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Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder : Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders - Marsha M. Linehan

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Hardcover Published: 14th May 1993
ISBN: 9780898621839
Number Of Pages: 558

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For the average clinician, individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) often represent the most challenging, seemingly insoluble cases. This volume is the authoritative presentation of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Marsha M. Linehan's comprehensive, integrated approach to treating individuals with BPD. DBT was the first psychotherapy shown in controlled trials to be effective with BPD. It has since been adapted and tested for a wide range of other difficult-to-treat disorders involving emotion dysregulation. While focusing on BPD, this book is essential reading for clinicians delivering DBT to any clients with complex, multiple problems.

Companion volumes: The latest developments in DBT skills training, together with essential materials for teaching the full range of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills, are presented in Linehan's DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, and DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition. Also available: Linehan's instructive skills training videos for clients--Crisis Survival Skills: Part One, Crisis Survival Skills: Part Two, From Suffering to Freedom, This One Moment, and Opposite Action. Plus related DBT videos: DBT at a Glance: An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT at a Glance: The Role of the Psychiatrist on the DBT Team, and Getting a New Client Connected to DBT (Complete Series).

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"The bible of DBT. Over two decades later, Linehan's comprehensive treatment manual still stands without peer as the complete and lucid introduction to DBT as well as the in-depth text for the advanced practitioner. DBT's skills are effective and potent if delivered in the context of the theory, principles, protocols, and strategies of the treatment, all of which are presented in this book. It is essential reading for therapists delivering the significantly upgraded skills in DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition."--Charles R. Swenson, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

"Every once in a very long while in our field, a clinical innovation is introduced that profoundly improves patient care. Marsha Linehan's development of a cognitive-behavioral approach to borderline personality disorder is such a rare innovation....Her techniques are clear, teachable, and learnable, and make good common sense to the therapist and the patient. Dr. Linehan's methods have greatly improved my treatment of borderline individuals and my teaching of others in how best to understand and treat these patients.''--Allen Frances, MD

"Marsha Linehan's tremendously in-depth and informative book and its companion skills-training manual offer a needed guide to the cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder....Her method has become so widely used by clinicians that the experts in psychosocial treatments consider it one of the best....Marsha Linehan's methods are highly eclectic because they are empirically based; they have been fashioned to fit what works best for borderline patients."--Lester Luborsky, PhD

"Linehan is one of our most creative and articulate clinicians....As a true scientist-professional, she has not only been innovating in the treatment of one of the most daunting of disorders--borderline personality--but has successfully subjected her ideas to controlled empirical scrutiny."--Gerald Davison, PhD, University of Southern California

"Dr. Linehan's approach is sensible, pragmatic, and effective. Most importantly, it offers the therapist a humane and sensitive perspective on persons with Borderline Personality Disorder. In short, it treats both the therapist and the client in a fashion that produces results."--Mark Ciocca, PhD, Central New Hampshire Community Mental Health Center

Very useful in my work


Good reference for working with messy marsha's and messy martin's



Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

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Theory And Concepts
Borderline Personality Disorder: Concepts, Controversies, and Definitions
Dialectical and Biosocial Underpinnings of Treatment
Behavioral Patterns: Dialectical Dilemmas in the Treatment of Borderline Patients
Treatment Overview And Goals
Overview of Treatment: Targets, Strategies, and Assumptions in a Nutshell
Behavioral Targets in Treatment: Behaviors to Increase and Decrease
Structuring Treatment Around Target Behaviors: Who Treats What and When
Basic Treatment Strategies
Dialectical Treatment Strategies
Core Strategies
Core Strategies
Problem Solving
Change Procedures
Contingency Procedures (Managing Contingencies and Observing Limits
Change Procedures
Skill Training, Exposure, Cognitive Modification
Stylistic Strategies: Balancing Communication
Case Management Strategies: Interacting with the Community
Strategies For Specific Tasks
Structural Strategies
Special Treatment Strategies.
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ISBN: 9780898621839
ISBN-10: 0898621836
Series: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 558
Published: 14th May 1993
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.3  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.93