This Comprehensive Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) course was designed specifically for mental health professionals who wish to learn to use DBT in their practice and who are considering seeking certification in DBT.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral treatment that is increasingly being used in a variety of health settings. DBT was originally developed for women with chronic suicidality and borderline personality disorder. Since the 1990s, DBT has been subjected to numerous clinical trials, and been adapted for a variety of populations including adolescents and forensic inpatients and outpatients. DBT has been found to have great practical utility for the reduction of violence and self-harm in forensic settings.
This program includes an introduction to DBT and it’s theory, rationale, and evidence base. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on DBT Skills, with opportunity for participants to learn DBT skills and apply these in a group setting during the group consultation sessions. DBT Skills are an essential component of comprehensive DBT and this course provides both didactic and interactive training in this regard.
Throughout the course, didactic presentation with relevant case examples will alternate with participant practice of DBT skills. This course will contain discussion of strategies for successful implementation and interactive discussion with participants about potential application of DBT Skills to their settings/populations. Participants will learn how to apply and teach the effective DBT skills of Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation.
This program includes five hours on the assessment and management of risk for suicide and self-injurious behavior.
This program will provide participants with a thorough introduction to standard DBT, as well as specific adaptations and strategies useful with a variety of adult and juvenile forensic settings (e.g., jails/prisons, forensic hospitals, juvenile justice settings, probation.) DBT can reduce problem behaviors in individual clients, and also functions to stabilize the milieu by employing eastern principles of acceptance and compassion paired with careful application of behaviorism. The course will discuss comprehensive DBT in forensic settings, and the research supporting this intervention.
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For those that are interested in getting DBT Certified, there is a requirement to obtain a minimum of 40 didactic training hours specific to DBT. This program meets the requirements for 40-hours of didactic training.
The fee for this training program is $2000 (Early registration rate $1500)
Participants are expected to commit approximately 2 hours a week for 20 weeks (40 hours of didactic training) and an additional 10 hours of group consultation for a total of 50 CE hours to complete this training program.
This course is relevant for psychologists, case managers, social workers, nurses, marriage & family therapists, alcohol & drug abuse counsellors and other mental health professionals who work with individuals for whom comprehensive cognitive behavioral treatments are relevant. This course is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
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Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:
– Describe salient features of DBT – Describe the research behind DBT – Describe adaptations of DBT for specialized settings and populations – Describe the structure of DBT – Describe the bio-social theory of DBT – Describe the assumptions of clients in DBT – Describe the therapist and client agreements in DBT – Describe the modes of DBT and their function – Describe the levels of validation – Describe a behavioral analysis of problem behavior – Describe the cognitive-behavioral strategies in DBT – Demonstrate behavioral principles and apply them towards behavior change for one client – Describe the problem-solving strategies – Describe conducting DBT treatment with an individual client – Demonstrate a DBT case conceptualization: identifying goals, stages, and targets of treatment – Describe the suicide risk assessment literature – Demonstrate a suicide risk assessment on a client – Describe an effective treatment plan addressing suicidality – Demonstrate commitment of a new client to DBT – Demonstrate the various groups of skills – Describe consultation team – Instruct clients in the use of DBT skills when in crisis – Describe informal exposure with an individual client – Demonstrate the communication strategies in DBT – Describe the case management strategies and how they are used in DBT – Demonstrate the principles and practices of mindfulness in the treatment, for clients, therapists, and teams – Demonstrate mindfulness practice – Describe factors relevant to successful DBT implementation – Describe factors relevant to sustaining DBT programs
About Dr. Michele Galietta
Dr. Michele Galietta is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York where she served as Director of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program from 2005-2013. Dr. Galietta is a researcher and clinician specializing in the training, adaptation and dissemination of empirically-supported treatments to community and forensic/correctional settings. Her areas of clinical expertise include the assessment and treatment of trauma, self-harm, and suicide across the lifespan. Dr. Galietta has created specialized units and/or consulted to numerous civil, forensic, and correctional settings on risk assessment, risk management, behavioral interventions, and complex needs case formulation.
