Have you always wanted to learn how to use DBT with your clients but weren’t sure where to start? Have you believed that only full-fidelity DBT works and that if you can’t offer all the elements of DBT in your setting you shouldn’t bother learning DBT? The authors address those questions and more with a practical guide for applying DBT skills to fit your client needs.
Clearly written and easy to understand for all levels of DBT experience, the authors bring their extensive knowledge to light with creative ideas that work, clinical examples, treatment plans, practice vignettes, and strategies for adapting the skills across a variety of settings and age groups.
Examples throughout this book will address issues such as:
- Anger and Emotion Dysregulation
- Substance Use Disorder
- Impulse Control
- Conduct Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Stress Management
About the Authors:
Dr. Cathy Moonshine is a licensed clinical psychologist, recognized expert in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and an addiction specialist. She has over 30 years of experience in public, university, and private mental health and addictions treatment settings across all levels of care, serving as a clinician, supervisor and director. Dr. Moonshine has trained thousands nationally and internationally with creative methods and flexible thinking to show there is more than one model for successful DBT.
Dr. Moonshine is the Behavioral Health Director at Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency and Health Clinic at Hilo Medical Center on the Big Island of Hawaii. She is a professor emeritus at Pacific University in Oregon.
Dr. Stephanie Schaefer is a licensed psychologist and certified alcohol drug counselor I in Portland, Oregon. She has worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and in various settings, including both outpatient and residential community mental health settings. In addition, Dr. Schaefer has provided DBT and co-occurring disorders trainings regionally, nationally, and internationally, and mentors colleagues and supervises graduate-level practicum students.
Dr. Schaefer is a faculty counselor at Clackamas Community College, where she has the opportunity to teach and utilize DBT skills regularly.