Online resources

  • Behavioral Tech - Behavioral Tech trains mental health care providers and treatment teams who work with complex and severely disordered populations to use compassionate, scientifically valid treatments and to implement and evaluate these treatments in their practice setting. Behavioral Tech specializes in DBT training for mental health providers, agencies, and large systems in the United States and throughout the world.

  • The Linehan Institute - Founded by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, the mission of The Linehan Institute is to advance leading edge behavioral technologies making compassionate and effective treatments available to all persons with complex and severe mental disorders.

  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

  • National Educational Alliance Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) - The mission of NEABPD is to provide education, raise public awareness and understanding, decrease stigma, promote research and enhance the quality of life of those affected by Borderline Personality Disorder.

  • Treatment and Research Advancements Association for Personality Disorder (TARA) - The Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline personality Disorder is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster education and research in the field of personality disorder, specifically but not exclusively Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

  • Emotions Matter - Emotions Matter, Inc. is a non-profit organization created by a network of families and individuals affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD) who have united around their mission to improve social connection, awareness and health care systems for those with BPD. This is includes providing a helpful guide in how to utilize “single case agreements” with managed health care agencies to access treatment for BPD.

  • Tara Brach - Tara Brach is a psychologist, author, and teacher who’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.

  • Kristin Neff - Kristin Neff is a self-compassion researcher, author, and psychologist who first established self-compassion as a field of study over a decade ago. Dr. Neff gives lectures on self-compassion internationally and conducts workshops for those who want to learn more about developing self-compassion.


Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha M. Linehan, 1993, Guilford Press

Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha M. Linehan, 1993, Guilford Press

DBT Skills Training Manual by Marsha M. Linehan, 2015, Guilford Press

DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets by Marsha M. Linehan, 2015, Guilford Press

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice: Applications across Disorders and Settings by Linda A. Dimeff and Kelly Koerner, 2007, Guilford Press

Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide by Kelly Koerner, 2011, Guilford Press

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship by Shari Y. Manning, 2011, Guilford Press

The High-Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation by Alan E. Fruzzetti, 2006, New Harbinger Publications

Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents by Alec L. Miller, Jill H. Rathus, and Marsha M. Linehan, 2017, Guilford Press

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors by Pat Harvey and Jeanine A. Penzo, 2009, New Harbinger Publications

Don’t Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor, 2006, Ringpress Books

The ABCs of Human Behavior by Jonas Ramnero and Niklas Torneke, 2011, Context Press