Do you struggle with anger? Is it hurting your relationships and holding you back from living the life you want? This book offers powerful, proven-effective dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills to help you understand and manage anger before it gets the better of you.
Anger is a natural human emotion, and everyone feels it at some point in their lives. But if you suffer from chronic anger, it can throw your life out of balance and wreak havoc on relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and work colleagues. So, how can you get your anger under control before it causes real consequences?
Written by two world-renowned researchers in the field of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT),The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Angeroffers evidence-based skills designed to help you understand, accept, and regulate chronic anger and other intense emotions. DBT is a powerful and proven-effective treatment for regulating intense emotions such as anger. With its dialectical focus on acceptance and change, its roots in basic behavioral and emotion science, and its practical, easy-to-use skills, DBT provides a unique and effective approach for understanding and managing anger.
If you're ready to move past your anger once and for all?and start living a better life?this book will show you how.
Alexander L. Chapman, PhD, RPsych, is a psychologist and associate professor in the department of psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as the president of the DBT Centre of Vancouver. Chapman directs the Personality and Emotion Research Lab, where he studies the role of emotion regulation in borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm, impulsivity, and other behavioral problems. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Chapman received the Young Investigator’s Award ofthe National Education Alliance for BPD (2007), the Canadian Psychological Association’s (CPA) Early Career Scientist Practitioner Award, and a Career Investigator Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. He has coauthored six books?three of which received the 2012 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Seal of
Merit Award. He currently serves as principal investigator on large grants focused from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Kim L. Gratz, PhD, is a professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she serves as director of personality disorders research and director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) clinic. In 2005, Gratz received the Young Investigator’s Award of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD). She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on borderline personality disorder(BPD), deliberate self-harm, and emotion regulation (among other topics), and is coauthor of four books on BPD, self-harm, and DBT (includingThe Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide, Borderline Personality Disorder, Freedom From Self-harm,andThe Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety,New Harbinger Publications). Gratz currently serves as principal investigator or co-investigator on several large federal grants, including multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health.