Our Favorite CBT Resources
January 23, 2017
January 26, 2017

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Toolbox

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.


This website is our favorite go-to as a resource for clients, families, and my own professional education for all matters related to Borderline Personality Disorder. There are some excellent videos for those who are auditory and visual learners.
The DBT Behavior Chain Analysis Worksheet (By Seth Axelrod)
Behavior chain analysis is a key intervention utilized in DBT both during sessions and for homework. This sheet’s is great because it places both the behavior analysis and the solution analysis on the same page in a concise and clear format. This allows the client to analyze the links that led to a specific problem behavior and immediately flow to identifying solutions in order to decrease the likelihood it will occur in the future.

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