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Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Private Practice A Practical and Comprehensive Guide

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ISBN-10: 1608829065

ISBN-13: 9781608829064

Edition: 2005

Authors: Thomas Marra

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Includes CD-ROM with client worksheets and five skills-training slide showsMore Than a Treatment Strategy-A Whole New Direction in PsychotherapyMore than just a new behavioral treatment approach, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) marks a whole new theoretical orientation to the practice of clinical psychology-a rethinking of the causes, descriptions, and treatments of acute mental disorders. This volume offers a detailed explication of DBT in theory and practice. Designed to teach professionals how to use this method in a private-practice setting to treat a range of disorders, this book includes a clear and concise presentation of:DBT and its orientation within the larger context of psychotherapyDialectic conflict and its role in sustaining mental disordersThe DBT coping skill set: meaning-making, mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and strategic behavior skillsPractical applications of DBT to a number of acute mental disordersThe book also includes a CD-ROM containing easily reproducible client worksheets and PowerPoint presentations to lead psychoeducational sessions with clients-all formatted to work on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Thomas Marra, Ph.D., founded and directed one of the first inpatient psychiatric programs using dialectic behavior therapy as the clinical focus of treatment for every patient admitted to the facility, regardless of diagnosis. He has practical and theoretical experience in treating a wide patient population using the principles and strategies of DBT. He has been practicing clinical psychology for 25 years, first as a military psychologist in both inpatient and outpatient settings, then in civilian settings as administrator, trainer, and clinician. He is author of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Private Practice and Depressed and Anxious.