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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification Training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a powerful, evidence-based treatment that allows clinicians to provide positive outcomes for clients of all ages struggling with stress, depression, trauma, suicidal and self-destructive behaviors and a variety of other clinical presentations.
This 3-day Certification Training will build the core competencies you need to bring DBT into your clinical practice and effectively use it with a wide range of client types. In this 21-hour recording, you’ll be given a roadmap to treat individuals using the skills and techniques from DBT so you can help your most challenging clients reach new levels of healing.
Even if you’ve completed other Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trainings, this program will increase your competency and clinical sophistication with DBT when working with adults, youth, substance users and trauma survivors in a wide variety of settings.
Best of all, this training meets the educational requirements when applying to become Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of using DBT in counselling. Professional and clinical experience standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cdbt to get started!
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Purchase today and get the skills and confidence you need to successfully help your clients with the power of DBT!
PESI, Evergreen Certification Institute, and Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, are not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.
- Analyze the origins of Biosocial Theory and communicate the clinical implications of the theory.
- Determine how DBT skills can help clients identify unhealthy interaction styles.
- Determine how mindfulness skills can empower clients to interpret situations in new ways and react in healthier ways.
- Demonstrate how clinicians can effectively teach DBT skills and encourage support and constructive feedback in a group setting.
- Develop ways in which clinicians can maximize client buy-in for DBT homework assignments.
- Determine how interpersonal skills training can be used with clients to improve relationships.
- Determine how DBT skills can be used to decrease the likelihood of compassion fatigue in clinicians.
- Demonstrate how DBT skills can be utilized to identify and overcome obstacles to changing emotions and reactive behaviors.
- Devise ways in which DBT can be adapted for working with children and adolescents.
- Appraise how DBT can be used in working with trauma survivors.
- Demonstrate how diary cards can be used by clients to monitor their emotions and track how they are using DBT skills to deal with challenges.
- Effectively utilize a chain analysis with clients to help them gain insight into how they can change problem behaviors.
- Determine how opposite action strategies can be used by clients to reduce self-destructive urges.
- Support how interpersonal effectiveness exercises can be employed in therapy to help clients keep relationship without sacrificing their self-respect.
- Utilize a pros and cons list that can help clients see the consequences of their actions and make better choices when they are faced with a difficult decision.
- Apply strategies to confront therapy interfering behavior and help clients overcome avoidance.
- Determine how Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions can help clients foster radical acceptance of traumatic events and reduce feelings of shame, guilt and fear.
- Demonstrate how the STOP skills can help clients to manage crisis situations and prevent them from doing something impulsive they might regret later.
- Determine how clinicians can use the levels of validation to enhance the therapeutic alliance and teach clients to validate themselves.
- Employ DBT skills that can be used with clients to reduce self-harm and suicidal behaviors.
- Develop a client’s Wise Mind state so they can be more aware and less impulsive in their actions.
Foundations of DBT
DBT in the Clinical Setting
- Biosocial Theory
- Characteristics of DBT
- DBT as an evidence-based practice
- Dialectics: the balance of acceptance and change
- Application of DBT in the individual and group therapy setting
- Skills training methods
- Validation strategies
- Research and limitations
DBT Skills Training
Mindfulness: Cultivate the Skills at the Core of Successful DBT Therapy
- Acceptance vs. judgement
- Wise mind – achieve harmony between emotion and reason
- Accessible exercises for building mindfulness skills
- Observation – keep clients calm, centered and aware
- Describe – overcome assumptions
- Participation – release judgement and fear
- Strategies for teaching mindfully and exercises for therapy
Interpersonal Effectiveness: Skills to Build Better Relationships and Lives
- Tools to identify strengths
- Balancing relationships with self-respect
- Exercises and role play guidance on how to:
- Develop healthy assertiveness skills
- Enhance conflict resolution skills
- Build empathy
- Keep problems from building up
- Resist pressure
- Top strategies for changing behavior
Emotion Regulation: Practical Skills for Healthier Emotions and Greater Resilience
