Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has become a useful treatment for a range of clinical problems and is no longer limited to the treatment of suicidal behaviors or borderline personality disorder. The Handbook of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theory, Research, and Evaluation reviews the evidence-based literature on use of DBT in a wide range of populations and settings. The book begins with the foundations of DBT: its history, development, core principles, mechanisms of change, and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. It also reviews the efficacy of DBT for treatment of suicidal behavior, eating disorders, and substance abuse disorders, as well as its use for children, adolescents, and families. A section on clinical settings reviews implementation in schools, college counseling centers, and hospitals.
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I. OVERVIEW 1. History and Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Erin F. Ward-Ciesielski, Anne R. Limowski and Jacqueline K. Krychiw 2. The Therapeutic Alliance and Therapeutic Relationship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Jamie D. Bedics and Holly McKinley 3. Mechanisms of Change in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Alexander L. Chapman and Lynnaea Owens 4. Accreditation, Adherence, and Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Data Review and Practical Applications Erin M. Miga, Elizabeth R. Lotempio, Jared D. Michonski and Dorian A. Hunter
II. CLINICAL POPULATIONS 5. Efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior Christopher R. DeCou and Adam Carmel 6. Eating Disorders Autumn Askew, Erin Gallagher, Jesse Dzombak and Ann E. Haynos 7. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Individuals with Substance Use Problems: Theoretical Adaptations and Empirical Evidence Nicholas L. Salsman 8. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents: A Review of the Research Jill H. Rathus, Michele S. Berk, Alec L. Miller and Rebekah Halpert 9. Clinical Illustration of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Preadolescent Children: Addressing Primary Targets Francheska Perepletchikova
III. SPECIFIC SETTINGS AND POPULATIONS 10. Research of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Schools Alec L. Miller, Nora Gerardi, James J. Mazza and Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza 11. Dialectical Behavior Therapy in College Counseling Centers Carla D. Chugani, Kristin P. Wyatt and Rachael K. Richter 12. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Research and Program Evaluation in the Department of Veterans Affairs Sara J. Landes, Suzanne E. Decker, Sacha A. McBain, Marianne Goodman, Brandy N. Smith, Sarah R. Sullivan, Angela Page Spears and Laura L. Meyers 13. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Stepped Care for Hospitals Kalina N. Babeva, Olivia Fitzpatrick and Joan R. Asarnow 14. DBT-ACES in a Multicultural Community Mental Health Setting: Implications for Clinical Practice Lisa S. Bolden, Lizbeth Gaona, Lynn McFarr and Kate Comtois 15. A Review of the Empirical Evidence for DBT Skills Training as a Stand-Alone Intervention Sarah E. Valentine, Ashley M. Smith and Kaylee Stewart
IV. FUTURE DIRECTIONS 16. Recommendations and Future Directions for the Scientific Study of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Emphasizing Replication and Reproducibility Jamie D. Bedics
Jamie Bedics' research has focused on understanding how people change during the course of therapy and how patients' relationship with their therapist affects the outcome of treatment. He has worked with the developer of DBT, Dr. Marsha Linehan, and studied the role of the therapeutic relationship and self-concept change during DBT and the treatment of suicidal behaviour. He is currently the director of the DBT training program in the doctoral program of clinical psychology at California Lutheran University and is the director of the DBT Services at CLU Community Counseling Center. In addition to his duties at CLU, Dr. Bedics is a Clinical Instructor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. In this position he has worked as a DBT Research Therapist on a large, multi-site (UCLA and University of Washington), randomized-controlled trial of DBT for suicidal and self-harming adolescents. He is also a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, American Association of Suicidology, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research. He is currently serving as Associate Editor fo the journal Psychotherapy published by the American Psychological Association.