Developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) has proven to be effective as a treatment for a variety of other mental health problems, particularly those marked by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can boost the ability to manage anxiety without losing control and behaving destructively. To order to make use of these strategies, you need to develop skills to four key areas: sensitivity to stress, mindfulness, control of emotions, and interpersonal effectiveness.
The first section of this book briefly discusses the philosophy and study behind DBT, describing how DBT varies from conventional cognitive behavioral therapy methods. The second part focuses on techniques that clinicians can use in individual client meetings, while the third part teaches the four skills modules that form the backbone of DBT: core sensitivity, pain management, emotional regulation, and relational effectiveness. The book includes handouts, case studies, and an example of a therapist-client dialog— all therapists need to empower their clients with these effective and life-changing skills.
Start by working on the introductory exercises and move on to the advanced skills chapters after making progress. Whether you are a qualified reader or a general reader, whether you use this book to support the work undertaken in therapy or as a basis for self-help, you will benefit from this simple and practical guide to better manage your emotions.
What You Will Learn:What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Dbt)? Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills TrainingBenefits Of Dbt, Who Benefits From Dbt Skills Training?Using Distress Tolerance To Manage Intense EmotionsEmotional Regulation: What Happens When Someone Can't Regulate Their Emotions?
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