Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Private Practice

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Private Practice

A Practical and Comprehensive Guide

by Thomas Marra

Published by: New Harbinger Publications

Imprint: New Harbinger Publications

312 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9781572244207
  • Published: April 2005


Out of print
  • Paperback
  • 9781608829064
  • Published: April 2005


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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

Includes a weblink to client worksheets and five skills-training slide shows