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on 26 September 1997
While this book is primarily for therapists treating this disorder, it can also be very educational for and quite comforting to family members of people with this disorder. People with BPD can be incredibly upsetting to family members, and not being able to understand why someone is like this can be very frustrating. To read a very detailed explanation of the disorder can be an incredible relief. While the writing style is laced with Psychological jargon (as it should be) a layperson can still understand most all of the concepts in the book. I highly recommend it.
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on 17 April 1999
This book provides an invaluable resource for a person who is trying to understand a person with BPD,or get help for them. Linehan's method has undergone randomized clinical trials and demonstrated its worth. Nevertheless,it is quite common for therapists to insist they can treat BPD with other methods. Stick with Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT). The book will arm you well to deal with both therapists,and patient(or yourself if you are the patient.) Accept no substitutes.
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on 16 January 1998
This book lays out a reasonable and realistic plan for confronting and managing the various problems faced by someone suffering from BPD. A must read for patients, therapists and supportive friends or family.
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on 30 January 2012
If you are thinking about training towards DBT then this book is required reading.
A very comprehensive overview of DBT/BPD interactions, therapeutic aims, strategies, etc.
An understanding of CBT would be helpful but not totally required before you dive in to this great book.
There is a modular course book that is the companion to this text.
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on 9 April 2014
Not the easiest book to read, but very informative. Would have liked a better reference system but by trawling through it answers can be found.
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on 20 July 2014
Thank you for making it possible for so many people who were in a hopeless situation to have hope.
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on 14 May 2014
interesting to read the manual of dbt, some interesting ideas though i am sure with individual, group and phone support alot of bpd patients would benefit regardless of the theory. i found it had helpful concepts to bear in mind
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on 15 April 2014
The author no doubt is a genius but this book is extremely academic and would need a great deal of committment and study to understand it. For professionals.
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on 18 May 2015
Interesting and good work book
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on 29 December 2015
As described
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