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CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
1.65 IACET CE'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 how to conceptualize a case, how to understand treatment and how to apply DBT in individual therapy, skills training, milieu coaching and in consultation teams.  The course is one contiguous training delivered in 3 separate 3-day training sessions.  The curriculum emphasizes case-based learning (clinical examples) and experiential learning (role-plays, exercises, homework, and video) in order to teach clinicians to fully implement the DBT model.

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of each day of this course participants will be able to:

November 6, 2017            

  • List steps in completing a chain analysis
  • Define and describe an Exposure Intervention
  • List steps in applying Contingency Management Intervention
  • Define Cognitive Modification Intervention
  • List and describe DBT skills
  • Define steps in teaching clients to use DBT skills

November 7, 2017

  • Define and list communication strategies
  • List strategies of managing DBT cases
  • Explain DBT case management strategies
  • Define and explain concept of dialectics
  • List suicide protocols
  • Describe steps in assessing for suicide

November 8, 2017

  • List and describe suicide interventions
  • Define and list strategies for treating In-Session Dysfunctional Behaviors
  • Define and list strategies for treating Therapy Interfering/Destroying Behaviors
  • List steps for completing Egregious Behaviors Protocol
  • Describe components of a DBT case conceptualization 


Intended Audience: 

This introductory level course is intended for invited clinicians in the CBH/DBT provider agencies network

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

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