Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features (CBT by Heidi L. Heard,Michaela A. Swales

By Heidi L. Heard,Michaela A. Swales

Dialectical Behaviour remedy (DBT) is a psychotherapeutic process designed fairly to regard the issues of chronically suicidal people with borderline character affliction (BPD). The treatment articulates a sequence of ideas that successfully consultant clinicians in responding to suicidal and different behaviours that problem them while treating this inhabitants.


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy highlights 30 designated gains of the therapy and makes use of huge medical examples to illustrate how the idea interprets into perform. In part I: The specified Theoretical good points of DBT, the authors introduce us to the 3 foundations on which the therapy rests – behaviourism, Zen and dialectics – and the way those combine. In part II: The exact sensible gains of DBT, Swales and Heard describe either how the treatment applies those ideas to the remedy of consumers with borderline character disease and elucidate the particular conceptual twists within the software of cognitive and behavioural approaches in the therapy.


This booklet offers a transparent and based evaluation of a posh therapy. it truly is written for either training clinicians and scholars wishing to profit extra approximately DBT and the way it differs from the opposite cognitive behaviour therapies.

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