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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has become a useful treatment for a range of clinical problems and is no longer limited to the treatment of suicidal behaviors or borderline personality disorder. The Handbook of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theory, Research, and Evaluation reviews the evidence-based literature on use of DBT in a wide range of populations and settings. The book begins with the foundations of DBT: its history, development, core principles, mechanisms of change, and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. It also reviews the efficacy of DBT for treatment of suicidal behavior, eating disorders, and substance abuse disorders, as well as its use for children, adolescents, and families. A section on clinical settings reviews implementation in schools, college counseling centers, and hospitals.
- Provides an overview of DBT including its development, core principles, and training
- Discusses the importance of the therapeutic relationship and alliance in DBT
- Outlines DBT treatment for suicidal behavior, eating disorders, and substance use disorders
- Includes DBT as treatment for adolescents and children
- Covers DBT implementation in schools, counseling centers, and hospitals
Mental health clinicians in psychology, psychiatry, and social work; mental health nurses and counsellors; secondary audience of academic researchers and graduate students
1. History and Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Erin F. Ward-Ciesielski, Anne R. Limowski and Jacqueline K. Krychiw
2. The Therapeutic Alliance and Therapeutic Relationship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Jamie D. Bedics and Holly McKinley
3. Mechanisms of Change in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Alexander L. Chapman and Lynnaea Owens
4. Accreditation, Adherence, and Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Data Review and Practical Applications
Erin M. Miga, Elizabeth R. Lotempio, Jared D. Michonski and Dorian A. Hunter
II. CLINICAL POPULATIONS
5. Efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior
Christopher R. DeCou and Adam Carmel
6. Eating Disorders
Autumn Askew, Erin Gallagher, Jesse Dzombak and Ann E. Haynos
7. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Individuals with Substance Use Problems: Theoretical Adaptations and Empirical Evidence
Nicholas L. Salsman
8. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents: A Review of the Research
Jill H. Rathus, Michele S. Berk, Alec L. Miller and Rebekah Halpert
9. Clinical Illustration of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Preadolescent Children: Addressing Primary Targets
III. SPECIFIC SETTINGS AND POPULATIONS
10. Research of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Schools
Alec L. Miller, Nora Gerardi, James J. Mazza and Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza
11. Dialectical Behavior Therapy in College Counseling Centers
Carla D. Chugani, Kristin P. Wyatt and Rachael K. Richter
12. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Research and Program Evaluation in the Department of Veterans Affairs
Sara J. Landes, Suzanne E. Decker, Sacha A. McBain, Marianne Goodman, Brandy N. Smith, Sarah R. Sullivan, Angela Page Spears and Laura L. Meyers
13. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Stepped Care for Hospitals
Kalina N. Babeva, Olivia Fitzpatrick and Joan R. Asarnow
14. DBT-ACES in a Multicultural Community Mental Health Setting: Implications for Clinical Practice
Lisa S. Bolden, Lizbeth Gaona, Lynn McFarr and Kate Comtois
15. A Review of the Empirical Evidence for DBT Skills Training as a Stand-Alone Intervention
Sarah E. Valentine, Ashley M. Smith and Kaylee Stewart
IV. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
16. Recommendations and Future Directions for the Scientific Study of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Emphasizing Replication and Reproducibility
Jamie D. Bedics
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- © Academic Press 2020
- 16th May 2020
- Academic Press
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Jamie Bedics’ research has focused on understanding how people change during the course of therapy and how patients’ relationship with their therapist affects the outcome of treatment. He has worked with the developer of DBT, Dr. Marsha Linehan, and studied the role of the therapeutic relationship and self-concept change during DBT and the treatment of suicidal behaviour. He is currently the director of the DBT training program in the doctoral program of clinical psychology at California Lutheran University and is the director of the DBT Services at CLU Community Counseling Center. In addition to his duties at CLU, Dr. Bedics is a Clinical Instructor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. In this position he has worked as a DBT Research Therapist on a large, multi-site (UCLA and University of Washington), randomized-controlled trial of DBT for suicidal and self-harming adolescents. He is also a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, American Association of Suicidology, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research. He is currently serving as Associate Editor fo the journal Psychotherapy published by the American Psychological Association.
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
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