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

Alexa Mulee, LMHC, C-DBT
Approx. 6 Hours
Nov 30, 2023
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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!


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. 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 professions standards.


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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 from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Alexa Mulee is a member of the American Counseling Association.

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


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