Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness- A non-comprehensive list of suggested readings including CDs, videos, and various other resources.
Compiled by Dr. Judi Sprei 2009
Blauner, S. (2002). How I Stayed Alive when My Brain was Trying to Kill Me. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. Several people who were suicidal told me they found this book to be very helpful.
Brach, T. (2004). Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of the Buddha. Bantam Books.
Ellis, T. & Newman, C. (1996). Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy. CA: New Harbinger Publishing.
Fruzzetti, A. (2006). The High-Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation. CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Johnson, S. & Blanchard, K. (1998). Who Moved My Cheese? Penguin Group. Comes in book, CD and movie. Nice to listen to rather than read.
Kabat- Zinn, J. Meditation Series. Can be ordered at wwwmindfulnesscds.com.
Guided Mindfulness Meditation (4 practice CDs) Series 1(Body Scan Meditation, Mindful Yoga 1, Sitting Meditation, Mindful Yoga 2.)
Guided Mindfulness Meditation (4 practice CDs) series 2 (Sitting Meditations, Lying Down Meditations, Mountain Meditation/Lake Meditation, Silence with Bells)
Linehan, M. (1993). Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: The Guildford Press. (Most of the handouts can be found on line or will be given to you when you go to skills training so this book is more for DBT therapists leading skills groups than for participants.)
Marra, T. (2004) Depressed & Anxious: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression & Anxiety. CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Mason, P. & Kreger, R. (1998). Stop Walking on Eggshells: Coping When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.
McKay, M., Wood, J. & Brantley, J. (2007). The DBT Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance. CA: New Harbinger.
Moonshine, C. (2008). Acquiring Competency and Achieving Proficiency with DBT Volume II: The Worksheets. Wisconsin: PESI.
Naparstek, B. (2004). Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal. New York: Bantam Dell.
Phelps, S. & Austin, N. (1975). The Assertive Woman. CA: Impact Publishing. This or other AT books help people who need more than the DBT interpersonal effectiveness skills..
Roth, K. & Friedman, F. (2003). Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem. CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Safer, D., Telchm, C. & Chen, E. (2009). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating and Bulimia. New York: Guilford Press.
Spradlin, S. (2003). Don’t Let Your Emotions Run your life: How DBT can put You in Control. CA: New Harbinger Publications
Strosahl, K. & Robinson, P. (2008). The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move through Depression & Create a Life Worth Living. CA: New Harbinger Publications, CA. (Includes CD with guided imagery and mindfulness exercises.)
Williams, M., Teasdale, J., Segal, Z., & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007). The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. New York: Guilford Press. (Book and CD with Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness meditations.)
I often suggest this book and CD for anyone who is depressed. I like the CD for meditation.
Biofeedback game. Comes with finger probes and uses biofeedback to teach yoga breathing and relaxation.
www.dbtselfhelp.com - Explanations fo all the skills. A very useful site for informationoon DBT.
www.getselfhelp.co.uk - Has pages and pages of information on many different topics and perspectives. I particularly like the pages on Treating Traumatic Memories, Therapy Metaphors and all the reminders to STOPP (Stop & step back, Take a breath, Observe, Pull back: put in some perspective, Practice what works. )
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