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Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT - 1)

Presented By Michele Galietta, PhD
Michele Galietta, PhD

10 hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on an Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is presented by Michele Galietta, Ph.D. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues. It is the first of 7 programs in this certification.

This program discusses the dialectical nature of DBT, i.e., the balance between change-based technology (via behavior therapy) with acceptance-based principles (via validation) in depth. In addition, the program describes the theoretical and empirical foundations for DBT. It reviews empirical findings, limitations of the current research, and the extent to which research findings are generalizable.

The program also examines the structure of DBT, treatment targets, and DBT’s philosophical assumptions. Lastly, using case examples, it will demonstrate how DBT treats or ameliorates mental health problems rather than just managing them.

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 an introduction to DBT

Describe salient features of the research behind DBT

Describe adaptations of DBT for specialized settings and populations

Describe the structure of DBT

Describe bio-social theory of DBT

Describe the therapist and client agreements in DBT

Describe the assumptions of clients and therapy in DBT

Describe the modes of DBT and their Function


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 to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

2. DBT Research

3. DBT Theory

4. DBT with Emotion Regulation Deficits

5. DBT Structure

6. DBT Impatient Adaptation

7. DBT Stages of Treatment

8. DBT Skills Group

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