By Matthew McKay Jeffery C Wood & Jeffrey Wood
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