This self-paced program focuses on the Forensic Applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral treatment 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 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.
The fee for this training program is $250 and includes all materials and readings. The program includes both didactic and interactive materials and allows the opportunity to consider the information in light of case examples. Throughout the training program there will be quizzes that must be passed with a 70% in order to advance in the course. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.
This self-paced program is relevant for psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists, case managers, and other mental health professionals who work in forensic or correctional settings. This professional training program is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.