by Thomas Marra
This volume offers a detailed explication of DBT in theory and practice.
Includes CD-ROM with client worksheets and five skills-training slide shows
More Than a Treatment Strategy-A Whole New Direction in Psychotherapy
More than just a new behavioral treatment approach, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) marks a whole new theoretical orientation to the practice of clinical psychology-a rethinking of the causes, descriptions, and treatments of acute mental disorders. This volume offers a detailed explication of DBT in theory and practice. Designed to teach professionals how to use this method in a private-practice setting to treat a range of disorders, this book includes a clear and concise presentation of:
DBT and its orientation within the larger context of psychotherapy
Dialectic conflict and its role in sustaining mental disorders
The DBT coping skill set: meaning-making, mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and strategic behavior skills
Practical applications of DBT to a number of acute mental disorders
The book also includes a CD-ROM containing easily reproducible client worksheets and PowerPoint presentations to lead psychoeducational sessions with clients-all formatted to work on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
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