Forensic Applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Presented By Michele Galietta, PhD
Michele Galietta, PhD

10 hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Forensic Applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is presented by Michele Galietta, Ph.D. It is the seventh of seven programs in our Comprehensive DBT Certification Curriculum.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy designed for severe and multi-diagnostic patients. While it was initially developed for women with chronic suicidality and borderline personality disorder, it is increasingly used in various health settings for a breadth of "difficult-to-treat" patients. Since the 1990s, DBT has been subjected to numerous clinical trials and adapted for various populations, including adolescents and forensic inpatients and outpatients. Comprehensive DBT has been found to have practical utility for reducing violence and self-harm. In addition, it can reduce problem behaviors in individual clients and stabilize the milieu by employing eastern principles of acceptance and compassion paired with careful behaviorism. This program provides participants with a thorough introduction to standard DBT and the specific adaptations and strategies beneficial for adults and juveniles in forensic settings (e.g., jails/prisons, forensic hospitals, juvenile justice settings, probation). In addition, the research supporting comprehensive DBT in forensic settings is discussed.

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.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe standard, comprehensive DBT

Describe the adaptations to standard DBT (e.g., Day Treatment, Inpatient, Substance Abuse)

Describe the research to date on forensic applications of DBT

Describe the research to date on correctional applications of DBT

Describe basic structural elements of comprehensive DBT as applied to adults in forensic and correctional settings

Describe basic structural elements of comprehensive DBT as applied to juveniles in forensic and correctional settings

Describe obstacles, as well as drivers of successful implementation of DBT in forensic and correctional settings

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Presented By

Michele Galietta, PhD

Dr. Michele Galietta is 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, adap...

Curriculum

1. Introduction

2. Forensic DBT Theory

3. Theoretical Background

4. Strategies

5. Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities

6. Assumptions

7. Stages of Treatment

8. Skills Groups and Consultation Teams

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