DBT, which was originally developed by Marsha Linehan in 1987 to treat BPD, continues to gain momentum. As a widely-used technique, it has been found successful in treating all kinds of mental health disorders and symptoms including mood disorders, substance abuse, and suicidality.
We are pleased to announce that Matis Miller was recently awarded certification from the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This certification demonstrates one’s ability to deliver DBT programmatically with fidelity to the model as it has been researched.
My Favorite DBT Diary Card (From Behavioral Research and Training Clinic, University of Washington)
We rate this card our favorite because it clearly breaks DBT skills down by modules, spells out skill acronyms, and leaves space for clients to track specific targeted behaviors based on their treatment plan. Whether or not a client is participating in DBT skills training group, this is an effective tool for keeping track of their progress in learning, using, and integrating the skills for emotion regulation.
Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy A Practical Guide
There are many books a therapist can read; some focused on theory while others on actual practice. This easy read by Kelly Koerner is a marvelous combination of both. The book is replete with case examples and actual excerpts of client sessions.