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Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents
Settings, Treatments, and Diagnoses

ISBN 9781138906037
Published February 8, 2018 by Routledge
254 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents is an essential, user-friendly guide for clinicians who wish to implement DBT for adolescents into their practices. The authors draw on current literature on DBT adaptation to provide detailed descriptions and sample group-therapy formats for a variety of circumstances. Each chapter includes material to help clinicians adapt DBT for specific clinical situations (including outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization, school, and juvenile-detention settings) and diagnoses (such as substance use, eating disorders, and behavioral disorders). The book’s final section contains additional resources and handouts to allow clinicians to customize their treatment strategies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview  2. Treatment Delivery and Implementation  3. Treatment Team and Continuity of Care K. Michelle Hunnicutt Hollenbough and Jacob M. Klein  4. Outpatient Settings  5. Family Counseling  6. Partial Hospital Programs and Settings Garry S. Del Conte  7. DBT in Inpatient Settings K. Michelle Hunnicutt Hollenbough and Jacob M. Klein  8. Working within School Sites Richard J. Ricard, Mary Alice Fernandez, Wannigar Ratanavivan, Shanice Armstrong, Mehmet A. Karaman, and Eunice Lerma  9. Eating Disorders  10. Conduct Disorder, Probation, and Juvenile Detention Settings K. Michelle Hunnicutt Hollenbough and Jacob M. Klein  11. Substance Use Disorders 12. Other Diagnoses for Consideration 13. Comorbid Diagnoses and Life- Threatening Behaviors  14. Summary and Conclusions   Handouts

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K. Michelle Hunnicutt Hollenbaugh, PhD, LPC-S, is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. She has several years of clinical experience in a variety of settings and has spent the majority of this time researching and providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She is currently conducting several research studies on adaptations of DBT and continues to facilitate the implementation of DBT-based clinical services for the local community.

Michael S. Lewis, PhD, LPCC-S, is a clinical professor at Capital University and has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults. He has also spent time working in substance-abuse treatment facilities and high-school settings. Michael specializes in wellness- and mindfulness-based innovative interventions. His research interests include college counseling, counselor development, and behavioral addictions.


"Drs. Hollenbaugh and Lewis have crafted a remarkably comprehensive and extremely useful guide for clinicians interested in conducting DBT with adolescents. Each chapter is rich with research that supports DBT's efficacy with a particular diagnosis, guidelines for adopting the treatment in various clinical settings, and common barriers to implementation. This book is a must read for those mental health professionals who have a foundational understanding of standard DBT and wish to adopt the treatment for adolescents with a variety of diagnoses and in different settings."

—Michael R. Hollander, PhD, director of training and consultation at 3East DBT Programs and assistant professor of psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"Creating an effective DBT program for adolescents presents big challenges for clinicians and administrators, including who to treat and how to structure the treatment setting. This book provides guidance from seasoned professionals who generously share what they’ve learned and refined over years of practice. I recommend this resource for anyone looking to establish or improve their DBT program for adolescents."

—Cedar R. Koons, LCSW, DBT consultant and trainer, author of The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions: Take Control of Borderline Personality Disorder with DBT

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