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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance
 
 

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance [Kindle Edition]

Matthew McKay , Jeffrey Wood , Jeffrey Brantley
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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"The individual struggling with overwhelming emotions and DBT therapists will benefit significantly from this workbook. McKay, Wood and Brantley have expanded and translated DBT Skills, making Linehan's iconic work on emotional skill building even more accessible and easy to apply to everyday life." --Kate Northcott, MA, MFT, is a DBT therapist in private practice with Mindfulness Therapy Associates and is director of New Perspectives Center for Counseling, a non-profit counseling center, in San Francisco, CA

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A Clear and Effective Approach to Learning DBT Skills

First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. In order to make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas-distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, a collaborative effort from three esteemed authors, offers straightforward, step-by-step exercises for learning these concepts and putting them to work for real and lasting change. Start by working on the introductory exercises and, after making progress, move on to the advanced-skills chapters. Whether you are a professional or a general reader, whether you use this book to support work done in therapy or as the basis for self-help, you'll benefit from this clear and practical guide to better managing your emotions.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Find more help online at cbt-self-help-therapy.com. CBT Self-Help Therapy offers web-based treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and emotion dysregulation based on the book The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. This interactive program can be used by clients working on their own, or their therapists can monitor their work on the secure server. Other modules in CBT Self-Help Therapy offer treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, and anger.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1982 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1st edition (1 July 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041D8UWM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,870 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 28 Feb 2008
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
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I've tried out three DBT self-help books, and this one is by far the best. It's well laid out, easy to understand and very user-friendly. It teaches you mindfulness techniques as well as skills for getting through a crisis, improving mood, and getting your needs met in relationships. I've found these particularly useful for coping with stress.

One of the things I like about this book is it doesn't make any assumptions about the reader, or target a particular mental health problem. DBT was originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, but this book is equally suitable for people who want to learn DBT skills to tackle other issues.

The other DBT books I've read were Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life by Scott Spradlin and Depressed and Anxious by Thomas Marra. The former is very much aimed at people with BPD, and I couldn't relate to a lot of it. It also goes into a lot of detail on some aspects of DBT, but is sketchy about others. Depressed & Anxious was a very difficult book to understand, and I gave up after one and a half chapters.

So if you're interested in DBT, whatever your diagnosis, in my opinion The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook is the one to try!
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! 27 Nov 2008
Format:Paperback
I am diagnosed with BPD and have read LOADS of material and self-help books. This book and "Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life" by Scott E. Spradlin are the best workbooks I've come across. They are down to earth, easy to understand and practical. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in DBT.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My thoughts on this book 1 Aug 2009
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Personally I think this book is incredible. It provides you with a full insight into why different behaviours occur, what can be done to help reduce aspects of our behaviour that aren't healthy and not only does it provide alot of detail but the book allows interaction with you, when you are given activities to complete. I had a tough time understanding why I was feeling the emotions and really putting myself down, displaying negative behaviours. I was recommended this book and I struggle to place the book down now. I have learnt alot how to percieve my thoughts in a different and more healthy light. I do really recommend that if you are struggling to deal with any sort or emotion or behaviour, your purchase this book. It is definitly value for money.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DBT and Depression 20 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback
What a beautiful book. Easy to read. Easy to work through. Full of common sense. But most importantly used by the Mental Health Departments of the NHS as their "bible". I have PTSD (post traumatic stress syndrome) and purchased this book, went on the NHS course and have now taken back control of my life. Obviously the book alone did not do that but it was an amazing tool, without which I would not have been so confident in tackling my problems.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DBT 23 July 2009
By Angie
Format:Paperback
This is a useful resource and takes you step by step through the 'how to' of DBT. Not full of jargon, just plain english and easy to follow throughout
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic support on all aspects of DBT 10 April 2010
Format:Paperback
I have a diagnosis of BPD and went through DPT training which was life changing for me. It had given me the tools I need to survive. However, as time went on I was struggling to implement the skills I had learnt. Then I found this book during a desperate atempt to get back on track. This book covers everything I had learnt and more, but in a very simple format. It is a book you can dib in and out of as required or read through from front to back. I have read several books on DBT and this is by far the best one by a long shot. It is not only for people with BPD, but a useful tool for anyone who struggles with overwhelming emotions that make life hard work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 14 Oct 2013
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I found this book very helpful, ive completed it now and have to put in the practice now, ive noticed a change in my thoughts and behaviours already :) obviously its not a cure over night kind of book it all takes alot of practice, i hope it helps others the way it helped me :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight. 18 Mar 2013
By emma
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I found this book very informative and beneficial to my studies. I found this book very easy to read and understand from the persons point of view as to what's happening with them. I would recomment this book to anybody that would like to understand and apply DBT.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, practical workbook
A good book with practical exercises to support the different DBT skills. I found it straightforward to incorporate the exercises into my daily activities. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Vicky
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent
Published 1 month ago by Rooster
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
So easy to work with Thank you
Published 1 month ago by Beryl Lindley
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommended
Amazing book, highly recommended for anyone doing DBT, working in mental health, studying psychology ir caring or living with someone who has a nental illness or simply struggles... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Helen T.
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste
Does not do what it says in the tin. It helpful or practical. Avoid. Made me avoid self improvement for last year.
Published 2 months ago by training hungry
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful
Been on a course in my local area with the local CMHT (Community Mental Health Team) which basically ran through the whole of this book and made us work through and practice the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by jane last
4.0 out of 5 stars Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook
Easy to understand for anyone interested in DBT. Practical and interesting, good and effective meditations included. Delivered promptly, although a used edition in good condition.
Published 2 months ago by lel
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as informative as i would have liked
There was very little I had not read before in this book, disappointing, would not recommend purchasing this item. thanks
Published 3 months ago by susan
4.0 out of 5 stars feedback
I have not read this book completely yet but so far I am enjoying it and think it is a good book
Published 3 months ago by chrissy
4.0 out of 5 stars dbt
A good practical easy book to read that gives clear guidelines on how to use this approach with you client group
Published 3 months ago by Penny Taylor
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