- Strong emotions and poor coping skills
- How to change unwanted emotions
- Reduce emotional vulnerability while practicing self-care
- Opposite action skills to reduce maladaptive behavior
- Emotion Regulation exercises
- Self-soothing strategies that work
- Learn the sleep hygiene protocol
Distress Tolerance: Skills to Cope with Painful Moments and Survive Crisis
DBT in Clinical Practice
- Developing crisis survival and reality acceptance skills
- 4 options to solving problems
- Problem solving case studies
- Using pros and cons to make decisions
- STOP skills to manage crisis situations
- The steps to practicing radical acceptance
- Tools to accept change
Self-Harm and Suicidal Crises: A Roadmap for Assessment and Intervention
- Analyzing behaviors; chain analysis & missing links analysis
- Diary cards and homework with clients
- Identify therapy interfering behaviors
- Develop skills to identify and manage self-harming & suicidal behaviors
Adapt DBT with Different Populations
- Screening and assessment tools for self-harming behaviors
- Interventions and treatment considerations for the self-harming population
- Suicide risk as a skills deficit problem
- Tools and techniques to assess for level of risk
- Firearms, medications, and lethal-means restriction plans that work
- Safety plans and crisis intervention
DBT: The Therapist and Consultation Group
- Children and adolescents
- Trauma survivors
- Substance abusers
- 3 ways to decrease therapist burnout
- The characteristics of an effective DBT team
- Integrating DBT into your practice
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Addiction Counselors
- Case Managers
- Mental Health Professionals
Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Everyday Clinical Needs
The Game-Changing Guide to Integrating DBT in Your Practice
For clients who struggle to regulate and cope with their emotions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can bring about lasting behavioral change – even if they aren’t diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Learn to adapt DBT to meet the needs of your practice and advance your clients’ treatment goals across a wide spectrum of behavioral health conditions. This recording will teach you to direct growth in each of the DBT skill areas (emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance) and guide efforts in moment-to-moment resilience and non-reactivity.
Led by Dr. Andrew Bein, a seasoned instructor with an energetic, hands-on approach to education, you will quickly master strategies for enhancing motivation and strengthening client engagement, as well as explaining the theory and science of DBT accessibly to clients. By the end of the recording, you will have the tools necessary to integrate DBT immediately into your practice and help your clients finally take control of their emotions and their lives.
- Utilize the four skill modules and skill-based strategies for regulating emotions and maintaining safety in a clinical setting.
- Adapt DBT for a range of patient and clinical needs in any setting as it relates to clinical Treatment.
- Apply clinical interventions that reinforce DBT skills to improve client level of functioning.
- Design successful logging methods and “homework” for purposes of client psychoeducation.
- Demonstrate use-of-self competence to enhance DBT effectiveness and put to practical use in-session.
- Integrate DBT principles into clinical practice in conjunction with other interventions.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
The Four Modules Of DBT Skills
- DBT vs. CBT
- DBT in individual therapy
- DBT in group therapy
- Hierarchical skill instruction
- Supporting research
- Limitations of practice and risk
Foundations For Powerful Client Interventions
- Distress tolerance
- Emotion regulation
- Interpersonal effectiveness
The Client’s Wise Mind Process
- Describe DBT principles and neuroscience accessibly to clients
- Unify concepts
- Build upon and refine concepts and skills session-to-session
- Flatten the clinician-client hierarchy
- Connect with client trauma
- Enhance internal motivation
- Strengthen skillful response and personal resilience
Key Client Exercises
- Acceptance and culturally competent equivalents
- Improve the moment for emotion regulation and safety
- Expand the moment to strengthen connection
- Cultivate self-compassion, an emotion regulation oasis
- Use Wise Mind diagrams for clients
Moving Beyond Theory: How To Integrate Principles In Your Practice
- Effectively teaching mindfulness exercises
- Face emotions and thoughts, improving the moment
- Deal with judgments
- Deal with difficult times: distress tolerance plan
- Expand the moment (inclusive “bigger picture” or spiritual strategies)
- Work with client logs and assignments
- Applications for diverse clientele
- Adapt DBT to your practice setting
- Strategies for effectively incorporating DBT
- DBT work side-by-side with other interventions
- Maintain practitioner radical acceptance and mindfulness in the midst of emotional intensity
- Discuss case scenarios
Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.
- Social Workers
- Behavioral Health Clinicians
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Case Managers
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
- Nurse Practitioners