Dr. Galietta is regarded as a leading expert in the implementation of dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Galietta is a certified DBT clinician. For over a decade, Dr. Galietta served as a principal trainer for Behavioral Tech, LLC, the company founded by the developer of DBT, Dr. Marsha Linehan. Dr. Galietta has consulted to over 100 agencies in the US and abroad on DBT initiatives. She has worked extensively in public sector settings including state psychiatric hospitals and jails, prisons, and juvenile justice settings. She was principal investigator of an NIMH funded trial of DBT for individuals charged with interpersonal violence or stalking and authored the article, “Adapting DBT for the Treatment of Psychopathy.” She has conducted trainings for New York City Police Officers on mindfulness, communicating with mentally ill individuals, and hostage negotiations. Dr. Galietta has appeared on CNN and Court TV, and has been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and other media outlets.
This course is an excellent means of obtaining the required hours of didactic training in DBT to become certified in this therapeutic technique and is designed for mental health professionals who want to learn how to use DBT with their clients.
This course runs for 20 weeks, beginning September 10, 2018 and running through January 28, 2019.
Each week, participants will receive approximately 2 hours of training content to complete. There will be 10 consultation sessions (1-hr in length) with Dr. Galietta over the course of the 20 weeks. These sessions provide an opportunity to ask questions, engage in discussion about the training content, and to practice DBT skills in a group format.
Introduction to DBT: Weeks 1 – 3 (Sept 10, 17, & 24, 2018) Participants will be taken through an introduction to DBT including research, theory, emotion regulation deficits, structure, inpatient adaptation, stages of treatment, and skills groups.
Assessment and Management of Suicide: Weeks 4 – 5 (Oct 1, & 8, 2018) Participants will learn how to assess and manage risk for suicide and self-injurious behavior.
Consultation Session #1: October 1, 2018 @ 4pm (Eastern) [1pm Pacific; 2pm Mountain; 3pm Central] (Q&A, Introduction to DBT)
DBT Skills Training: Weeks 6 – 10 (Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, & 12, 2018) Participants will learn DBT Skills and will have the opportunity to practice DBT skills and skills groups during the consultation sessions.
Consultation Session #2: October 15, 2018 @ 4pm (Eastern) [1pm Pacific; 2pm Mountain; 3pm Central] (Suicide Assessment and Management)
Here’s what others who have taken online DBT training with Dr. Galietta have to say:
“Dr. Galietta is a knowledgeable and skilled instructor with so much experience that she can easily talk about may issues beyond just DBT Skills. Thank you for an excellent course. I look forward to completing the full DBT implementation course with you!”
“I loved being able to take this course online and go back to concepts that I wanted to spend more time on. This is an excellent course!”
“I have been looking for an online DBT course and am SO HAPPY to have found this one. Dr. Galietta is terrific! Thank you for an excellent course! I will definitely be taking another with you!”
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Home Study Program is an online Training Program with 19 hours of live instructor interaction. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quizzes and evaluations. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the quizzes with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the quizzes as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 50 CE hours for completion of these requirements.
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DBT Certification is available through the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to develop certification standards for clinicians and DBT programs in order to promote the availability of competently delivered, effective DBT. It is also the one and only, treatment-developer-approved DBT Certification program in the US.
Here are the steps to become obtain your DBT Certification.
1. DBT-Related Educational/Training Experiences
DBT-LBC requires 40 didactic training hours specific to DBT. You can take your 40 hours of courses online with CONCEPT. This course will satisfy the 40-r requirement.
2. Clinical Experience in DBT
The DBT-Linehan Board of Certification requires work sample review. You can contact us to arrange expert DBT consultation services in this area.
3. DBT Team Experiences
The DBT-Linehan Board of Certification requires a total of 12 months of participation in one or more DBT Consultation Teams and current participation on a DBT Team. You can contact us to assist you with creating and developing a team.
4. DBT Skills Knowledge/Experience
The DBT-Linehan Board of Certification requires requires three items in the domain of DBT skills knowledge/expertise.
Read Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP (1993) Complete all the homework assignments in the skills training manual Teach or participate as a student in all modules of skills training OR teach all DBT skills within individual therapy and coach clients in the application of the skills.
The DBT-Linehan Board of Certification requires completion of a written exam.
6. Work Product Demonstration
The DBT-Linehan Board of Certification requires case conceptualization and three videos demonstrating your work. Expert consultation is also available for your DBT program or clinic.
7. Mindfulness Experience
The DBT-Linehan Board of Certification requires a mindfulness retreat and/or at least one formal training in mindfulness.
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This course has been designed to prepare participants to pursue certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, if desired.