The Bipolar Workbook for Teens

DBT Skills to Help You Control Mood Swings
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781572246966
Item Number: 8453


This book includes exercises and worksheets that will help adolescents in grades 6 through 12 learn skills drawn from a special technique called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

DBT skills can help people with bipolar disorder recognize and respond to emotional triggers, create a crisis plan and find support, get a handle on addictive behavior, and improve their relationships with friends and family.

Working through this book will help teens:
• Recognize and respond to their emotional triggers
• Create a crisis plan and find support
• Get a handle on addictive behavior
• Maintain friendships and get along with their family


The Bipolar Workbook for Teens offers potent support for youth struggling with bipolar disorder, empowering them with knowledge and practical tools for their journey towards self-acceptance and self-knowledge.” – Shirley Eyles, mental health nurse, certified Theraplay therapies in private practice and coauthor of Applications of Family and Group Theraplay

“This is an excellent, easy-to-read workbook for teens suffering from bipolar disorder. Teens will identify with the client scenarios shared in this book. It presents a straight forward approach to gaining knowledge about the illness, learning the tools to help overcome symptoms, and practicing exercises to establish new thought patterns and behaviors. Used in conjunction with medication, the knowledge and exercises in this book will help teens prevent deterioration, take control of the symptoms of bipolar disorder, and optimize their quality of life.” – Linda Jeffrey, RN, cognitive behavior therapist in private practice and manager of Crisis Services of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch

  • Activity 1: A Look at Your Bipolar Symptoms
  • Activity 2: Bipolar Disorder Also Affects Your Family
  • Activity 3: A Look at Who Else You Are
  • Activity 4: How Your Family and Friends Can Help
  • Activity 5: How Living in the Present Moment Can Help
  • Activity 6: Automatic Behaviors and Their Impact
  • Activity 7: Informal Activities to Practice Mindfully
  • Activity 8: Formal Activities to Practice Mindfully
  • Activity 9: Your Emotional Self versus Your Wise Self
  • Activity 10: How to Increase Your Wise-Self Behavior
  • Activity 11: Keeping Track of Your Mood
  • Activity 12: How to Identify Your Emotions
  • Activity 13: The Physical Part of Emotions
  • Activity 14: Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors
  • Activity 15: Emotions and Urges
  • Activity 16: Dealing with Intense Emotions
  • Activity 17: Advantages and Disadvantages of Behaviors
  • Activity 18: Learning New Ways to Cope
  • Activity 19: Creating a Crisis Plan
  • Activity 20: Substance Use and Problem Behaviors
  • Activity 21: Reasons for Substance Use and Problem Behaviors
  • Activity 22: Thinking About Things Differently
  • Activity 23: How You Learn About Yourself
  • Activity 24: Messages About Who You Are
  • Activity 25: How Words Impact Your Self-Esteem
  • Activity 26: Developing a New Story of You
  • Activity 27: Accepting Painful Situations
  • Activity 28: Practicing Acceptance
  • Activity 29: Accepting Your Emotions
  • Activity 30: Relationships with Others
  • Activity 31: What Do You Want from Your Relationships?
  • Activity 32: Recognizing What You Can Change and Accepting What You Can’t
  • Activity 33: Your Communication Skills
  • Activity 34: Listening to Others
  • Activity 35: Reflecting on Your Experiences
  • Activity 36: Continuing to Move Forward
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