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by Alec L. Miller, PsyD, Jill H. Rathus, PhD, & Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP
by Alec L. Miller, PsyD, Jill H. Rathus, PhD, & Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP

Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents

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  • 2017  346pp 7" x 10" paperback edition   ISBN: 9781462532056 
  • Published by The Guilford Press

    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.

Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 - Suicidal Behaviors in Adolescents: Who Is Most at Risk?
CHAPTER 2 - What Do We Know about Effective Treatments for Suicidal Adolescents?
CHAPTER 3 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Treatment Stages, Primary Targets, and Strategies
CHAPTER 4 - DBT Program Structure: Functions and Modes
CHAPTER 5 - Dialectical Dilemmas for Adolescents: Addressing Secondary Treatment Targets
CHAPTER 6 - Assessing Adolescents: Suicide Risk, Diagnosis, and Treatment Feasibility
CHAPTER 7 - Orienting Adolescents and Families to Treatment and Obtaining Commitment
CHAPTER 8 - Individual Therapy with Adolescents
CHAPTER 9 - Including Families in Treatment
CHAPTER 10 - Skills Training with Adolescent
CHAPTER 11 - Assessing Progress, Runnning a Graduate Group, and Terminating Treatment
CHAPTER 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

References
Index

CE Program
A supplemental 23-credit, 155 question continuing education program is available for this book.  To order the complete program (this book and CE test module, or test module alone if you already have access to this book), go to: Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents - CE Program (23 Credits)

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About the Authors
Alec L. Miller, PsyD, is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants, White Plains and New York, New York, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Dr. Miller served for over 20 years as Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Director of the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, and Associate Director of Psychology Training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is a scientific advisor to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and the National Educational Alliance of Borderline Personality Disorder, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and past Chair of the International Society for the Improvement and Training of DBT. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books on topics including DBT, adolescent suicide, childhood maltreatment, and borderline personality disorder. He is the coauthor of DBT® Skills in SchoolsDBT® Skills Manual for Adolescents, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents. He has conducted over 400 lectures and workshops around the world, training thousands of mental health professionals in DBT.

Jill H. Rathus, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Long Island University Post, where she directs the DBT scientist-practitioner training program within the clinical psychology doctoral program. She is also Co-Director and Co-Founder of Cognitive Behavioral Associates, a group private practice in Great Neck, New York, specializing in DBT and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Her clinical and research interests include DBT, CBT, adolescent suicidality, intimate partner violence, anxiety disorders, and assessment. Dr. Rathus has developed and conducted programs in DBT for adolescents and adults as well as males referred for intimate partner violence, and has received foundation and university funding to study, adapt, and develop assessment tools for DBT. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on DBT, adolescent suicide, couple therapy, intimate partner violence, personality disorders, assessment, and anxiety disorders. She is the coauthor of books including DBT® Skills in SchoolsDBT® Skills Manual for Adolescents, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents.

Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), is Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington. Her primary research interest is in the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for populations with high suicide risk and multiple, severe mental disorders. Dr. Linehan's contributions to suicide research and clinical psychology research have been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology and the 2016 Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She is also a recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science. In her honor, the American Association of Suicidology created the Marsha Linehan Award for Outstanding Research in the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior. She is a Zen master and teaches mindfulness and contemplative practices via workshops and retreats for health care providers.



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