Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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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 shown to be effective with--clients with serious, multiple problems and a history of treatment failure. The book provides an accessible introduction to DBT while enabling therapists of any orientation 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. See also Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice: Applications across Disorders and Settings, edited by Linda A. Dimeff and Kelly Koerner, which presents exemplary DBT programs for specific clinical problems and populations.This book shows why, when, and how to use the principles and strategies of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in individual psychotherapy. Whereas Linehana#39;s (1993a) original DBT book is a treatment manual, this book is a usera#39;s guide, fullanbsp;...

Title:Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Author:Kelly Koerner
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-02-01


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