Originally developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, dialectical behaviour therapy, or DBT, has rapidly become one of the most popular and most effective treatments for all mental health conditions rooted in out-of-control emotions.
However, there are limited resources for psychologists seeking to use DBT skills with individual clients. DBT Made Simple provides clinicians with everything they need to know to start using DBT in the therapy room.
The first part briefly covers the theory and research behind DBT and explains how DBT differs from traditional cognitive behavioural therapy approaches. The second part focuses on strategies professionals can use in individual client sessions, while the third section teaches the four skills modules that form the backbone of DBT: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The book includes handouts, case examples, and example therapist-client dialogue.