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Self-Directed DBT Skills

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This workbook is easy to follow and explains DBT in an understandable way.
Worksheets are provided to do weekly, taking about 15-20 minutes per week. The book was informative, easy to use and provided in a way that is achievable to use on a regular basis.

I enjoyed this approach to DBT and learned much along the way.

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I really enjoyed reading this skills and getting some new knowledge. I have been able to take some and recommend them to clients.

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I have really enjoyed working my way through this book. The activities are interesting and there's a range so if you don't gravitate towards one, you're likely to find another that works for you. I find the tone with which they speak to the reader incredibly supportive, informative and calming. I feel like this is a wonderful way to layer your knowledge if you already have experience with DBT and I also think it's a great text for beginners. Very well done!

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy, aka, DBT is a type of therapy that can assist individuals that struggle with handling emotions. It has a strong relationship to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with an increased emphasis on regulation of emotions. This book attempts to break down DBT into manageable pieces to allow an individual to learn the major tenets of this approach: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This book is meant to be used over the course of 3 months, in order to fully learn the presented skills. There are 12 chapters in this book, with the intention that 1 chapter is to be read each week. At the end of each chapter, there is “homework” exercises that allow you to practice the newly presented skill. If you really want to learn DBT skills, this book will assist you. Using a self-help book is like a relationship with a friend or spouse, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. This book is easy to follow, with examples, worksheets, homework, and practice activities. As explained by the authors, a DBT companion notebook is a good idea so that you can put the presented skills into action and do the examples and activities. I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with their thoughts and emotions. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance review copy in exchange for my honest review.

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A great book and helpful for how to work through things with skills from DBT. Incredibly helpful resource.

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I'm on my second read of this workbook and find it incredibly informational and easy to read. With so many tips to apply to oneself or in a coaching or counseling business. I will be recommending this book. DBT is a helpful skill to have. Teaching people how to implement these skills on a daily basis It is important and effective for several reasons. Anxiety, distress mindfulness, emotional regulation and so much more.

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This is a good primer for learning DBT skills but be warned it is more of a workbook than a narrative book (which it does say) and so therefore can be a tad dry. But if you want to learn DBT and have time to do the exercises, definitely check it out.

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As someone in the behavioral health field I loved this workbook! I would definitely recommend it to my older clients

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I really like DBT as an approach so I was really glad to have had the opportunity to read this book. This is an up to date and approachable workbook that would be helpful for people working with or without a therapist. I am grateful to have had the chance to read this book.

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I was really wanting to learn more about DBT and practice it on my own. This book does an excellent job of explaining the why's and how's behind the therapy. It gave me the tools needed to work at my own pace.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches a set of practical skills in four modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT can help assist with a wide range of mental health issues as well as helping you deal better with day to day stressors and building healthy relationships. Dialectical behavior therapy is an integration of acceptance and change. One of the main goals of DBT is building a life worth living. “At its core, DBT is a therapy for dealing with emotions” (11).

Self-Directed DBT Skills provides a good base of DBT skills. Over three months, doing one chapter a week, with homework, you are given a good working knowledge of many important skills. I am currently taking a DBT course, so this book is a great companion.

DBT is something that requires a certain level of commitment, but this is a good way of dipping your toe into the water.

If you want to learn the basics of DBT and go at your own pace, kind of create your own program, this is a perfect tool.

Thanks to NetGalley, Zeitgeist, Kiki Fehling, and Elliot Weiner for the opportunity to read and review this ARC.

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