From Suffering to Freedom: Practicing Reality Acceptance

From Suffering to Freedom: Practicing Reality Acceptance

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Overview

Pioneering clinician and researcher Marsha M. Linehan brings her therapeutic wisdom and down-to-earth style directly to clients in these five outstanding skills training videos. Anyone who has attended Linehan's professional workshops can attest to her masterful instructional approach and empathic presence. Now clients can experience Linehan's teaching first-hand with these easy-to-follow programs enhanced by engaging audiovisual effects. Demonstrated are simple yet powerful techniques for emotion regulation as clients are guided to develop new patterns of behavior and practice them in everyday life. Grounded in the concepts and procedures presented in Linehan's bestselling books, the videos are designed for use on their own or in conjunction with the Skills Training Manual. They are also ideal viewing for clinicians and students seeking to develop their skills training expertise.

Why do some people seem to be strengthened by pain, while others are literally destroyed by suffering? This program teaches how to alleviate suffering by accepting the world as it is. Revealed are the three skills that have enabled ordinary people to cope with extraordinary problems, disappointments, and seemingly unconquerable personal trauma. Examples drawn from years of clinical experience and research are used to demonstrate proven techniques for dealing with circumstances that "shouldn't be," but are.

See also Linehan's related videos--Crisis Survival Skills: Part One, Crisis Survival Skills: Part Two, This One Moment, and Opposite Action--plus DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, and DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, which provide detailed guidance and reproducible materials for conducting DBT skills training.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933464022
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 08/05/2005
Series: From Chaos to Freedom Series
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 664,127
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Director Emeritus 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 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology and the 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.

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Therapy clients; psychotherapy practitioners and students.

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