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Digital Seminar

Integrative DBT Certification from Start to Finish


Speaker:
Charles Jacob, PhD
Duration:
21 Hours 06 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 01, 2023
Product Code:
POS059400
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Learning comprehensive DBT skills doesn’t need to be overly complicated, expensive and involve hours of lecture.

Many clinicians like you just want to quickly gain DBT skills…  without rigid protocols or unnecessary dogma.

Take the guesswork out of how to use DBT with this course where you learn from in-session demonstrations exactly how to craft flexible and adaptive DBT interventions.

Join Charles Jacob, PhD whose trained thousands of clinicians like you, for a game-changing step-by-step breakdown of DBT skills you can immediately use in your practice.

No lecture can match the insightful “how-to” power this masterclass style training.  Step into the therapy room with Dr. Jacob and learn to teach mindfulness, guide clients through emotion regulation, address distress tolerance, improve relationships and so much more. 

Walk away able to:

  • Troubleshoot roadblocks and easily overcome them
  • Integrate DBT with Internal Family Systems Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
  • Tailor DBT treatment for specific client problems in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Confidently facilitate DBT groups (with step-by-step instructions!)
  • Calmly de-escalate crises, stop self-directed violence and create contingency management plans
  • Sensitively support BIPOC, Veterans and other client populations
  • Treat kids and teens with special training on coordinating with parents and schools

PLUS, you’re eligible to earn your new C-DBT credential, completely free when you register now.

Get certified and master the skills needed to start using DBT tomorrow!

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before purchase.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 21.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Counselors - California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 21.0 continuing education credits.


Counselors - Illinois Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Per the IDFPR: Social Work Continuing Education Sponsors approved by the Division in accordance with the rules for the administration of Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act (225 ILCS 201), 68 Ill.  Adm. Code 1470.95; PESI, Inc. is a registered social work continuing education sponsor with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance, pass a post-test, and who complete the program evaluation.


Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 25.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 21.0 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of instruction.


Counselors - Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 21.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Counselors - New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 25.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Counselors - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 21.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1169520


Counselors - Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 21.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 21.0 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Recorded asynchronous distance. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 21.1 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 21.0 continuing education credits. 


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 21.0 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 21.0 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 21.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of instruction.


Social Workers - New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 25.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers - Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 21.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1169520


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Psychologists - Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 21.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Sec. R4-26). Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this home study activity in case it is requested by the board.


Psychologists - California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 21.0 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This enduring material is certified for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 21.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Psychologists - Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 21.0 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists - Illinois Psychologists

 

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 21.0 contact hours.


Psychologists - Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists, approved provider #202312H. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 21.0 contact hours.


Psychologists - New York Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0014. This self-study activity will qualify for 25.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Psychologists - North Dakota Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 21.0 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Psychologists. The North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners, pursuant to 66-03-01-03, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs for content related to practice authorized in North Dakota (century code 43-32) for programs approved by certain ce associations. When printing your certificate, please include any national social work approvals.


Psychologists - Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 21.0 Standard hours of continuing education credit.


Psychologists - Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 21.0 continuing education hours.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 08/01/2023. It was last reviewed on 12/04/2023 and is valid until 12/03/2026.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 21.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 21.0 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 21.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 25.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 21.0 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1169520


Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 21.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Addiction Counselors - Generic

This self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 21.0 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 21.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20240032. This self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 21.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 21.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 21.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 08/01/2023. It was last reviewed on 12/04/2023 and is valid until 12/03/2026.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 21.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Charles Jacob, PhD's Profile

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Charles Jacob, PhD, received his PhD from The Pennsylvania State University and completed a year of additional training at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. He has over 15 years of clinical experience conducting and overseeing the delivery of mental health services to individuals with severe mood and personality disorders as well as their families.

