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Debbie Corso is a mental health blogging pioneer, courageously chronicling her journey while lighting a torch to provide hope to a severely emotionally wounded community. She has a BS from New York Institute of Technology in Interdisciplinary Studies in Behavioral Science, English, and Communications, as well as a certificate in Early Childhood Development.
She is in recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. Through hard, consistent work with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), she no longer meets the criteria to be considered "Borderline."
Her work as an Intake Coordinator and Case Manager at a non-profit organization, working closely with children at risk for abuse and neglect, was the catalyst that propelled her to document and share her powerful journey through her blog and hopeful, encouraging books on overcoming the oppressive symptoms of BPD.
She currently co-facilitates online, worldwide psychoeducational DBT skills groups at www.emotionallysensitive.com
She lives in sunny Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area.
on April 23, 2015 :
Debbie has done it again! She has done an amazing job of gathering together in one place several DBT skills and made them into an impressive challenge. If you follow this 31-day challenge, it will change your life. Thanks for doing such a wonderful job with this book. I highly recommend it to anyone suffering from BPD, or in recovery and wanting to continue to practice the skills.
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)
on Jan. 28, 2013 :
Working through this DBT Challenge book, has helped me see new things and work through things. Thank you so much Debbie for writing it and for all that you do =)
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Jan. 25, 2013 :
Reading Debbie Corso's DBT Challenge book and practicing the skills, day by day, has done more for me than nearly any other step I've taken on my journey to recover from borderline personality disorder. Each day's skill builds on the others, and the result has been a much greater integration and understanding of the skills and concepts of dialectical behavior therapy.
More than anything, what sets this book apart from others on the topic, is that Debbie focuses on the practical application and reflection of the personal experience of these skills. Not just an intellectual understanding. Stop Sabotaging is also very helpful in terms of developing a more fluid, integration and experience of the four DBT modules and how they can work in harmony with each other.
This book is a must-read for anyone looking to incorporate DBT skills into their daily lives. It is a wonderful resource for both those just starting out, to those who have been in groups and programs for years. It is easily digestible and accessible, while being incredibly effective if one perseveres throughout the course of the challenge. This makes a perfect gift.
Has this challenge changed my life? Time will tell, but I can definitely say that I am a more skillful person and have greater faith in the possibility of healing and recovery than I was before starting this challenge.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
on Dec. 31, 2012 :
I am so glad that Debbie wrote this book. I was having problems applying the DBT concepts in my life. Doing these exercises every day helps by keeping my mind working on just one exercise a day. One mindfulness!
I think I have even talked my DBT group leader into using the challenge to get others to understand and work DBT into their lives.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
on Dec. 23, 2012 :
DBT you can carry with you in your handbag. You don't need to have started DBT, it's all fully explained how to do it and how it can help. Personally I think it's the best DBT self help book I've come across. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to help themselves but doesn't know how or where to start.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Dec. 05, 2012 :
This book is one of the best DBT/BPD books out there. It clearly outlines 31 DBT skills with easy to understand, humorous and interesting examples. Debbie Corso is well-known in the BPD community and this book engages the reader from the first sentence. If you are new to DBT or just looking for a refresher course this books is for you!
I believe in Debbie's work so much, I gave 10 away this week, as a DBT Counselor I see this book as being invaluable to those struggling with black and white thinking.
Wonderful read- buy this book!!!
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)