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, PhD.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment originally developed for women with chronic suicidality and borderline personality disorder. Since the 1990s, DBT has been subjected to numerous clinical trials and has been adapted for a variety of populations including adolescents and forensic inpatients and outpatients. DBT has been found to have great practical utility for the reduction of violence and self-harm in forensic settings. This program provides 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 program discusses 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.

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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, 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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