Dr. Jacob is an expert in cognitive therapy, as well as a highly regarded clinician and scholar. He has regularly delivered lectures on cognitive behavioral therapies throughout the country and has been an invited speaker at universities throughout the world. Dr. Jacob is an Evergreen Certifications approved CBT-C consultant. He is a past president of the ACA’s Pennsylvania branch, a recipient of PCA’s David W. Hall Advocacy Award, and has been a featured interview in Counseling Today as well as NPR’s The Pulse.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Charles Jacob maintains a private practice and receives royalties as a published author. He receives a grant from the United States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Dr. Jacob receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He is a paid consultant for Evergreen Certifications. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Charles Jacob has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

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Objectives

  1. Analyze basic principles of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
  2. Develop methods of applying DBT to diverse clients and clinical problems.
  3. Formulate specific approaches to explaining DBT principles to clients.
  4. Analyze basic principles of mindfulness as they apply to dialectical behavior therapy as well as treatment in general
  5. Develop methods of applying mindfulness-based skills with clients.
  6. Formulate specific approaches to explaining mindfulness principles to clients.
  7. Analyze basic principles of emotion regulation as they apply to dialectical behavior therapy as well as treatment in general.
  8. Develop methods of applying emotion regulation skills with clients.
  9. Formulate specific approaches to explaining emotion regulation principles to clients.
  10. Analyze basic principles of distress tolerance as they apply to dialectical behavior therapy as well as treatment in general.
  11. Develop methods of applying distress tolerance skills with clients
  12. Formulate specific approaches to explaining distress tolerance principles to clients.
  13. Analyze basic principles of interpersonal communication as they apply to dialectical behavior therapy as well as treatment in general.
  14. Develop methods of applying interpersonal communication skills with clients.
  15. Formulate specific approaches to explaining interpersonal communication principles to clients.
  16. Integrate key strategies from ACT, Motivational Interviewing and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy into DBT sessions.
  17. Develop skills to facilitate group DBT sessions.
  18. Formulate adaptations to DBT to effectively with kids, teens, parents, and interface with school-based professionals.
  19. Develop DBT-based interventions to help reduce self-directed violence and suicidality. 
  20. Describe common adaptations to DBT that target trauma and common mental health diagnoses.
  21. Describe applications of research on efficacy of DBT.

Outline

Introduction: Background, Prepping Clients for DBT & Expert Assessment 

  • Overview of the training course, broadly 
  • Why & How DBT
  • Overview of DBT
    • History/development 
    • Research base/Expanding base 
    • Is DBT client led? 
    • DBT in a virtual setting 
  • Prepping clients for DBT 
    • Socializing clients to the model 
    • When is it indicated to use DBT versus another approach? 
    • Using parts of DBT without doing the full “protocol” 
  • Assessment 
    • When is a client ready? 
    • How far to go in history taking? 
    • Clients manipulating assessment? 
    • Contraindications 
    • Cultural considerations 

Module 1: Mindfulness 

  • Research  
  • Theory/conceptualization – recognizing mindfulness both as an intervention to reduce anxiety, and as a gateway skill to all other interventions (e.g., assuring mindfulness before addressing interpersonal effectiveness) 
  • “Sales Pitch” – how to succinctly describe mindfulness principles to clients 
  • Basics of Radical Acceptance 
    • Turning the mind 
  • Mindfulness as a gateway skill vs mindfulness as a mood regulation tool 
  • Skills Training – how to prepare and troubleshoot common problems teaching clients: 
    • Zen philosophy and contrast with CBTs 
    • Basics of dialectics and wise mind 
    • Hanging on vs letting go 
    • “What” vs. “how” skills 
  • Skills Training - Experiential exercises 
    • Raisin exercise 
    • Body scans 
    • Mindful seeing/listening 
    • Five senses 

Module 2: Emotional Regulation 

  • Research  
  • Theory/conceptualization: – recognizing emotion regulation skills as a way of pushing against mood congruency. Just because I feel angry doesn’t mean I have to behave angry 
  • “Sales Pitch” – how to succinctly describe ER principles to clients 
  • Skills Training – how to prepare & troubleshoot common problems 
    • Basics of understanding emotions and rating scales 
      • Subjective Units of Distress (SUDs) 
    • Opposite action 
    • Problem solving 
  • Skills training in Experiential exercises 
    • PLEASED 
    • IMPROVE 
    • Self-soothe 
    • Pros/cons – using hedonistic calculus to slow down the decision-making process 
  • Using emotion regulation skills to address anxiety disorders (anxiety in 2023) 
  • Using emotion regulation skills to address depression 

Module 3: Distress Tolerance

  • Research  
  • Theory/conceptualization: recognizing that distress tolerance is either the process of “riding out” an unpleasant emotion or making an effort to feel better in the moment (but not both at the same time!) 
    • Picking one path and mourning the other: exposure vs. skills 
  • Sales Pitch” – how to succinctly describe DT principles to clients 
  • Skills Training: Experiential exercises 
    • STOP  
    • Pros and Cons 
    • TIP your Body Chemistry 
    • Distract 
    • Self Soothe the 5 Senses 
    • Improve the Moment 
    • Using distress tolerance skills to address specific phobias 
    • Using distress tolerance skills to address OCD 

