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Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Paperback Diagnosis & Treatment of Mental Disorders (Paperback)

By (author) Marsha M. Linehan

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 180 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 276mm x 12mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 28 June 1993
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0898620341
  • ISBN 13: 9780898620344
  • Sales rank: 4,315

Product description

Marsha Linehan - Recipient of the 2012 American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Application of Psychology! This session-by-session treatment manual demonstrates how clinicians can teach patients four essential psychosocial skills: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Published in a large (8 1/2" x 11") comb-bound format for easy reference, the book includes useful, clear-cut handouts that may be readily photocopied (permission included with purchase). This manual will be of great value to psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, primary care physicians, and nurses, as well as patients.

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Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington. Her primary research interest is in the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for populations with high suicide risk and multiple, severe mental disorders. Dr. Linehan's contributions to suicide research and clinical psychology research have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science. In her honor, the American Association of Suicidology created the Marsha Linehan Award for Outstanding Research in the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior. She is a Zen master and teaches Zen mindfulness and contemplative practices via workshops and retreats for health care providers.

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'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

Table of contents

Rationale for Psychosocial Skills Training with Borderline Patients. Practical Issues in Psychosocial Skills Training. Session Format and Starting Skills Training. Application of Structural Strategies and Skills Training Procedures to Psychosocial Skills Training. Application of Other Strategies and Procedures to Psychosocial Skills Training. Session-by-Session Outlines for Psychosocial Skills Training. Core Mindfulness Skills. Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills. Emotion Regulation Skills. Distress Tolerance Skills. Handouts and Homework Sheets. References. Index.