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Some causes of emotional distress frankly have no simple remedy--or can't be changed at all. But all of us have short-term crises of one kind or another. What we do about them and how we do it can have a profound effect on our ability to get through them. This program teaches clients seven ways to distract themselves from painful events and emotions and offers invaluable tips for comforting themselves in times of stress. See also Linehan's related videos--Crisis Survival Skills: Part Two, From Suffering to Freedom, This One Moment, and Opposite Action--plus DBT(R) Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, and DBT(R) Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, which provide detailed guidance and reproducible materials for conducting DBT skills training.
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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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"[Linehan is] one of the world's leading experts on BPD."--"Time Magazine" "FABULOUS! The tapes can be very helpful to individuals new to dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as those who are more familiar with DBT skills. The video series is beneficial to both clinicians and clients. I have been teaching DBT skills for over 8 years and to have the opportunity to watch Dr. Linehan teach the skills will assist me in teaching the skills more effectively. The video series has also provided me with new ideas for various teaching points. The videos are very clear and concise in the teaching style as well as humorous!"--Gwen Anney-Cunningham, CSW "Dr. Linehan has once again done a masterful job of explaining the concepts in a very understandable manner. I have been teaching this material for 9 years, and by watching these videos, was still able to pick up a number of pointers about teaching it more effectively. I have loaned the videos to clients, and they found them helpful not only for themselves, but they also shared them with other DBT clients and groups. This video series is a great addition to my tool kit to use with my clients (and peers!)."--Beverly Long, DBT Training Coordinator

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