Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles.
Watch this certificate course recording and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives.
This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development.
Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients.
Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this conference with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice.
John Lothes, M.A., LPA, LCAS-A, is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.
|Manual - Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course (2.70 MB)||110 Pages||Available after Purchase|
John Lothes, M.A., LPA, LCAS-A, Ed.D, is a licensed psychological associate in Wilmington, North Carolina and is DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician. As a clinician, John was hired by Delta Behavioral Health in 2008 to help start up and run their Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) based partial hospital program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP) and later a DBT-based substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP). Since 2008, John has provided supervision to interns on DBT in the PHP, IOP and SAIOP programs. John also uses DBT in his outpatient private practice working with a number of diagnosis. Dr. Lothes has been doing traditional DBT with his outpatient clients since 2008 as well as running weekly DBT skills groups.
Dr. Lothes was introduced to DBT during his internship in 2004 at the New Hanover County Behavioral Health Hospital, an inpatient facility where he eventually led DBT groups in both their inpatient partial hospital program and substance abuse program. While on internship, in August of 2004, John spent a week training in DBT with Dr. Linehan at the New England Education Institute in Cape Cod, MA. In 2014 (Feb 3-7 & Aug 4-8), Dr. Lothes attended Behavior Tech’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Training (10 Day Intensive). Dr. Lothes frequently attends and/or presents at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) and the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (ABCT) conferences.
Dr. Lothes is a full-time faculty member at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) in the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences and has an adjunct position in the Department of Psychology at UNCW. He has published research on DBT in PHP and IOP settings, using DBT mindfulness skill with stress, anxiety and test anxiety in college students. He continues to research mindfulness and is conducting research on DBT and the reduction of perceived suffering, depression, anxiety and hopelessness in PHP and IOP patients.
Financial: John Lothes II has an employment relationship with Delta Behavioral Health. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: John Lothes II has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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History & Philosophy of DBT
Distress Tolerance Skills
Emotional Regulation Skills
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
DBT in Practice
Best Methods of Changing Behaviors
Communication Styles: Reciprocal and Irreverent Consultation Group
Next Steps: Develop Your Proficiency in DBT
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