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Author Topic: DBT with Suicidal Adolescents - Alec L. Miller, PsyD  (Read 6715 times)
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« on: May 03, 2008, 11:55:38 PM »

Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents

Alec L. Miller, PsyD

Book Description

This book applies the principles of dialectical behavior therapy to suicidal adolescents. It is a pragmatic approach to a high-risk population and the appendixes are full of exercises, handouts, and lecture points.

Purpose:According to the authors, "this book focuses on treating those suicidal adolescents who exhibit multiple problem behaviors.

he 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 completely new DBT skills training module for adolescents and their families.

About the Author

Alec L. Miller, PsyD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Director of the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, and Associate Director of the Psychology Internship Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Dr. Miller has published widely on topics including DBT, adolescent suicide, childhood maltreatment, and borderline personality disorder, and has trained thousands of mental health professionals in DBT. He is Associate Editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

Jill H. Rathus, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology, Founder and Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, and Director of the Specialty Concentration in Family Violence in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus. She has developed and conducted programs in DBT for adolescents and adults as well as males referred for intimate partner violence, and has studied, adapted, and developed assessment tools for DBT. Dr. Rathus has published widely on DBT, adolescent suicide, couple therapy, intimate partner violence, personality disorders, assessment, and anxiety disorders.

Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics there. She is founder of the Marie Institute of Behavioral Technology and the company Behavioral Tech, LLC. The recipient of numerous awards for her distinguished clinical and research contributions, Dr. Linehan has served aspresident (2007) of the Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association.

# Hardcover: 346 pages

# Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (November 16, 2006)

# Language: English

# ISBN-10: 1593853831

# ISBN-13: 978-1593853839

~$32 US


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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 12:03:16 PM »

Alec Miller runs the practice to which my daughter goes to pre-DBT, emotional skills therapy. He's a nice guy.
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