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Digital Seminar

3-Day Certification Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: The Complete A to Z Course on Using DBT to Treat a Wide Range of Clinical Challenges


Speaker:
Alexa Mulee, LMHC, C-DBT
Duration:
20 Hours 11 Minutes
Language:
Presented in EN, subtitles in EN and FR, handouts in EN and FR
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 25, 2023
Product Code:
POS059246
Media Type:
Digital Seminar



Description

No matter the diagnosis, your clients need effective skills to navigate life’s challenges. Without them positive change and healing will always stay just out of reach.

That’s where DBT comes in.

Evidence-based and relied on by thousands of clinicians, DBT is the ultimate life skills program for your clients…and one of the most powerful tools available to help them manage their emotions, cope with distress, and improve their lives.

And it gets even better.

Not only does DBT work, it transforms the way you do therapy – moving you from solely change-based models to one of skill-based learning. With DBT you can go beyond symptom management and reach the very core of how your clients think about life, emotions, and relationships.

Now you can add DBT to your clinical toolbox and get Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT)!

You’ll watch Certified DBT Therapist Lexi Mulee who’s been using DBT in individual sessions and skills groups for nearly a decade. She’ll share the core principles, skills, and techniques of DBT, and give you step-by-step instruction on application in a variety of clinical settings and scenarios.

With real-world case studies that make the material relatable and a dash of humor to make it digestible (and dare we say it…fun), Lexi will make sure you’re equipped to use DBT with clients right away regardless of what you treat!

And don’t forget, when you complete this course you can become Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) through Evergreen Certifications at no additional cost.

This is your chance to build the skills and confidence to integrate DBT into your own practice.

Purchase today!


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $249.99 value)!
  • Simply complete this training and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of C-DBT designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following completion.
*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CDBT for professional requirements.

Credit

Program Information

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



Canada Credit - Social Workers - National ASWB ACE

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 20.0 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Recorded asynchronous distance. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Canada Credit - Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 20.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before purchase.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


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Earn up to 20.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 20.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Per the IDFPR: Social Work Continuing Education Sponsors approved by the Division in accordance with the rules for the administration of Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act (225 ILCS 201), 68 Ill.  Adm. Code 1470.95; PESI, Inc. is a registered social work continuing education sponsor with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance, pass a post-test, and who complete the program evaluation.


Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 24.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 20.0 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 20.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 24.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 20.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1132528


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 20.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 20.0 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 20.0 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 20.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 20.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 20.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of instruction.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 24.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 20.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1132528


Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 20.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Sec. R4-26). Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this home study activity in case it is requested by the board.


California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 20.0 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This enduring material is certified for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 20.0 self-study continuing education credits.


Illinois Psychologists

 

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 20.0 contact hours.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists, approved provider #202312H. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 20.0 contact hours.


New York Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0014. This self-study activity will qualify for 24.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


North Dakota Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 20.0 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Psychologists. The North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners, pursuant to 66-03-01-03, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs for content related to practice authorized in North Dakota (century code 43-32) for programs approved by certain ce associations. When printing your certificate, please include any national social work approvals.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 20.0 Standard hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 20.0 continuing education hours.


Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 10/25/2023. It was last reviewed on 08/07/2023 and is valid until 08/07/2026.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 20.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 20.0 credits.


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 20.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 24.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 20.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1132528


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 20.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Addiction Counselors - Generic

This self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 20.0 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 20.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20240032. This self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 20.0 contact hours. Expires: 08/27/2026.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 20.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 20.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 20.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


California Licensed Educational Psychologists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This self-study program has been approved for 20.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


New York Creative Art Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Art Therapists. #CAT-0087. This self-study activity will qualify for 24.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 20.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Speaker

Alexa Mulee, LMHC, C-DBT's Profile

Alexa Mulee, LMHC, C-DBT Related seminars and products

Wise Mind Counseling, LLC


Alexa (Lexi) Mulee, LMHC, C-DBT, is a highly sought-after speaker and DBT instructor who has worked extensively with DBT in both inpatient and outpatient care settings for almost a decade. The owner and founder of Wise Mind Counseling in New York City, she focuses her work on DBT and offers a multitude of services, including skills groups, individual sessions, treatment teams, and phone coaching. Her expertise working with individuals dealing with borderline personality disorder, eating disorders and addiction. Known for her ability to make learning fun and accessible, Alexa has a knack for making even the most complex concepts feel easy to understand.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Alexa Mulee has employment relationships with Wise Mind Counseling, LLC. and Inter-Care. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Alexa Mulee is a member of the American Counseling Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

For a more detailed outline that includes times or durations of time, if needed, please contact cepesi@pesi.com.


