Behavioral Principles in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT - 5)

Presented By Michele Galietta, PhD
Michele Galietta, PhD

10 hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Behavioral Principles in DBT is presented by Michele Galietta, Ph.D. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues. It is the fifth of 7 programs in this certification.

This program covers the principles of balancing change and acceptance strategies in DBT and discusses applying these strategies and principles to patients' lives. In addition, the importance of artfully and compassionately weaving together validation and change when working with individuals with pervasive emotion dysregulation is discussed.

As the “B” in DBT stands for “behavioral,” this program teaches foundational behavioral techniques. In addition, participants learn how to assess situations to figure out how to help patients solve their problems adaptively and reach their life goals. Therapeutic strategies (e.g., reinforcement, extinction, shaping) are reviewed, and examples of mental health and beyond are provided. Lastly, adaptions to standard DBT established to facilitate a therapeutic milieu are discussed. Clinical examples and role-play demonstrations are utilized to facilitate learning.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe Behavioral Principles in DBT

Describe conducting DBT treatment with an individual client

Demonstrate behavioral principles and apply them towards behavior change for one Client

Describe reinforcement and punishment strategies

Describe shaping and extinction

Describe restructuring cognitive strategies

Describe egregious behavior protocol


Presented By

Michele Galietta, PhD

Dr. Michele Galietta is an Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the 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, a...


1. Mindfulness Practice and Homework Review

2. Introduction

3. Didactic Strategies

4. Understanding Behavior: Definitions

5. Reinforcement and Punishment

6. Shaping and Extinction

7. Getting Rid of a Behavior You Don't Like

8. Mindfulness and Chain Practice

9. Homework Review

10. Cognitive Strategies: Restructuring

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