Author(s): CHAPMAN ALEXANDER
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 Anger offers 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.
In "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anger," authors Chapman and Gratz present a nuanced view of anger, pointing out the benefits as well as the pitfalls of this complex and vexing emotion. The authors provide a thorough education on anger, beginning with a useful description of the many diagnoses and clinical presentations that anger often accompanies. They then walk readers through the components of anger, vulnerability factors for anger, keys to recognizing anger, and consequences of anger. They include strategies for increasing commitment to changing it, describe a range of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills for reducing it, provide methods to express it appropriately, offer ways of changing thinking that fuels it, and, importantly, suggest ways to repair relationships after inevitable anger slipups occur. The book includes relevant case vignettes and numerous easy-to-use worksheets that help readers engage with and apply the material. Chapman and Gratz have produced a work in easy-to-understand, clear language that makes behavior therapy principles and DBT skills for the emotion of anger readily accessible to readers. I highly recommend their insightful and helpful book! Jill Rathus, PhD, professor of psychology at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, and codirector of Cognitive Behavioral Associates in Great Neck, NY"
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 of the 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 ofMerit 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 (including The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide, Borderline Personality Disorder, Freedom From Self-harm, and The 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.