Module 4: Interpersonal Effectiveness 

  • Research  
  • Theory/conceptualization – recognizing that the goal of many counseling interventions is to improve client’s ability to interact with the world – relationships, work, family, etc – and helping clients to develop skills to navigate relationships 
    • What is “effectiveness” and further integration of dialectics 
  • Sales Pitch” – how to succinctly describe interpersonal effectiveness principles to clients 
  • Skills Training: Experiential exercises 
    • When to say yes and no 
    • DEAR MAN 
      • Examples 
    • GIVE 
    • FAST 

Module 5: Suicide Risk Assessment and Self-Directed Violence

  • Research  
  • Theory/conceptualization: for clients in general, knowing how to respond to threats of suicide or self-directed violence is critical. For clients meeting the criteria for BPD, skills to manage suicide and SDV are crucial,  
    • DBT’s hierarchical process 
    • Risk factors 
    • Basics of safety planning (not contracting) 
  • Experiential exercises 
    • Emotion regulation skills for SDV 
    • Distress tolerance for SDV 
    • Contingency management 
  • Pros and cons of de-escalation versus matching 
  • Level of care, referrals, inpatient  
  • Ethical – phone calls, etc. 

Module 6: Adaptions for Working with Common Diagnoses 

  • Research
  • Anxiety Basics
    • Assessing Emotions
    • Specific Anxiety Interventions
      • STOP
      • TIP
      • ACCEPTS
      • IMPROVE
      • Self-Soothe
      • PLEASED
    • Exposure Basics
    • Treating OCD
    • Radical Acceptance
  • Trauma and DBT
    • History
    • Trauma and the Brain
    • Complex Trauma
    • Strategies for Depression
    • Strategies for Anxiety
      • (revisiting STOP, TIP, etc)
      • Trauma and Exposure
    • “Sales Pitch”
    • Taped Demonstration

Module 7: Working with Kids, Teens, Parents & in Schools 

  • Research  
  • Theory/conceptualization: - while DBT was developed specifically for individuals that meet the criteria for BPD, the research on dismantled conditions supports use of DBT principles in a variety of clinical areas. For couples, families, and children, skills to manage powerful emotions and engage with one another interpersonally can be invaluable resources for clinicians. 
    • Adaptations to the DBT model depending on the population 
    • Using DBT principles in relationship counseling 
    • Attachment, Developmental models 
  • Skills Training: Experiential exercises 
    • Adapting skills to work with children 
      • Adapting Mindfulness – simpler exercises and explanations 
      • Emotion regulation – “I don’t need to act how I feel” 
      • Distress tolerance – “whatever I am feeling now, I won’t feel it later” 
      • Interpersonal effectiveness – “what do I need, what am I doing, and is what I an doing getting me what I need” 
  • Parenting Focused Skills  
    • When a family presents in your office 
    • Getting parents on board with how to support kids at home 
  • School/Classroom focused strategies 
    • How do you adapt DBT for school environments? 
    • Can it be helpful for kids who have chronic absences? 
    • Full classroom exercises 

Module 8: Facilitating a DBT Group & Inpatient Therapy Work 

  • Research  
  • Theory/conceptualization: 
    • Review of DBT formal structure/dismantled conditions research 
    • Structure of DBT skills groups 
      • Mindfulness exercises 
      • Diary cards 
      • Overview of teaching strategies 
    • Group management strategies 
      • Clients dominating group 
      • Clients not sharing 
    • Running a virtual group 
    • Practical considerations when starting/running a skills group 
      • Open/closed 
      • Gender specific 
  • Skill training: Experiential exercises 
    • Mindfulness dissemination strategies 
    • Emotion regulation dissemination strategies 
    • Distress tolerance dissemination strategies 
    • Interpersonal effectiveness dissemination strategies 
  • Inpatient Considerations 
    • Getting non-therapist inpatient staff on board with DBT basics 
    • Does this work with psychotic patients? Is it safe for psychotic disorders? 

Module 9: Integrating DBT with Popular Evidence-Based Approaches 

  • How to integrate DBT with other modalities 
    • ACT
    • Internal Family Systems  
    • Motivational Interviewing

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psych Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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