Filled with vivid clinical vignettes and step-by-step descriptions, this book demonstrates the nuts and bolts of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is expressly designed for--and proven effective with--clients with serious, multiple problems and a history of treatment failure. The book provides an accessible introduction to DBT while showing therapists of any orientation how to integrate elements of this evidence-based approach into their work with emotionally dysregulated clients. Experienced DBT clinician and trainer Kelly Koerner clearly explains how to formulate individual cases; prioritize treatment goals; and implement a skillfully orchestrated blend of behavioral change strategies, validation strategies, and dialectical strategies.
"A beautifully written, engaging description of emotional dysregulation and its treatment through DBT. The book is richly illustrated with case material and extensive client-therapist dialogues that truly demonstrate DBT in action." - Andrew Christensen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA "Koerner, an expert DBT therapist, has written a hands-on, clinically rich work that provides guidelines for when and how to apply DBT strategies for complex cases. The material is accessible to both experienced clinicians and therapists in training. This book is an invaluable guide and a handy tool kit for working with patients with pervasive emotion dysregulation." - Stefan G. Hofmann, Boston University, USA
Kelly Koerner, PhD, Evidence-Based Practice Institute, LLC, Seattle, USA
Linehan, Foreword. Tools for Tough Circumstances. Navigating to a Case Formulation and Treatment Plan. Change Strategies. Validation Principles and Strategies. Dialectical Stance and Strategies: Balancing Acceptance and Change. Assess, Motivate, and Move: Getting the Most from Each Interaction. The Individual Therapist and the Consultation Team.