Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

By: Marsha M Linehan

Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

In this companion Skills Training Manual presents session-by-session guidelines for imparting and integrating into the patient's repertoire four key psychosocial skills notably absent in borderlines. A previous version of this manual has been successfully used in psychiatric hospitals, community health centers, and other settings. Together, the two pieces add up to new promise for respectful, sustained, effective work with this growing patient group. 

This hands-on companion presents in session-by-session replicable detail the clinical strategies designed to remediate four specific skills areas arrested in the BPD patient: 'mindfulnesss' (balancing emotion and rationality to achieve wisdom), interpersonal effectiveness, emotion, regulation, and distress tolerance. The manual also features practical pointers on when to use the other treatment strategies described in CBT-BPD. 

Currently employed in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, this user-friendly manual provides everything a clinician needs. It includes 'lecture notes,' discussion questions, exercises, and practical advice on what problems are likely to arise and how best to deal with them.

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