Book: DBT Skills Training Manual

Book Title:

DBT Skills Training Manual.

Author(s): Marsha M Linehan.

Year: 2015.

Edition: Second (2nd).

Publisher: Guildford Press.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

From Marsha M. Linehan – the developer of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) – this comprehensive resource provides vital tools for implementing DBT skills training. The reproducible teaching notes, handouts, and worksheets used for over two decades by hundreds of thousands of practitioners have been significantly revised and expanded to reflect important research and clinical advances. The book gives complete instructions for orienting clients to DBT, plus teaching notes for the full range of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. Handouts and worksheets are not included in the book; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all the handouts and worksheets discussed, as well as the teaching notes. The companion volume is available separately: DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition.

New to This Edition

  • Handouts and worksheets (available online and in the companion volume) have been completely revised and dozens more added – more than 225 in all.
  • Each module has been expanded with additional skills.
  • Multiple alternative worksheets to tailor treatment to each client.
  • More extensive reproducible teaching notes (provided in the book and online), with numerous clinical examples.
  • Curricula for running skills training groups of different durations and with specific populations, such as adolescents and clients with substance use problems.
  • Linehan provides a concise overview of “How to Use This Book.”

See also DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, a spiral-bound 8 1/2″ x 11″ volume containing all of the handouts and worksheets and featuring brief introductions to each module written expressly for clients.

Book: The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook

Book Title:

The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance.

Author(s): Matthew McKay and Jeffrey C. Wood.

Year: 2019.

Edition: Second (2nd).

Publisher: New Harbinger.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

A clear and effective approach to learning evidence-based DBT skills-now in a fully revised and updated second edition.

Do you have trouble managing your emotions? First developed by Marsha M. Linehan for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, and can greatly improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively.

However, 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
evidence-based, 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’re a mental health professional or a general reader, you’ll benefit from this clear and practical guide to better managing your emotions.

This fully revised and updated second edition also includes new chapters on cognitive rehearsal, distress tolerance, and self-compassion. Once you have completed the exercises in this book and are ready to move on to the next level, check out the authors’ new book, The New Happiness Workbook.

Book: DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets

Book Title:

DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets.

Author(s): Marsha M Linehan.

Year: 2014.

Edition: Second (2nd).

Publisher: Guildford Press.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Featuring more than 225 user-friendly handouts and worksheets, this is an essential resource for clients learning dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills, and those who treat them. All of the handouts and worksheets discussed in Marsha M. Linehan’s DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, are provided, together with brief introductions to each module written expressly for clients.

Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, DBT has been demonstrated effective in treatment of a wide range of psychological and emotional problems. No single skills training programme will include all of the handouts and worksheets in this book; clients get quick, easy access to the tools recommended to meet their particular needs. The 8 1/2″ x 11″ format and spiral binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print additional copies of the handouts and worksheets.

Mental health professionals, see also the author’s DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, which provides complete instructions for teaching the skills. Also available: Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, the authoritative presentation of DBT, and 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.

Refer to DBT Skills Training book.

Book: Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Book Title:

Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders).

Author(s): Marsha M. Linehan.

Year: 1993.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Guildford Press.

Type(s): Hardcover and Kindle.

Synopsis:

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 behaviour 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.

Book: Emotion Efficacy Therapy

Book Title:

Emotion Efficacy Therapy: A Brief, Exposure-Based Treatment for Emotion Regulation Integrating ACT and DBT.

Author(s): Matthew McKay (PhD) and Aprilia West (PSyD, MT).

Year: 2016.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: New Harbinger.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

If you treat clients with emotion regulation disorders – including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder (BPD) – you know how important it is for these clients to take control of their emotions and choose their actions in accordance with their values. To help, emotion efficacy therapy (EET) provides a new, theoretically-driven, contextually-based treatment that integrates components from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) into an exposure-based protocol. In doing so, EET targets the transdiagnostic drivers of experiential avoidance and distress intolerance to increase emotional efficacy.

