Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, 101 Mindfulness Exercises and Other Fun Activities for Children and Adolescents: A Learning Supplement

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AuthorHouse, Feb 16, 2009 - Education - 160 pages
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Looking for fun new ways to learn Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) or mindfulness? Would you like to increase your therapy or skills group participation? Or maybe you just want to improve your approach to teaching or learning new coping and social skills that can improve your relationships, emotion regulation, mindfulness, and distress tolerance? If you or someone you know needs that extra boost to get involved in learning new ways to experience healthy emotions and relationships, then this fun workbook can supplement your individual and group DBT skills training experience! This learning supplement has given everyone a new way to look at the DBT skills that have proven helpful for countless individuals struggling with unstable emotions, relationships, and other problematic or stressful behaviors. Learning doesn't have to be hard. In fact, this book shows you how learning new coping skills can be a lot of fun!

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Kimberly Christensen, MA, LPP is currently a therapist and DBT skills trainer for children and adolescents. She earned her Masterís of Arts degree in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in counseling psychology at the University of St. Thomas. She has completed Dr. Linehanís 10-Day Intensive Training Course in DBT and has also received training from the same institution on How to be a Skills Trainer. She resides in Minnesota with her husband and two cats. Her outside interests include hiking, canoeing and golfing.†

Gage Riddoch, PsyD, LP, MSW, CDP, is a clinical psychologist and DBT skills trainer, specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University and his masters degree in social work from Savannah State University. Gage has received DBT skills training from Behavior Tech, LLC on How to be a Skills Trainer. Gage is also a chemical dependency professional in the state of Washington. He is currently a contractor with the United States Department of Defense in Europe. His interests include animals, tennis, and traveling.

Julie Eggers Huber, PsyD, LP is a clinical psychologist practicing in the Brainerd Lakes area. She has completed the Dr. Linehanís 10-Day Intensive Training Course in DBT provided by Behavioral Tech, LLC. For nearly the past decade, she has worked with adolescents struggling with a vast array of psychiatric problems, focusing on the application of DBT interventions, milieu development, and outcome evaluation. She also specializes in the application of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. She resides in the country, enjoying mindful experiences with loons, horses, dogs, and gardening.

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