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Objectives

  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the origins and foundational concepts of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
  2. Identify and address treatment interfering behaviors (TIBs) that may hinder progress in therapy, such as self-sabotage, avoidance, or resistance, using DBT strategies.
  3. Comprehend the concept of Dialectics and its practical application in DBT for resolving contradictions and conflicts.
  4. Utilize behavior chain analysis to gain insights into problematic behaviors and develop targeted interventions to address them in DBT treatment.
  5. Develop an understanding of the neurobiology of emotional dysregulation and how DBT interventions can effectively address it.
  6. Recognize and prioritize treatment goals using the DBT hierarchy of treatment targets.
  7. Apply validation strategies in DBT to enhance therapeutic rapport and promote positive change.
  8. Utilize mindfulness as a powerful tool for emotional regulation and symptom management in DBT practice.
  9. Practice distress tolerance skills with clients, including practical techniques for managing distress in the moment, grounding techniques using the five senses, shifting perspectives, reframing situations, and developing self-compassion.
  10. Apply evidence-based strategies for managing crises and difficult emotions in a skillful and effective manner using DBT techniques.
  11. Build interpersonal effectiveness skills in clients, including identifying strengths and weaknesses in communication, using the DEARMAN technique.
  12. Utilize the DBT consultation team as a valuable resource for improving treatment planning and client outcomes.
  13. Develop proficiency in structuring and conducting DBT skills groups for maximum therapeutic impact.
  14. Apply strategies for managing group dynamics and promoting a positive group culture in DBT Skills Groups, including identifying and addressing challenging group members, and maintaining group cohesion throughout the group sessions.
  15. Identify the application of DBT principles and techniques in diverse populations, including adolescents, individuals with substance use disorders, and those with trauma histories.
  16. Apply DBT strategies to address eating disorders and other maladaptive behaviors.
  17. Conduct thorough suicide risk assessments using the C-SSRS, including assessing the severity of suicidal ideation and behavior.
  18. Utilize DBT interventions to effectively address suicidal behavior and self-injury in clients. 
  19. Use DBT techniques to help clients improve communication skills and build healthy relationships with others. 
  20. Explain how DBT skills can be applied to reduce the occurrence of compassion fatigue among clinicians. 
  21. Describe research, limitations, and treatment risks associated with DBT.

Outline

DBT Foundations and Fundamentals

  • 7 assumptions of DBT to guide practice
  • The Biosocial Theory underlying DBT
  • Main goals and history as an evidence-based treatment
  • Acceptance and change as core principles of DBT
  • Balancing acceptance and change strategies
  • Navigating and addressing contradictory perspectives
  • DBT practice components (individual therapy, skills group, treatment teams, phone coaching)
  • The role of validation to build a therapeutic alliance
  • Manage Treatment Interfering Behaviors (TIBs)
  • Reviewing the 4 modules of DBT
  • Research, limitations and treatment risks

DBT Assessment Tools to Determine Clients’ Needs

  • Using the SUDs Scale to measure the intensity of emotional distress
  • Behavioral Chain Analysis to identify triggers and gain insights into problematic behaviors
  • How Diary Cards help you gain a better understanding of patterns
  • Using the Emotion Identification Chart to improve emotional awareness

Mindfulness: Transform Clients’ Inner Dialogue, Cultivate Self-Awareness and Build Resilience

  • Techniques to challenge and reframe self-critical beliefs
  • Accessing and engaging “wise mind” in decision making and problem solving
  • Cultivating acceptance and letting go of self-judgment and criticism
  • Increasing awareness of judgmental thoughts and attitudes
  • One Mindful: fully engage in the present moment without distraction
  • Cultivating mindfulness as a tool for reducing impulsivity
  • Pocket Mindfulness: brief exercises to manage stress and regulate emotions

Distress Tolerance: Practical Techniques to Manage Distress and Shift Perspectives

  • Practical techniques to manage distress in the moment
  • Engaging the 5 senses to ground oneself and manage distress
  • Making lemonade from lemons - Shifting perspectives and reframing situations
  • Tweaking our self-talk/coping thoughts- Changing negative self-talk and developing self compassion
  • Radical Acceptance - Learning to accept and tolerate distressing situations without judgment or resistance

Mastering Emotions: Skills for Emotional Awareness, Regulation, and Coping

  • Exercises to enhance emotional awareness and recognition
  • The connection between emotions and physical sensations
  • Opposite action skill to change emotional responses
  • Checking the facts skill to challenge emotional assumptions and biases with evidence
  • Developing adaptive coping strategies and analyzing behavior patterns

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Skills for Building Positive Connections, Communicating Effectively, and Setting Boundaries

  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses in interpersonal effectiveness
  • Emotional bank account -strategies to build and maintain positive emotional connections with others
  • Using the DEARMAN technique for effective communication
  • Assertive skills for saying “No” and setting boundaries
  • Identifying and overcoming common barriers to effective interpersonal skills

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Using DBT Tools

  • Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
  • SAFE-T Pocket Card: Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage for Clinicians
  • Implementing evidence-based suicide prevention strategies
  • Utilizing DBT tools to intervene with individuals at risk of suicide
  • Developing a comprehensive safety plan to prevent suicidal behavior
  • Providing ongoing support and follow-up care for individuals at risk of suicide

Trauma-Informed Care and Specialized Applications of DBT

  • Strategies for creating a trauma-informed environment in DBT
  • Adapting DBT skills modules for trauma treatment
  • Specific DBT skills exercises for trauma-focused group settings
  • Adapting DBT for adolescents
  • DBT with clients who have SUD, eating disorders or co-occurring conditions
  • Managing therapist burnout and self-care in DBT

Running a DBT Skills Group: A Step-by- Step Guide to Planning, Structuring, and Facilitating Effective Group Sessions

  • Goals and objectives of DBT Skills Groups
  • Structuring and conducting group sessions
  • Tips for managing group dynamics and promoting a positive group culture
  • Strategies for dealing with challenging group members and maintaining group cohesion
  • How to monitor progress and evaluate outcomes in DBT Skills Group

Case Studies and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrative role plays for applying DBT skills in therapy sessions
  • Review of case studies and real-life examples of using DBT in clinical practice
  • Feedback for improving therapist competency in DBT

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Physicians
  • Nurses

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