This step-by-step manual will show you how to help your clients confront and accept their pain, and learn to apply new adaptive responses to emotional triggers. Using a brief treatment that lasts as little as eight weeks, you will be able to help your clients understand and develop a new relationship with their emotions, learn how to have mastery over their emotional experience, practice values-based action in the midst of being emotionally triggered, and stop intense emotions from getting in the way of creating the life they want.

Using the transdiagnostic, exposure-based approach in this book, you can help your clients manage difficult emotions, curb negative reactions, and start living a better life. This book is a game changer for emotion exposure treatment!

Book: Working Effectively with ‘Personality Disorder’

Book Title:

Working Effectively with ‘Personality Disorder’: Contemporary and Critical Approaches to Clinical and Organisational Practice.

Author(s): Jo Ramsden, Sharon Prince, and Julia Blazdell (Editors).

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Luminate.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

The history of personality disorder services is problematic to say the least. The very concept is under heavy fire, services are often expensive and ineffective, and many service users report feeling that they have been deceived, stigmatised or excluded. Yet while there are inevitably serious (and often destructive) relational challenges involved in the work, creative networks of learning do exist – professionals who are striving to provide progressive, compassionate services for and with this client group.

Working Effectively with Personality Disorder shares this knowledge, articulating an alternative way of working that acknowledges the contemporary debate around diagnosis, reveals flawed assumptions underlying current approaches, and argues for services that work more positively, more holistically and with a wider and more socially focused agenda.

Book: Psychiatry and Mental Health

Book Title:

Psychiatry and Mental Health: A guide for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Author(s): Rachel Freeth.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: PCCS Books.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Increasingly, counsellors and psychotherapists are working with people who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder and are required to understand and navigate the mental health system. Counselling training rarely covers the fields of psychiatry and mental disorder in detail and there are few reliable resources on which they can draw.

This comprehensive guide to psychiatry and the mental health system, written by a psychiatrist and counsellor, aims to fill that gap.

The book is intended for counsellors and psychotherapists but will be helpful to others in the mental health field. It explains the organisation and delivery of mental health services in the UK, the theories and concepts underpinning the practice of psychiatry, the medical model of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, the main forms of mental disorder, how to work therapeutically with people with a diagnosed mental disorder and how to work with risk of suicide and self-harm.

The text is designed to support continuing professional development and training and includes activities, points for learning/discussion and comprehensive references.

Book: Mental Health: Personalities

Book Title:

Mental Health: Personalities: Personality Disorders, Mental Disorders & Psychotic Disorders (Bipolar, Mood Disorders, Mental Illness, Mental Disorders, Narcissist, Histrionic, Borderline Personality).

Author(s): Carol Franklin.

Year: 2015.

Edition: Third (3rd).

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

At some point in your life you will probably start to think you are losing your mind, or that someone you know is in danger of losing theirs. The truth is that modern life is extremely stressful; there are many demands on your time and never enough hours in the day.

However, being at the end of your tether, worn out and overwhelmed is not the same as having a mental disorder. In fact mental health covers a wide range of illnesses including those which most people are aware of, such as Schizophrenia (which is classed as a psychotic disorder). What you may not be aware of is the number of people who have personality disorders and the reasons for these disorders. Most people are not diagnosed until into their twenties and symptoms will naturally reduce in their forties or fifties.

Knowing the difference between the various mental illnesses is essential to ensure you know when a friend or loved one needs professional help as opposed to just your care and attention. This book will guide you through the differences between personality disorders, mental disorders and psychotic disorders.

It will help you to understand the different elements of a personality and how you can test your friends to find out which personality type they are. It will even enlighten you as to the basic traits of each of the sixteen personality types, according to the Myers Briggs Personality test.

Reading this book will enlighten you as to the names and details of the nine main personality disorders, how to recognize the symptoms of each of these disorders and the best way to treat them. It is important to use this book as a guide to understanding these illnesses and to learn the best way to help and support anyone you know who is suffering from a personality disorder. However, a diagnosis must always be confirmed by a medical professional who will ensure treatment is available.

