CATEGORY: Dr. Lisa Burckell

DBT II: Clinical Practice

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Prerequisites:  DBT Foundations or equivalent

This two-day training workshop is designed for mental health professionals who are conducting individual therapy and /or group skills training with multi-disordered clients.  It targets the clinician who is familiar with DBT and hopes to gain a more in-depth understanding of this model in order to apply it as part of their practice or in a comprehensive program.

A pre-requisite for this course is a two-day introductory level training in DBT or its equivalent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a DBT case formulation
  • Understand how to target specific problems and solve them
  • Implement a range of validation techniques
  • Coach patients effectively when they are in crisis
  • Be familiar with a range of strategies for avoiding polarization

Essential readings for this course:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha Linehan, published by Guilford Press
  • Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha Linehan, published by Guilford Press

Other strongly recommended readings include:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice: Applications Across Disorders and Settings by Linda Dimeff and Kelly Koerner 
  • DBT Principles in Action: Acceptance, Change, and Dialectics by Charles R. Swenson.