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Week 1 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has evolved from the go-to treatment for borderline personality disorder to one of the most recognized and sought after therapies for a variety of difficult to treat client problems. The increasing pressure to adopt treatments that work makes DBT skills and strategies a must-have for all types of therapists.

For those who feel that pressure but fear becoming a “manual manic”, relax. Dr. Lane Pederson teaches how to follow the manual yet make thoughtful customizations consistent with evidence-based practices and always grounded in the therapeutic alliance. Covering DBT from theory to clinical application, including the use of diary cards, behavioral analysis, contingency management, and multi-layered validation, this certificate course welcomes those implementing DBT in standard and adapted ways as well as those wishing to simply add DBT skills and techniques to their eclectic or integrative style.

If you have felt limited or stuck with your therapy skills or ready to give up on certain clients, this certificate course will breathe new life into your work. You will leave ready to use the essentials of DBT listed above as well as skills from the Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Modules with your clients, enjoying new confidence in and effectiveness with your clinical skill set.

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Outline

Objectives

  1. Discriminate DBT from the contextual model of therapy.
  2. Evaluate DBT research in light of the contextual model and the Evidence-Based Practice of Psychology (EBPP).
  3. Correlate DBT philosophies and interventions to the therapeutic factors that most improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Explore dialectic philosophies and their application in therapy
  5. Determine how the core assumptions of DBT are put into action in therapy
  6. Assess how DBT theory drives therapeutic interventions.
  7. Communicate how to balance validation and change strategies in clinical situations
  8. Integrate mindfulness techniques into therapy.
  9. Implement an effective therapy structure that includes identifying clear treatment goals
  10. Practice how to effectively teach the four standard DBT skills modules - mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
  11. Design teaching strategies for skills training sessions.
  12. Plan and teach supplemental DBT skills and modules.
  13. Practice DBT skills training techniques in small groups.
  14. Recommend how to seamlessly integrate DBT skills into individual therapy.
  15. Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities.
  16. Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings.
  17. Establish balance validation with the most effective (and practical) methods of behavior change.
  18. Practice reciprocal and irreverent communication styles, to be utilized within the therapy session.
  19. Comment on the key differences between traditional cognitive interventions and DBT-style cognitive interventions.
  20. Practice therapy techniques with effective pacing, balance, and flow.
  21. Articulate when to use (and not to use) exposure techniques.
  22. Employ DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis.
  23. Propose how to operate with consultative groups and treatment teams.
  24. Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans.
  25. Establish clear plans for crisis management, including psychiatric hospitalizations.

Copyright : 10/04/2016

Week 2 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course

Copyright : 10/04/2016

Bonus Seminar: DBT Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Jean Eich, PsyD, LP: Rescuing the Dysregulated Child

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Articulate key components of effective DBT therapy and how it relates to clinical practice.
  2. Describe the biosocial model of pervasive emotional dysregulation disorders found in innately sensitive children and its impact on clinical practice.
  3. Utilize behavior modification strategies at the earliest stage of dysregulation to improve clinical outcomes.
  4. Teach parents how to implement skills training in the home environment to reinforce positive clinical outcomes.
  5. Apply DBT skills modules as they relate to a client’s development demographics.
  6. Articulate strategies to help reestablish stability and enhance learning in clients.

Outline

Developmental Theory and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Adapt DBT to Key Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

Skills Training with Experiential Activities

Behavior Modification and DBT

Group Skills Format

Copyright : 06/30/2015