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DBT Crash Course for Clinicians: 15 Core Techniques to Improve Emotional Regulation, Manage Distress and More

DBT is one of today’s most in-demand treatments, trusted by countless clinicians to provide their clients with the skills they need to manage their emotions, overcome their distress, and create positive change.

Whether they’ve been diagnosed with trauma, anxiety, depression or any number of the conditions you see in your office each day, DBT empowers clients to navigate the challenges of everyday life and relationships so they can heal, grow, and achieve their goals.

And it’s all done from a skills-building perspective that moves you away from change-based models that can feel overwhelming or unattainable for clients.

Now you can take home over a dozen of the most powerful skill-building exercises from DBT in just one training.

Led by certified DBT therapist Lexi Mulee, LMHC, C-DBT, this training will equip you to start using the DBT techniques she’s found most effective in her own practice so you can:

  • Provide clients with the tools they need to better manage intense emotions
  • Show clients how they can accept distressing situations without judgment or resistance
  • Quickly build clients ability to cope in healthier ways
  • Give clients the skills they need to create positive emotional connections with others
  • Improve communication and boundary setting skills with clients
  • Rapidly interrupt clients’ self-defeating and self-sabotaging patterns
  • And much more!

Plus you’ll get printable worksheets that make it simple to start using these proven DBT exercises with clients right away.

Don’t wait to get the fundamental DBT skills you need to succeed.

Purchase now!

Program Information


  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the origins and foundational concepts of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
  2. Develop an understanding of the neurobiology of emotional dysregulation and how DBT interventions can effectively address it.
  3. Discuss the effectiveness of DBT in reducing self-directed violence, including suicide attempts, non-suicidal self injury (NSSI), and accessing psychiatric crisis services.
  4. Apply validation strategies in DBT to enhance therapeutic rapport and promote positive change.
  5. Utilize mindfulness exercises for emotional regulation and symptom management in DBT practice.
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of DBT with a diverse range of clients including individuals with substance use disorders, anxiety, and depression.


DBT Foundations and Fundamentals

  • Main goals and history as an evidencebased treatment
  • DBT practice components and the 4 modules of DBT
  • Balancing acceptance and change
  • Validation skills to build a therapeutic alliance
  • The effectiveness of DBT for clients with depression, anxiety, SUDs, and more
  • Realities of DBT for clinicians – potential benefits and drawbacks
  • DBT skills training for suicidal clients
  • Research, limitations, and treatment risks
  • Indications, contraindications, costs, and alternative treatments

DBT Mindfulness Techniques: Enhance Treatment through Client Awareness and Acceptance

  • “Wise mind” in decision making and problem solving
  • One Mindful: fully engage in the present moment without distraction
  • Pocket Mindfulness: brief exercises to manage stress and regulate emotions
  • Cultivating acceptance and letting go of self-judgment and criticism

5 DBT Techniques to Manage Distress and Shift Perspectives

  • Riding the Wave exercise to navigate emotional turbulence
  • Radical Acceptance of distressing situations without judgment or resistance
  • Using the STOP techniques to interrupt automatic patterns
  • How to teach clients to better manage intense emotions with the TIPP technique
  • Using ACCEPTS to help clients develop healthier coping skills

The DBT Toolkit for Emotional Regulation and Coping

  • The connection between emotions and physical sensations
  • Exercises to enhance emotional awareness and recognition
  • Opposite action skill to change emotional responses
  • Checking the facts skill to challenge emotional assumptions and biases

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills for Better Communications and Boundary Setting

  • Emotional Bank Account - build and maintain positive emotional connections
  • Using the DEARMAN technique for effective communication
  • Assertive skills for saying “No” and setting boundaries
  • Using the Alternate Rebellion technique to help clients who struggle with oppositional behavior

Other Key Clinical Considerations: Skills Groups, Integration Strategies and Culturally Adapted Practices

  • Using DBT individually or with skills groups
  • Best practices in conducting culturally adapted DBT interventions
  • Integrating and prioritizing DBT skills into a provider’s treatment as usual

Case Studies and Demonstrations

Target Audience

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

Copyright : 11/30/2023

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Made Easy: ACT for PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Personality Disorders

Are your current techniques just not working?

You’ve experienced the frustration; you have a client who seems to just not break through. You’ve tried your best, but the outcome is the same: he or she progresses for a while, then regresses again.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is the popular transdiagnostic approach that you can integrate into your practice to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes with difficult-to-treat clients.

Watch ACT expert and presenter Daniel J. Moran as he delivers an exercise and intervention-heavy course that will give you the tools you need to more effectively treat clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression or personality disorders.

You’ll learn how ACT weaves mindfulness strategies with cognitive behavioral change strategies to revolutionize client outcomes, as well as discover a variety of ACT techniques for helping clients who are struggling to make difficult behavior changes due to the presence of painful thoughts, feelings and memories.

By shifting client focus to their own values, ACT sets clients up to embrace behavior change that is meaningful to them while simultaneously fostering skills that allow clients to more effectively handle impulsive actions based on current thoughts or emotions.

Purchase today, and Dr. Moran will guide you step-by-step through highly practical, evidence-based ACT skills that you can apply in your practice immediately!

