DBT II: Clinical Practice
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.
- 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.