Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in Clinical Practice


Leading contributors, including Linehan herself, describe how to implement this evidence-based treatment with adults, adolescents, couples and families, and forensic clients. Issues in establishing and maintaining an effective DBT program are also addressed. Special features include over a dozen reproducible worksheets and forms.



First developed to treat suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has since been adapted to a range of settings and populations. This practical book–edited by close collaborators of DBT originator Marsha M. Linehan–presents applications for:

  • depression,
  • substance dependence,
  • eating disorders,
  • psychosis,
  • suicidal and assaultive behaviors,
  • and other complex problems.