Program Information


  1. Appraise ACT concepts such as experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion in session.
  2. Assess client’s fusion with thoughts about the past or future and illustrate mindfulness exercises to clients in a clinical setting.
  3. Evaluate the role of psychological flexibility in ACT and devise interventions for increasing it to improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Construct emotional and behavioral willingness exercises to address experiential avoidance.
  5. Analyze the efficacy of exercises in values clarification as it relates to treatment outcomes.
  6. Integrate the ACT approach into treatment to address clinically-relevant issues for specific disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and personality disorders.


The ACT Model

  • Pain vs. suffering
  • Language as a double-edged sword
  • Goal: Psychological flexibility
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks
Components of the ACT Model

Acceptance: Foster Client Acceptance of Emotions to Increase Values-Based Action
  • What should be accepted?
  • The problem with controlling thoughts
  • How to sidestep the happiness trap
  • Spot common phrases of non-acceptance
  • Experiential avoidance
  • How to help clients understand acceptance
  • Experiential Exercise: The finger trap
Defusion: Change the Way Clients Interact with Their Thoughts
  • Relational frame theory & mental health
  • Undermine unhelpful language processes
  • Give clients skills to notice their thoughts
  • How to decrease believability of unhelpful thoughts
  • Aid clients in changing the functions of their thoughts
  • Experiential Exercise: Notice the meaning of language
Self-As-Context: Aid Clients in Establishing Their Identities
  • The three different versions of the self
  • How to describe the “observer self” to clients
  • How to distance the self from thoughts & emotions
  • The chess board metaphor
  • Experiential Exercise: ”I am” exercise
Contact with the Present Moment: Strategies to Build Attention to the Here & Now
  • How language affects mindfulness
  • Goals of mindfulness
  • ThoughtFit exercises
  • How do we teach clients to be mindful?
  • How to build focus on values
  • Obstacles in teaching mindfulness
  • Experiential Exercise:Mindfulness meditation
Values: Aid Clients in Deciding What Gives Live Meaning
  • What are values?
  • How to help clients author their values
  • Values vs. goals
  • When clients are “stuck”
  • Values assessment
    • Batteries exercise
    • Epitaph exercise
Committed Action: Assist Clients in Behaving in the Service of Chosen Values
  • Persistent inaction, impulsivity or avoidance
  • Address rule-governed behavior
  • Exposure & ritual prevention strategies
  • The Mindful Action Plan

ACT in Action


  • Function of trauma symptoms
  • Experiential avoidance in PTSD
  • Increase psychological safety
  • Dominating concepts of the past & future
  • Trauma-informed mindfulness exercises
  • Client avoidance & escape strategies
  • Assessment tools
  • Address reason-giving as a barrier
  • Strategies to increase willingness
  • Anxiety Detector exercise
  • Values contradiction
  • How experiential avoidance impacts depression
  • Fusion to the damaged conceptualized self
  • Behavioral activation strategies
Personality Disorders
  • Coping strategies
  • Increase emotional tolerance
  • Target the client’s story
  • Experiential avoidance from the therapist

Target Audience

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

Copyright : 01/30/2024

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training: Master the Core Skills and Competencies of CBT

You probably have a few “go to” CBT interventions that work really well.

After all, it’s one of the most effective, evidence-based treatments for chronic, recurring, and challenging mental health issues.

But lately, you’ve noticed that CBT is feeling repetitive for clients… and yourself. Sessions just aren’t going anywhere, far too often stalling before meaningful progress is made.

Now, you can reinvigorate your use of CBT with new and easy ways to turn the corner on some of your toughest clinical impasses.

Led by Dr. Charles Jacob, an expert who’s helped thousands of clinicians get the most out of CBT, you’ll not only be getting the perfect refresher course so you can bolster your grasp on CBT essentials…

…you’ll also discover how you can make this proven clinical tool feel innovative and exciting to use in your treatment plans for trauma, anxiety, depression anger and more.

Register today.

Program Information


  1. Apply evidence-based CBT techniques to multiple symptom sets to improve treatment outcomes. 
  2. Choose methods for conducting CBT psychoeducation to elicit “buy in” from difficult clients. 
  3. Utilize CBT techniques to identify and challenge clients’ dysfunctional self-talk, thoughts and behaviors to improve client level of functioning. 
  4. Develop CBT informed case conceptualizations for a range of DSM-5® diagnoses.
  5. Implement rapport-building tools to improve the therapeutic alliance and client engagement. 
  6. Evaluate behavioral activation strategies useful for improving treatment resistant depression, anxiety, or other presenting concerns. 


CBT Essentials  

  • Evolution of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies  
  • Latest CBT Outcome Research 
  • Basics of Schemas  
Key Components of CBT Practice  
  • Structuring Session for Progress 
  • Feedback-informed Treatment  
  • Guided Discovery for Effective Solutions 
  • Collaborative Empiricism  
  • Homework  
Treatment Concepts  
  • Introduce and Motivate Clients with CBT  
  • Building Strong Rapport with Directive Models  
  • Levels of Cognition  
  • Eliciting & Labeling Distortions  
  • Identify & Evaluate Automatic Thoughts  
  • Thoughts and Beliefs Differentiation  
  • Technology and Mood Monitoring  
Application to Clinical Practice  
  • CBT Case Conceptualization 
  • Case Studies   
    • Depression 
    • Anxiety 
    • Anger 
    • Trauma  
    • OCD 
Offshoot Models  
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy 
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy  
  • Narrative Therapy 

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 09/26/2022