Phone Coaching in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Alexander L Chapman

  • Phone Coaching in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

214 pages
ISBN: 9781462537358

This is the first comprehensive guide to phone coaching in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) - an integral part of treatment that many clinicians find challenging.

  • What are the principles and goals of phone coaching?
  • What limits should be set?
  • How can a therapist manage suicide risk during a brief call?

DBT expert Alexander Chapman addresses these and other critical practical questions in this accessible book. He provides guidelines for coaching core DBT distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills; coaching do's and don'ts, and tips for structuring each call's beginning, middle, and end. Featuring many concrete examples, strategies, and model dialogues, the book includes a key chapter on suicide crisis calls.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. Setting the Stage for Effective Phone Coaching
  3. Orientation to Phone Coaching
  4. Navigating and Structuring Phone Coaching Calls
  5. Core DBT Skills Coaching Principles and Strategies
  6. Coaching in Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance
  7. Navigating Suicide Crisis Calls
  8. Principles and Strategies to Address Challenges and Observe Limits
  9. Skill Generalization and the Development of Self-Coaching Skills