan's DBT skills training manual and the companion volume of handouts and worksheets reflect two additional decades of wisdom and innovation, further bolstering these indispensable resources."--Zindel V. Segal, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders, University of Toronto-Scarborough, Canada
"Mental health professionals--whether or not they use DBT as their major therapeutic orientation--will find the second edition of Linehan's skills training manual and its companion volume of client worksheets and handouts invaluable. Skills such as mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance should be part and parcel of any therapist’s repertoire. The manual clearly spells out the theoretical basis and rationale for emphasizing these skills and provides a detailed account of how to use the patient material. Especially useful are descriptions of troubleshooting common problems. Therapists are sometimes at a loss to figure out how to help clients with complex problems; these books can significantly help us improve our effectiveness."--Judith S. Beck, PhD, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
"DBT is a proven evidence-based treatment that combines the best of our science with the knowledge and compassion of Marsha Linehan--an exceptional researcher and clinician whose innovative work has advanced the field and shifted many individuals from lives of suffering to lives of hope. These outstanding second editions offer guidance on how to implement DBT skills training, while providing the tools needed to deliver this state-of-the-art treatment. They will stand as the authoritative guides for teaching DBT skills, partnering with clients to build lives worth living, and helping us to address our national and international priorities of saving millions of lives lost to suicide worldwide. These 'must-have' books belong on the shelves of every clinician and will be valuable course texts."--Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
“Along with Marsha Linehan’s usual and distinctive authority, zeal, and wisdom, her new editions offer more detail, specificity, and new clinical pearls. Together, the two books are a big booster shot for therapy with borderline patients! Even those who are already familiar with DBT will be impressed by the evidence of its maturation and expansion, while for those who are wanting to learn DBT, these books offer the organization, clarity, and readability that will make learning a pleasure.”--John Gunderson, MD, Director, Center for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
About the Author:
Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington. Her primary research interest is in the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for populations with high suicide risk and multiple, severe mental disorders.
Dr. Linehan's contributions to suicide research and clinical psychology research have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science. In her honor, the American Association of Suicidology created the Marsha Linehan Award for Outstanding Research in the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior.
She is a Zen master and teaches mindfulness and contemplative practices via workshops and retreats for health care providers.