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Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents
- Filling a tremendous need, this highly practical book adapts the proven techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to treatment of multiproblem adolescents at highest risk for suicidal behavior and self-injury. The authors are master clinicians who take the reader step by step through understanding and assessing severe emotional dysregulation in teens and implementing individual, family, and group-based interventions. Insightful guidance on everything from orientation to termination is enlivened by case illustrations and sample dialogues. Appendices feature 30 mindfulness exercises as well as lecture notes and 12 reproducible handouts for "Walking the Middle Path," a DBT skills training module for adolescents and their families. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print these handouts and several other tools from the book in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. See also Rathus and Miller's DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents, packed with tools for implementing DBT skills training with adolescents with a wide range of problems.
- Foreword, Charles R. Swenson Introduction 1. Suicidal Behaviors in Adolescents: Who Is Most at Risk? 2. What Do We Know about Effective Treatments for Suicidal Adolescents? 3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Treatment Stages, Primary Targets, and Strategies 4. DBT Program Structure: Functions and Modes 5. Dialectical Dilemmas for Adolescents: Addressing Secondary Targets 6. Assessing Adolescents: Suicide Risk, Diagnosis, and Treatment Feasibility 7. Orienting Adolescents and Families to Treatment and Obtaining Commitment 8. Individual Therapy with Adolescents 9. Including Families in Treatment 10. Skills Training with Adolescents 11. Assessing Progress, Running a Graduate Group, and Terminating Treatment 12. Program Issues Appendix A. Mindfulness Exercises for Adolescents Appendix B. Walking the Middle Path Skills: Lecture and Discussion Points Appendix C. Handouts for Walking the Middle Path Skills
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