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Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder Paperback – May 21, 1993

ISBN-13: 978-0898620344 ISBN-10: 0898620341 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders
  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (May 21, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898620341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898620344
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Marsha Linehan's tremendously in-depth and informative book and its companion skills-training manual offer a needed guide to the cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder....Her method has become so widely used by clinicians that the experts in psychosocial treatments consider it one of the best....Marsha Linehan's methods are highly eclectic because they are empirically based; they have been fashioned to fit what works best for borderline patients."--Lester Luborsky, PhD

"Dr. Linehan's approach is sensible, pragmatic, and effective. Most importantly, it offers the therapist a humane and sensitive perspective on persons with Borderline Personality Disorder. In short, it treats both the therapist and the client in a fashion that produces results."--Mark Ciocca, PhD, Central New Hampshire Community Mental Health Center

"...user-friendly manual well grounded in principle, detailed in its strategies, and exportable to a wide range of treatment settings."--Charles R. Swenson, MD, New York Hospital, Westchester Division

About the Author

Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director 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 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 and teaches Zen mindfulness and contemplative practices via workshops and retreats for health care providers.

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Great book, well written and extremely informative.
Jen
DBT is a great way to teach anyone skills to help gain control over intense emotions and gain interpersonal skills!
Maggie Quillen
The skills manual is great, provided you receive appropriate training in DBT.
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303 of 314 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
In tweleve-step groups they usually say something like "take what you need and leave the rest." I would suggest that non-borderline clients and the practitioners who help them follow that advice with this book. There is no need to erase us from the title of this book so that non-BPDs will feel less shame buying or using it. And there is no need to judge the exercises and handouts as overly simplistic. They are what they are. They were designed to help us (borderlines).

If you are not borderline, and do not have experience working with borderlines, you really don't know what we need. Marsha Linehan does. I'm not claiming that every example or every exercise in the book works for every borderline, but M.L. does not claim that either!

Many borderlines (including myself) were traumatized in early childhood and failed to learn basic skills at that age. Therefore, exercises that to the non-BPD sufferer seem designed for children, were actually designed for people who never had the chance to experience a normal childhood and learn the social skills that others learned as children.

I do agree with the reviewers who say that much of DBT is helpful for people with other diagnoses, and even people who are not mentall ill, but this manual is for US, and does not need to be changed. Those who are not a part of the target audience should use what they can, and leave the rest - without judgement.

Those practitioners who see the applicability of DBT to non-borderline patients should take the time to figure out what works and write new books with new therapies, based on DBT. That is what Marsha Linehan did. She took CBT as a framework and developed DBT for a specific population - people who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder.
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133 of 136 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 2002
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I'm a psychology intern and we use this manual for multiple disorders, not just BPD. The skills, as others have suggested are essential to living a healthy, happy life, regardless of one's 'problems.' While most modern day psychotherapeutic techniques preach change, Linehan's work centers on centering. Acceptance balanced with change. Emotion balanced with logic. It's a wonderful new perspective on treating psychological disorders. And as an added bonus, in the age of managed care, it's one of the few treatments rooted in a humanistic understanding that will be readily reimbursed by HMO's. As both a therapist and a consumer of psychological literature, this work stands as one of the most helpful available. Well worth the money. And you can make copies of the handouts WITHOUT worrying about copyright infringement because the author has graciously given permission to do so. Linehan is really an asset to the psychological community.
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113 of 119 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 27, 1999
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I suffer from borderline personality disorder, and the content of this book has been a great help when dealing with my emotional disability. I love this book because it focuses on "treating" the disorder, whereas other books' focuses are often the cause of the disorder or pathology of it. The positive attitude of facing the real issues of those who suffer from borderline personality disorder is encouraging. I can see the author's deep understanding of the disorder, and I appreciate her efforts to explain what the probrems really are and how to deal with them.
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 28, 2003
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After over thirty years of intense therapy for serious childhood abuse after-effects, this book and DBT in particular, has truly made my life worth living.
I am a textbook case of abuse survivors, with all the symptoms and a borderline diagnosis too. Treatment of my condition (severe depression,anxiety,PTSD and major distrust of people)has become possible. I didn't think it would ever happen..but this book and therapy together has actually made it possible for me to cope much better, actually feel happy at times, and "unfreeze" me (I stayed home a lot and didn't want to go out, before, due to fear), now I go out and see myself growing every day..
I also go to a therapy group that helps teach this book in more detail (DBT skills), if there's one in your area and you have severe problems with depression/anger/fear it is worth your while to check it out because very little has worked on me..until now. Thank you, Marsha Linehan!
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 19, 2000
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This is new for me to write a reveiw. I first obtained this book in 1997. I received two long term therapy sessions and one short term. These skills were a magor factor of me getting thru some horribles times for the next 3 years. This book should be listed as a skills manual not only for Borderline but different mental disorders including all types of addiction.I highly recommend this theory to be taught in more areas than now being taught. I have been almost without any symtoms of Borderline and many other symtoms. Thanks to this manual. Marsha Lineham needs to be honored. Thanks for all the help.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Patricia A. Curry on October 28, 2005
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I have Borderline Personality Disorder. This is the handbook I have ordered and used 3 times. I keep reordering it because the steps in the handbook work in conjunction with a trained therapist, it took a long time, more than the 20 recommended sessions, which is why I had to reorder, because mine fall apart after so much usages. I recommend this book to anyone in active therapy. Will I order it again, yes, if i go into remission. The treatment is highly effective if, like me,you do your homework.
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