RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS
Find a Therapist
Find a Trained DBT Therapist in the Triangle and other locales in North Carolina
...and the rest of the world. You may also search for people certified in DBT through the DBT Linehan Board of Certification. Go to the DBT-LBC directory.
Family and Children Resources
DBT and Substance Abuse
Preventing Suicide Resources
Suicide Related Supportive Resources for Family and Friends
DBT, ACT, CFT and Family Skills Related Blogs
DBT, ACT, CFT and Family Skills Related Resources on Twitter
DBT-oriented, Relationship-focused Groups in the Triangle
Family Connections (for Families of people with BPD and DBT-based) , NAMI-Wake with Ann and Gerry Akland. Ann can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
DBT Teen/Parent Group by Prue Cuper and Jill Compton at CBT Center of the Triangle in Durham
DBT Adolescent Class by Lorie Ritschel
12-week DBT Family Skills Training and the 12-week DBT Couple Skills are offered by John Mader in Carrboro-Chapel Hill.
DBT-University Students Groups in the Triangle.
Through Thick and Thin, a 9-week course at Duke that teaches research-based behavioral strategies (including from DBT) for emotion regulation, Melissa Miller, Marissa Howard, and Zachary Rosenthal
DBT Skills Training Manual, DBT Skills Training Handouts & Worksheets, and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha Linehan.
Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder, by Shari Manning. Recommended reading for our DBT FST class.
The High Conflict Couple: A DBT Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy and Validation by Alan Fruzzetti, PhD. The text for our DBT Skills for Couples Class.
Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families, edited by John Gunderson and Perry Hoffman. American Psychiatric Publishing.
New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder by Neil Bockian, Valerie Porr and Nora Villagran. Includes a very useful chapter for families by Valerie Porr.
DBT in Clinical Practice: Applications Across Disorders and Settings by Linda A. Dimeff, Kelly Koerner
(See Chapter 8, Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Families, Alan E. Fruzzetti, Daniel A. Santisteban, and Perry D. Hoffman)
The Buddha & the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism & Online Dating by Kiera Van Gelder, MFA Recommended reading for our DBT FST class.
DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents by Jill Rathus and Alec Miller. New York, Guilford Press
Dialectical Behavior Therapy With Suicidal Adolescents by Alec L. Miller, Psy.D., Jill H. Rathus, Ph.D., and Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. New York, Guilford Press
(While a book for clinicians, it is very clearly written and also lends itself to insights about the developmental-systemic process relevant to coping with severe emotion dysregulation.)
DBT® Skills in Schools: Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (DBT STEPS-A) by James J. Mazza, Elizabeth T. Dexter-Mazza, Alec L. Miller, Jill H. Rathus, and Heather E. Murphy
Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder, John Gunderson, MD and Perry Hoffman, PhD, New Harbinger
DBT® Principles in Action: Acceptance, Change, and Dialectics, Charles Swenson, Guilford Press
NPD Basics: A brief overview of identifying, diagnosing, and treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder by Elsa Ronningstam. www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/NPD_Basics_October-2013-.pdf
Raising our Kids Well: Guidelines for Positive Parenting by K.D. Allen, M.D. Shriver, & C. Nadler. In Steven Jay Lynn, William O’Donohue, and Scott Lilienfeld (Eds). Better, Stronger, Wiser: Psychological Science and Well-Being
The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide, by Alex Chapman and Kim Gratz. New Harbinger Press (primarily for patients but also useful for families)
Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change, by Valerie Porr. Oxford University Press.
Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD, by Robert Friedel. Marlowe & Co.