Dr. Judi Sprei and Associates - DBTMaryland - MD and Metro D.C. Area Therapists Specializing in DBT & Trauma
Dialectical Behavior Therapy- A non-comprehensive list of resources we sometimes recommend to our clients and their families.
Blauner, S. (2002). How I Stayed Alive My Brain Trying to Kill Me. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. Several people who were suicidal told me 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 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 CD 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 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.)
 Manning, Shari, Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Naparstek, B. (2004). Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal. New York: Bantam Dell.
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.

There are several APPS that allow you to read and record skills. One has a picture of a brain. Another is DBT Diary Card.

For Mindfulness-  many of our clients use Insight Timer or Calm.   

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