Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Intermediate | Clinical Interventions
2.25-2.50 CE Credits | 2 Hrs 41 Mins
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About the Course
This course aims to increase knowledge and skill to apply a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-informed approach to client care. This course uses a selection of learning tools such as expert discussion and explanation, role plays, and knowledge checks. After finishing this course, you should be able to explain the difference between a DBT-informed approach and how it contrasts with implementing a full DBT approach, describe an accurate therapeutic DBT-informed paradigm shift that informs the practitioner’s perspective on clients’ symptoms and presentation, evaluate the DBT model as it pertains to client assessment and orientation, including an assessment of setting client expectations and maintaining them, treatment contracts, and setting client priorities in individual client sessions, and define four skills that can be imparted to clients in building their DBT toolkits over time and in an individual format. The course also includes supplementary tools like printable resources and short videos for you and your clients.
Estimated Course Length: 2 hrs 41 mins
Course Includes: 4 modules consisting of a mixed media approach with roleplays, video interviews with subject matter experts, animation explainer videos, knowledge games, and more
Companion Videos: 5 provider videos to highlight key concepts & course related videos to be shared with clients to enhance learning; over 120 mental health literacy videos for clients on a host of mental health topics
Downloadable PDFs: 12 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics
Target Audience: Mental Healthcare Practitioners, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychologists, Mental Healthcare Students
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Foundations: A Skills-Based Approach
Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks
Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components. In order to request further accessibility accommodations, please email email@example.com.
After completing this course, you will be able to describe and employ the following:
Explain the difference between a DBT-informed approach and how it contrasts with implementing a full DBT approach.
Describe an accurate therapeutic DBT-informed paradigm shift that informs the therapist’s perspective on clients’ symptoms and presentation.
Evaluate the DBT model as it pertains to patient assessment and orientation, including an assessment of setting patient expectations and maintaining them, treatment contracts, and setting patient priorities in individual patient sessions.
Define four skills that can be imparted to patients in building their DBT toolkits over time and in an individual format. The definition must include an explanation of why, when, and how to use skills in the four DBT modules of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Course Activities for CE Credits: ≥ 2 hrs. 41 min.
Pre-Course Assessment (~5 minutes) [EXCLUDED FROM ACTIVITIES FOR NBCC & CAMFT CREDIT]
Introduction: (~1 minute)
Module 1: Introduction and Context of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (~25 minutes)
Module 2: Pre-Treatment: Client Assessment and Orientation (~15 minutes)
Module 3: Individual Client Sessions (~20 minutes)
Module 4: Skills Training (~1 hour & 3 minutes)
Post-Course Assessment (~10 minutes) [EXCLUDED FROM ACTIVITIES FOR NBCC & CAMFT CREDIT]
Course Activities Not for CE Credits:
Participant Evaluation (~10 minutes)
(OPTIONAL) Supplementary Videos for Learner and Learner’s Clients