DBT Skills Training (DBT - 2)

Presented By Michele Galietta, PhD
Michele Galietta, PhD

20 hours | 20 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is presented by Michele Galietta, PhD.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment that is increasingly being used in a variety of health settings. Comprehensive DBT has been found to have great practical utility for the reduction of violence and self-harm. DBT Skills are an essential component of comprehensive DBT and some evidence suggests that skills alone, with case management, may also be efficacious for less acute individuals. This is the second program in our Comprehensive DBT Certification Curriculum. This program will provide participants with a thorough introduction to standard DBT, as well as specific adaptations and strategies useful with a variety of adult and juvenile forensic settings (e.g., jails/prisons, forensic hospitals, juvenile justice settings, probation.) DBT can reduce problem behaviors in individual clients, and also functions to stabilize the milieu by employing eastern principles of acceptance and compassion paired with careful application of behaviorism. The course will discuss comprehensive DBT in forensic settings, and the research supporting this intervention.

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 rationale for skills training & the skills component of DBT

Demonstrate how to set up and run skills training groups & how to conduct homework review

Describe how to use behavioral strategies to enhance participation in skills groups

Describe Skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation

Describe strategies for successful implementation into specific settings/populations

Describe the elements of Skills Coaching

Describe the importance of behavioral rehearsal Skills Training Groups

Describe the importance of role plays in Skills Training Groups

Describe skills adaptations for specific groups (e.g., forensic patients, substance abuse, students)

Describe didactics with relevant case examples


Presented By

Michele Galietta, PhD

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

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