Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

By Marsha M. Linehan
(Guilford Publications, Paperback, 9780898620344, 180pp.)

Publication Date: April 2005

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The two volumes in Dr. Linehan's program cover the full range of borde rline conditions. In her far-reaching new text, Cognitive-Behavioral T reatment of Borderline Personality Disorders, Linehan describes in per suasive clinical detail the development and implementation of DBT. Bec ause the behavioral skills training element of her program is so criti cal for working with borderline individuals, the companion Skills Trai ning Manual presents session-by-session guidelines for imparting and i ntegrating into the patient's repertoire four key psychosocial skills notably absent in borderlines. A previous version of this manual has b een successfully used in psychiatric hospitals, community health cente rs, and other settings. Together, the two pieces add up to new promise for respectful, sustained, effective work with this growing patient g roup.

About the Author

Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics there. She is founder of the Marie Institute of Behavioral Technology and the company Behavioral Tech, LLC. The recipient of numerous awards for her distinguished clinical and research contributions, Dr. Linehan has served as president (2007) of the Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association.

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