Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide (8 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: Kelly Koerner, PhD
About the Author: Kelly Koerner, PhD, is Founder and Creative Director of the Evidence-Based Practice Institute, where she explores how technology can be used for learning and collaboration to help practitioners get better clinical outcomes. She is an expert clinician, clinical supervisor, and trainer in DBT, with specialized training in many other evidence-based treatments. She has served as Director of Training for Marsha M. Linehan’s research investigating the efficacy of DBT for suicidal and drug-abusing individuals with borderline personality disorder; Creative Director at Behavioral Tech Research, where she developed e-learning and other technology-based methods to disseminate evidence-based practices; and Co-Founder and first CEO of Behavioral Tech, a company that provides training in DBT. Dr. Koerner is a Clinical Faculty member at the University of Washington and maintains a small clinical consulting practice in Seattle.
* Course Delivery: Customer will purchase book separately from Amazon.com or other book seller for course content (Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide, Kelly Koerner, PhD, The Guilford Press publication, ISBN-13: 978-1462502325). Exam is Online, Self-Paced
Filled with vivid clinical vignettes and step-by-step descriptions, this course demonstrates the nuts and bolts of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is expressly designed for--and shown to be effective with--clients with serious, multiple problems and a history of treatment failure. The course provides an accessible introduction to DBT while enabling therapists of any orientation to integrate elements of this evidence-based approach into their work with emotionally dysregulated clients. Experienced DBT clinician and trainer Kelly Koerner clearly explains how to formulate individual cases; prioritize treatment goals; and implement a skillfully orchestrated blend of behavioral change strategies, validation strategies, and dialectical strategies.
- Evaluate how individuals come to develop pervasive emotion dysregulation
- Delineate how to translate an understanding of emotion dysregulation into planning treatment
- Evaluate three sets of core treatment strategies used in dialectical behavior therapy to achieve clients’ therapeutic goals: behavioral change strategies, validation strategies, and dialectical strategies
- Integrate the three sets of strategies and apply them in case formation and hierarchy of treatment targets
- Summarize the processes of the DBT peer consultation team
- Customer will purchase book separately from Amazon.com or other book seller for course content (Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide, Kelly Koerner, PhD, The Guilford Press, ISBN-13: 978-1462502325).
- Course Exam: You must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.
- Course Certificate: Printable online certificate immediately available after successful completion