Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed by Marsha Linehan in the 1980s to assist clients that had been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder with managing chronic suicidal thoughts. This treatment, however, has become an evidence based practice that can be effective with many types of mental illness. DBT assists those whose emotions are highly volatile, those who experience intense interpersonal conflict, and those who have difficulty managing the crises in their lives. A unique and highly beneficial component of DBT is the integration of mindfulness techniques. The treatment was originally intended to be presented in a group format (I have led a DBT group for more than 3 years), however can easily be adapted to fit an individual's needs. The treatment is quite structured and includes weekly handouts as well as the completion of a weekly diary card to track skill development and implementation.
The therapy in a nutshell:
Handouts and worksheets: