Chain Analysis in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2019-03-13
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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Filled with detailed clinical examples, this book expertly breaks down the process of behavioral chain analysis/m-/the critical foundation for assessment and problem solving in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Experienced DBT clinician and trainer Shireen L. Rizvi provides knowledge and skills for conducting chains effectively and overcoming obstacles. She presents guiding principles, questions to ask, strategies for engaging clients and addressing difficult-to-assess problems, and ways to avoid common mistakes. The book describes how to incorporate other essential DBT strategies (such as validation) into chain analysis, as well as how to conduct chains in the context of individual therapy, group skills training, phone coaching, and the consultation team.

Author Biography

Shireen L. Rizvi, PhD, ABPP, is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. At Rutgers, she holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her research interests include improving outcomes, training, and dissemination of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for the treatment of complex and severe problems. Dr. Rizvi is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology and in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is past president of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of DBT and was the Society's Conference Program Chair for 2 years. She has trained hundreds of practitioners from around the world in DBT. Dr. Rizvi is a recipient of the Spotlight on a Mentor Award from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from Rutgers.

Table of Contents

1. The Basics of the Chain Analysis
2. Guidelines for Client Orientation and Collaboration for Chain Analyses
3. Getting to Know the Target Behavior: Assessing a Problem the First Time
4. Keeping the Client Engaged (and You Too!)
5. Incorporating Solutions into Chains
6. When a Behavior Isn’t Changing
7. Chains on Thoughts, Urges, and Missing Behaviors
8. Chain Analyses in Consultation Teams, Skills Training, and Phone Coaching

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