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 selfsabotaging
urges and behaviors, and
challenging interpersonal styles.
Attend this 2-day intensive training course 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 seminar with increased
DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to
bring to your clinical practice.