Changing Client Behavior in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Skills Training and Coaching New Behavior (II)


# of CE's: 16.5

1.65 IACET CEU's

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment in 1993. This course is designed to teach clinicians, line staff and paraprofessionals the core set of DBT skills of this systematic cognitive-behavioral approach to working with individuals with severe dysfunctional behaviors. This training is designed for staff who are providing DBT as a milieu treatment. There will be didactic information on the principles of behaviorism along with many experiential practices on using contingency management with each other and with patients. There will be review/practice of skills and coaching with FAVOR. The final afternoon will be devoted to bringing all the principles of Part I and Part II together.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this three-day training participants will be able to:

  • Explain effective behavioral coaching,
  • Define the main principles of behaviorism,
  • Describe the four modules of skills in DBT

Intended Audience:

This intermediate level course is intended for invited clinicians in the DBT provider agencies network

Instructional Level:


Completion Requirements:

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete course evaluations as required in order to receive credits.