Many people who have a mental health issue will not recognise the issue in themselves; this book will ensure you understand each condition and can help your loved one to get the appropriate treatment.

Everyone deserves the chance to have a happy, fulfilling and balanced life. Read this and help those around you have that chance!

Book: Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder

Book Title:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder : The Model and the Method

Author(s): Anthony Ryle.

Year: 1997.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Borderline Personality Disorder patients are impulsive, unstable and destructive, hurting themselves and those around them, including those who seek to help them. This has resulted in a widespread reluctance to treat them and a pessimism about treatment.

In the experience of the authors this pessimism is unjustified, because for many patients a relatively brief intervention can be effective in cost-benefit terms as well as human terms. The interventions illustrated here have been used to treat outpatients for 15 years.

The results indicate that treatments can achieve clinically significant changes in the course of 16 24 sessions, in a substantial proportion of patients. While CAT shares some ideas and methods with other approaches, it introduces many new features and is uniquely integrated at both the theoretical and practical level. The early joint reformulation of patients problems serves to contain destructiveness and to create a working alliance. Also, the use of reformulation to teach self-reflection and avoid collusive responses from the therapist, throughout the therapy, represents a powerful new technique.

The book offers a critical appraisal of current ideas and practices, contrasting with these the ways in which CAT mobilises the patient s own resources. The authors argue that CAT should have a place in any service seeking to help these difficult patients.

Book: Borderline Personality Disorder

Book Title:

Borderline Personality Disorder.

Author(s): Jon Power.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Rdl Publishing Ltd.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

BPD is also referred to as biosocial disorder among experts. This means that this disorder often starts with an inclination towards biological factors but is then intensified by the social environment of an individual.

By temperament, the people with BPD often are intensely emotionally sensitive and very reactive. This is because they tend to feel things immediately and intensely as opposed to other people. Once their powerful and intense emotions have been triggered, it takes them a very long duration to get back to the emotional baseline.

It is important to note that when these emotionally vulnerable people are confronted by their surroundings because they cannot validate their feelings, they develop BPD. In other words, they feel as though the people around them do not fully understand and acknowledge them as they are enough to help them handle their condition. In most cases, children who develop BPD have been shown to suffer abuse and neglect. Additionally, BPD also arises in children whose parents or guardians – well-meaning and loving – reduce their emotional feelings too much because they think that they are inappropriate or exaggerated.

This book covers the following topics:

  • What is borderline personality disorder?
  • Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Using mindfulness to manage emotions.
  • Epidemiology, Factors of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Diagnosis of the Disorder.
  • Treatment and Medication.
  • Practicing Mindfulness.
  • Building a Coping Skills Toolkit.
  • How to improve social relationships.
  • How to End Anxiety.
  • What Does It Mean to Rewire Your Brain?
  • How to Overcome Panic Thoughts.

To be fair, it is typical for most parents to overreact and dismiss their children’s emotional feelings. However, when it comes to children who are highly reactive, feeling that they are not understood or supported by the people that mean the world to them often is painful. It is this kind of response that often cause them to withdraw from their parents to the level that their relationship is completely disconnected.

One thing that is important to note is that when a child’s feelings are not validated by their parents or someone that they look up to in life, it makes it hard for them to learn how to manage their condition in a very healthy way. The truth is that, it is the adult’s/parent’s responsibility to help their children identify and name their feelings. When they soothe what their children feel, they teach them how to soothe and calm themselves down better whenever they are alone.

Let us consider an instance where someone has intensely strong emotions and is constantly overreacting. Is this how they should feel on a daily basis? Well, this is no way for anyone to feel this way. But when they don’t get the support they need; this kind of reaction becomes something ongoing that they don’t even know how to regulate or modulate their emotional feelings.

What you will note about people with BPD is that they are often overwhelmed by feelings of intense anger, emptiness, self-loathing, shame, and abandonment among others. It is these kinds of feelings that causes their relationships to be quite unstable – hence causing them to be prone to interpreting things negatively.