DBT Overview for Administrators

Presented By Michele Galietta, PhD
Michele Galietta, PhD

1 hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on DBT in the Milieu: A Quick Overview for Administrators is presented by Michele Galietta, PhD.

This program focuses on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the milieu as a shared therapeutic approach. The benefits of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and how DBT is consistent with TIC are discussed.

The program includes an introduction to staff education and support meetings, which helps staff train and embody DBT skills. A brief overview of the biosocial theory, general DBT research outcomes, and DBT assumptions are discussed. Validation is defined, and examples of what to validate and why it is therapeutic are reviewed. Lastly, the elements of DBT in the milieu are taught (e.g., egregious behavior protocol, incentive system, behavior chain analysis, etc).

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 the skills in DBT to effectively manage milieus to increase safety and collaboration with patients

Describe the importance of a unified therapeutic approach

Describe the elements of DBT Milieu


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...

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