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DBT for Substance Use

Presented By Michele Galietta, PhD
Michele Galietta, PhD

5 hours | 5 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Substance Use is presented by Michele Galietta, PhD.

The program provides a brief overview of standard DBT and introduces the adaptation of DBT for persons with substance use disorders. The program explains strategies and skills designed specifically for use with persons with substance use disorders.

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 DBT concept of dialectical abstinence

Describe two ways in which DBT commitment strategies are enhanced for use with persons with substance use disorders.

Describe DBT's position on replacement medications for those with substance dependence.

Describe the DBT concepts of Clean Mind, Addict Mind, and Clear Mind.

Describe a mindfulness practice for Urge-Surfing

Describe and explain at least 2 other DBT skills for Substance Use Disorders


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. Introduction

2. Commitment

3. DBT Skills

4. Clear Mind

5. Burning Bridges and Building New Bridges

6. Urge Surfing

7. Adaptive Denial


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