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Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice: Applications Across Disorders and Settingsby Linda A. Dimeff
Synopses & Reviews
First developed to treat suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has since been adapted to a range of settings and populations. This practical book presents applications for depression, substance dependence, eating disorders, psychosis, suicidal and assaultive behaviors, and other complex problems.
Book News Annotation:
Initially developed by Marsha M. Linehan to treat chronically suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has since been adapted to diverse settings and populations. This book, edited by close collaborators of Linehan, describes current advances in DBT and presents applications for a range of complex problems. After a concise overview of DBT, chapters detail how it is being used in outpatient, inpatient, forensic, and community contexts with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Applications and exemplary programs are described for treating depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, psychosis, and suicidal and assaultive behaviors. Particular attention is given to patients with multiple, co-occurring disorders. Reproducible worksheets and forms are included. The book will be used by professionals, researchers, administrators, graduate students, and trainees in psychology, psychiatry, and clinical social work. Dimeff and Koerner are affiliated with the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
First developed to treat suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has since been adapted to a range of settings and populations. This practical book--edited by close collaborators of DBT originator Marsha M. Linehan--presents applications for depression, substance dependence, eating disorders, psychosis, suicidal and assaultive behaviors, and other complex problems. Leading contributors, including Linehan herself, describe how to implement this evidence-based treatment with adults, adolescents, couples and families, and forensic clients. Issues in establishing and maintaining an effective DBT program are also addressed. Over a dozen reproducible worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
See also Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide, by Kelly Koerner, which demonstrates DBT techniques in detail.
About the Author
Linda A. Dimeff, PhD, is Chief Scientific Officer for Behavioral Tech Research, Inc., an organization devoted to the dissemination of evidence-based practices. She is also on the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. She collaborated with Marsha Linehan in the development of an adaptation of DBT for substance-dependent individuals with borderline personality disorder, and they are currently coauthoring a book on this treatment. Dr. Dimeff currently has eight dissemination research grants through the National Institutes of Health. She has published widely in the areas of addictive behaviors, DBT, and dissemination, and has provided extensive training, supervision, and consultation to treatment providers affiliated with large public-sector systems in their implementation of DBT, as well as to individuals in private practice.
Kelly Koerner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an expert clinician, clinical supervisor, and trainer in DBT. She is Creative Director of the Evidence-Based Practice Institute, which provides online communities and continuing education for practitioners who strive to combine science and compassion in their work. Dr. Koerner has served as Director of Training for Marsha Linehans research investigating the efficacy of DBT for suicidal and drug-abusing individuals with borderline personality disorder, Creative Director for Behavioral Tech Research, Inc., and cofounder and first CEO of Behavioral Tech, LLC, a company that provides training in DBT. She is on the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington and maintains a consulting and psychotherapy practice in Seattle.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Kelly Koerner and Linda A. Dimeff
2. Adopt or Adapt?: Fidelity Matters, Kelly Koerner, Linda A. Dimeff, and Charles R. Swenson
3. Implementing Standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy in an Outpatient Setting, Kathryn A. Comtois, Cedar R. Koons, Soonie A. Kim, Sharon Y. Manning, Elisabeth Bellows, and Linda A. Dimeff
4. Dialectical Behavior Therapy on Inpatient Units, Charles R. Swenson, Suzanne Witterholt, and Martin Bohus
5. Implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Residential Forensic Settings with Adults and Juveniles, Robin A. McCann, André Ivanoff, Henry Schmidt, and Bradley Beach
6. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Dependence, Shelley McMain, Jennifer Sayrs, Linda A. Dimeff, and Marsha M. Linehan
7. Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders, Lucene Wisniewski, Debra Safer, and Eunice Chen
8. Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Families, Alan E. Fruzzetti, Daniel A. Santisteban, and Perry D. Hoffman
9. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents, Alec L. Miller, Jill H. Rathus, Anthony P. DuBose, Elizabeth T. Dexter-Mazza, and Arielle R. Goldklang
10. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Depression with Comorbid Personality Disorder: An Extension of Standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy with a Special Emphasis on the Treatment of Older Adults, Thomas R. Lynch and Jennifer S. Cheavens
11. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Assertive Community Treatment Teams, Sarah K. Reynolds, Randy Wolbert, Gwen Abney-Cunningham, and Kimberly Patterson
12. Evaluating Your Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, Shireen L. Rizvi, Maria Monroe-DeVita, and Linda A. Dimeff
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