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Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
The Dialectical Approach

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ISBN 9781593853679
Published December 7, 2006 by Guilford Press
36 Pages

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Book Description

An important component of DBT is the use of skills training to help manage the extreme beliefs, actions, and attitudes that form the criteria for borderline personality disorder. In actual therapy sessions, the video shows Dr. Linehan teaching patients the use of such skills as mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. Vividly depicting the various stages of treatment, this program shows how DBT helps clients decrease negative behaviors and work toward personal goals. Designed for therapists, the video is also suitable for use in client and family education. In an especially compelling feature, the video includes live interview sessions between Dr. Linehan and Allen J. Frances, Chairman of the DSM-IV Task Force. In these probing dialogues, Dr. Frances asks Dr. Linehan the nuts-and-bolts questions all clinicians want answered about how DBT works and what its advantages are over other therapies.Running time: 43 minutes; includes 36-page manual.



Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Director Emeritus 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 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology and the Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She is also a recipient of 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.


'These two [DVD's] and their accompanying manuals are highly recommended for their compelling learning value. All mental health professionals, in whatever professional milieu they work, will find them of personal and professional value.' - Psychiatric Services

'Plainly, all therapists treating BPD should be knowledgeable about DBT. These [DVD's] are the most efficient way to get acquainted. They are accompanied by detailed program manuals that summarize key points and provide a guide to the literature. Given the deft interweaving of didactic and clinical material and the clarity of the presentation, these [DVD's] also could be used to educate patients and their family members.' - Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic