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Regulate intense emotions, change problematic behaviors, and build fulfilling relationships with this self-directed DBT skills program.
Created by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based approach for managing difficult emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. In this practical guide and workbook, you will develop skills in four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. While traditional DBT programs take 6 to 12 months to complete and require weekly individual therapy, weekly group skills training, and regular phone coaching, Self-Directed DBT Skills distills the DBT skills into a 3-month program that anyone can access and implement on their own. Using this roadmap filled with actionable exercises, you’ll build a strong foundation for emotional well-being and create lasting change.
Beginner-friendly DBT fundamentals that prepare you to move through a 3-month program so you can learn DBT skills without a DBT therapist
3-month timeline with progressive skill-building to add new skills to your DBT toolbox with weekly chapters that take 15 to 30 minutes to read
Step-by-step exercises by DBT-Linehan-board-certified psychologists who have helped hundreds of clients build meaningful lives through DBT
Downloadable worksheets and bonus materials like a DBT Skills Cheat Sheet to reinforce skills and help you apply them to your daily life
About the Author
Kiki Fehling, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™. Kiki specializes in borderline personality disorder, self-harming behaviors, and trauma, with particular expertise working with LGBTQ+ people. Kiki is passionate about helping people build meaningful lives through DBT. After witnessing the power of DBT skills in her own life and the lives of her clients, she is thrilled to share those skills through this book. You can follow them on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter @dbtkiki.
Elliot Weiner, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and the co-founder of New York Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (NYCBT) in New York City. He has expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and specializes in working with people with posttraumatic stress disorder as well as other difficulties related to trauma. Elliot is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and is Board Certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. In his work as a clinical psychologist, Elliot is passionate about helping people learn practical strategies to decrease suffering and build more fulfilling, satisfying lives.