DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets (2ed)

Author(s): Marsha Linehan

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

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.


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"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

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.

Introduction to This BookGeneral Skills: Orientation and Analyzing BehaviorGeneral Handouts*Orientation Handouts*Handouts for Analyzing BehaviorGeneral Worksheets*Orientation Worksheet*Worksheets for Analyzing BehaviorMindfulness SkillsMindfulness Handouts*Handouts for Goals and Definitions*Handouts for Core Mindfulness Skills*Handouts for Supplementary Mindfulness SkillsMindfulness Worksheets*Worksheets for Core Mindfulness Skills*Worksheets for Supplementary Mindfulness SkillsInterpersonal Effectiveness SkillsInterpersonal Effectiveness Handouts*Handouts for Goals and Factors That Interfere*Handouts for Obtaining Objectives Skillfully*Handouts for Building Relationships and Ending Destructive Ones*Handouts for Walking the Middle PathInterpersonal Effectiveness Worksheets*Worksheets for Goals and Factors That Interfere*Worksheets for Obtaining Objectives Skillfully*Worksheets for Building Relationships and Ending Destructive Ones*Worksheets for Walking the Middle PathEmotion Regulation SkillsEmotion Regulation Handouts*Handouts for Understanding and Naming Emotions*Handouts for Changing Emotional Responses*Handouts for Reducing Vulnerability to Emotion Mind*Handouts for Managing Really Difficult EmotionsEmotion Regulation Worksheets*Worksheets for Understanding and Naming Emotions*Worksheets for Changing Emotional Responses*Worksheets for Reducing Vulnerability to Emotion Mind*Worksheets for Managing Really Difficult EmotionsDistress Tolerance SkillsDistress Tolerance Handouts*Handouts for Crisis Survival Skills*Handouts for Reality Acceptance Skills*Handouts for Skills When the Crisis Is AddictionDistress Tolerance Worksheets*Worksheets for Crisis Survival Skills*Worksheets for Reality Acceptance Skills*Worksheets for Skills When the Crisis Is Addiction

General Fields

  • : 9781572307810
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : October 2014
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marsha Linehan
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : English
  • : 616.89142
  • : 452
  • : illustrations