Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2012
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 proven effective with - clients with serious, multiple problems and a history of treatment failure. The book provides an accessible introduction to DBT while showing therapists of any orientation how 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.