The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance
By: Matthew McKay, Jeffrey Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley
You may have heard of CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but make no mistake, this book is about another three letter acronym- the DBT’s – Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I love DBT.
Because it’s useful, practical and really, really good. It’s also backed up by science!
It’s an easy and great way of learning the 4 core skill groups (Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance) that will create impactful change over time. Dialectical, by definition, means to have two opposing thoughts, emotions or forces occurring at the same time. This happens to ALL of us: “I can’t make rent. I want to ask my boss for a raise, and though I’ve been working hard, business is slow and money is tight.” These could all be true, but what do you do to take care of yourself and put yourself first? DBT helps integrate the opposing forces and confusing dilemmas in order to accept things as they are, and still be able to make choices to help you change and LIVE your life.