Recommended Reading — DBT Center of MarinDBT is now considered the gold standard treatment for many disorders including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and PTSD. In , DBT was shown to be effective for the adolescent population. Over the years, I have learned DBT from wise teachers, online courses, and reading numerous books. Initially, learning and understanding DBT can feel like quite a challenge; there are numerous skills within the four modules and nuances within the DBT concepts. Today, I want to share my favorite books, the ones I have found to be most helpful on my DBT journey! DBT skills are clearly described and shown through fun images and various fonts.
Therapy Skills Books For BPD Or Anyone Struggling
Dialectical behavior therapy DBT is a highly effective type of cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT , originally created to treat borderline personality disorder. DBT teaches clients four sets of behavioral skills: mindfulness; distress tolerance; interpersonal effectiveness; and emotion regulation. But, whether you have a mental illness or not, you can absolutely benefit from learning these skills and incorporating them into your life. To practice this skill, Van Dijk suggested going for a walk mindfully. If your mind wanders, redirect it to the present moment.
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Outside DBT Resources
I am happy to recommend the following books and articles about emotional sensitivity, borderline personality disorder BPD , self-harm, evidence-based treatment, and co-occuring disorders. Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder. The High-Conflict Couple. Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder. Helping the Suicidal Person.