Books by Dr. Alex Chapman
Chapman, A.L., Gratz, K.L., & Tull, M.T. (2011). The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety: Breaking Free from Worry, Panic, PTSD, and Other Anxiety Symptoms. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) offers a set of skills for managing emotional distress that are useful for all people, but can be especially beneficial for anxiety sufferers who are prone to panic attacks, exaggerated worries and fears, and obsessive and compulsive behaviours. Although these skills are not currently taught in many anxiety treatment programs, new research shows that they can dramatically improve anxiety symptoms and related problems that people with anxiety face. The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety presents a DBT-based program for overcoming anxiety that helps readers discover and apply the core DBT skills, practice developing assertiveness, and learn to deal with conflict and anxiety-provoking situations. The book also includes strategies drawn from cognitive behavioural therapy, the traditional therapeutic treatment for anxiety, and shows how the two approaches can be used together to defeat anxious thoughts and impulses and put an end to anxiety-related flashbacks, nightmares, stress, panic attacks, and avoidance.
Chapman, A.L., & Gratz, K.L. (2007). The borderline personality disorder survival guide: Everything you need to know about living with BPD. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Written for consumers, this book provides a compassionate, up-to-date snapshot of borderline personality disorder and answers many questions that sufferers of this disorder may have: What is BPD? How long does it last? How do you find treatment? What types of treatments are out there, and how well do they work? What about medication? How do I deal with emotions, self-harm, or suicidal thoughts? The book is informative, written in a user-friendly manner, and provides a message of hope for those who suffer from BPD.
Gratz, K.L., & Chapman, A.L. (2009). Freedom from self-harm: Overcoming self-injury with skills from DBT and other treatments. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Also written for consumers, Freedom from Self-Harm provides the facts about self-harm, dispels common myths about self-harm, and provides the reader with practical strategies to manage urges, deal with difficult and overwhelming emotions, seek appropriate treatment, and prevent relapse. The strategies and skills in this book come from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and other approaches, and the book contains worksheets and forms that consumers can use right now to get on the path to recovery
Farmer, R.F., & Chapman, A.L. (2007). Behavioral interventions in cognitive behavior therapy: Practical guidance for putting theory into action. APA Books: Washington, D.C.
Written for mental health professionals, Behavioral Interventions in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy is a guide to the theory and practice of behavioural therapy strategies. This is a detailed, step-by-step guide for clinicians who want to put behavioural theory and science into action with their clients. The authors discuss case formulation and treatment planning, core behavioral intervention strategies, and innovative approaches, such as acceptance, mindfulness, and a behavioral approach to cognition.