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Skills, Coaching, Crisis Calls, and Putting it All Together (DBT - 6)

Presented By Michele Galietta, PhD
Michele Galietta, PhD

10 hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Skills, Coaching, Crisis Calls, and Putting it All Together 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 sixth of 7 programs in this certification.

One of the four components of comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is telephone coaching. As DBT formally incorporates intersession contact, it is essential to understand this therapeutic tool's protocol, utility, and function. This program orients participants to this unique aspect of DBT and utilizes role-play to demonstrate clinical examples. While patients do not have to be in crisis to use coaching, there are times that patients may need coaching during an ongoing crisis. Therefore, DBT providers are educated on how to handle a crisis call.

Another unique aspect of DBT is the consultation team. The consultation team is the backbone of DBT, providing emotional and technical support for DBT therapists. In addition, the consultation team makes therapists more skillful in delivering DBT, like how the skills group makes patients more skillful. This program discusses a consultation team's agenda, common problems, agreements, and solutions for healthy teams.

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 standard DBT

Describe consultation teams

Demonstrate clients in the use of DBT skills when in crisis

Describe informal exposure with an individual client

Demonstrate the communication strategies in DBT

Describe the case management strategies and how they are used in DBT

Demonstrate the principles and practices of mindfulness in the treatment, for clients, therapists, and teams

Demonstrate mindfulness practice

Describe factors relevant to successful DBT implementation

Describe factors relevant to sustaining DBT programs


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. Mindfulness and Homework Review

2. Risk Review

3. Coaching - Telephone and In-vivo

4. Coaching Exercise and Discussion - Part 1

5. Coaching Exercise and Discussion - Part 2

6. Dealing with Crises

7. Dealing with Crises Exercise

8. Mindfulness Activity and Homework

9. Consultation Team - Part 1

10. Consultation Team - Part 2

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CE Credit

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Convenience & Flexibility

Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!


Earn Certificates

This is badge-earning course, which means it will help you earn a certificate that can be showcased on digital platforms like Linkedin.