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Core Competencies and Implementation of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - A Two Day Workshop

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Core Competencies and Implementation of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

August 2-3, 2023

10:00am-4:45pm EST

12 CE Credits, $199.99

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that has amassed empirical support for a range of psychological problems in clinical and nonclinical populations. This course introduces the origins and theoretical underpinnings of DBT. You will learn about the structure and processes involved in conducting DBT as well as the evidence supporting this approach. You will also learn the strategies DBT facilitators use to engage people, and you will be guided through the key elements of the DBT skill-based treatment modules. This course is designed to help you avoid common pitfalls in dealing with individuals who have difficulties regulating emotions. Using a blend of theory and research-based information with detailed case studies, this course will help you utilize the basic principles and treatment components of DBT. In this course you will learn how to conceptualize cases within a DBT framework, how to optimize treatment through the DBT structure, and how to apply advanced techniques for common challenges. This course assumes the learner has foundational knowledge of DBT theory and concepts, and it presents advanced concepts related to the theory and treatment components of DBT as it is used with specific populations and in various settings.


Day 1
Section 1: Introduction (40 minutes)

1. About this Course 
2. Learning Objectives 

Section 2: Balanced Treatment Strategies (160 minutes)

1. A Dialectical Approach 
2. DBT Assumptions 
3. DBT Case Conceptualization 
4. Behavioral Analysis 
5. Finding Solutions/Solution Analysis 
6. Building and Reviewing Diary Cards 
7. Levels of Validation 

Section 3: Managing Common Challenges in the Application of DBT  (160 minutes)

1. Crisis Strategies 
2. Life-Threatening Behavior Strategies 
3. Therapy-Interfering Behaviors 
4. Common Therapy Interfering Behaviors 
5. Quality-of-Life Interfering Behaviors 
6. Breaks in Treatment Due to Inpatient Hospitalizations 
7. Between-Session Phone Consultations 

Day 2

Review Day one (20 mins)
Section 4: Application of DBT to Diverse Clinical Populations  (140 minutes)

1. DBT for BPD with Comorbid Substance Use Disorder 
2. Treatment Targets for DBT with Substance Use Disorder 
3. DBT for Eating Disorders 
4. Special Modifications of DBT for Eating Disorders 
5. Adaptation of DBT Treatment Targets for Eating Disorders 
6. Let’s Review 
7. DBT for Families 
8. Issues to Consider with Family DBT 

9. DBT for Adolescents 
10. Modifications for DBT with Adolescents 

Section 6: Putting Your DBT Knowledge into Practice (140 minutes)

1. Creating Effective DBT Programs 
2. Things to Consider 
3. Evaluating Your DBT Program 
4. Principles for Data Collection 

Section 7: Conclusion (60 minutes)

1. Summary 
2. Review
3. Common Q & As

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

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