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Using Third-Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapies as an Adjunct to Forensic Treatment

Presented By Mollimichelle (Cabeldue) McClendon, PhD | Lyndsay Brooks, PsyD
Mollimichelle (Cabeldue) McClendon, PhD Lyndsay Brooks, PsyD

3 Hours | 3 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Using Third-Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapies as an Adjunct to Forensic Treatment is presented by Mollimichelle Cabeldue, Ph.D., and Lyndsay Brooks, Psy.D

Third-wave cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT), including Mindfulness-Based CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, represent an extension of traditional CBT and emphasize process over content, personal values, mindfulness, and acceptance. As there has been an increasing movement toward using evidence-based practices in treatment, these modalities reflect new approaches which can be utilized in various settings. Forensic populations, including pretrial defendants undergoing competency restoration and not guilty by reason of insanity acquittees hospitalized for risk of dangerousness, have long-needed evidence-based treatments to address clinical needs, including impulsivity, aggression, psychosis, and emotion dysregulation.

This program reviews the various ways in which third-wave approaches can be used as an adjunct to forensic treatment with appropriate adaptations. Case examples are used to illustrate ways in which patients may benefit from each of the discussed modalities. Research highlighting how these modalities can be utilized to decrease clinician burnout 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.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe an understanding of the history of third-wave approaches

Describe at least two treatment needs of each of the two types of forensic populations, including NGRI patients and pretrial defendants

Describe at least two interventions of each of the three approaches, including mindfulness-based cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy

Describe how various interventions from third-wave approaches can be applied to forensic populations to address their treatment needs.

Describe two ways in which third-wave approaches can be utilized to treat providers in forensic settings to decrease burnout


Presented By

Mollimichelle (Cabeldue) McClendon, PhD

Mollimichelle (Cabeldue) McClendon, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Texas, Colorado, and Louisiana. She completed a forensic postdoctoral fellowship through Tulane School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with clinical work at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health Syst...

Presented By

Lyndsay Brooks, PsyD

Lyndsay Brooks, Psy.D. is a psychologist licensed in the states of Texas and California. Dr. Brooks earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University. She completed an APA-accredited internship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and received her postdoctoral training in an ...


1. Introduction

2. History of Third-Wave Approaches

3. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

4. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

5. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

6. Forensic Treatment

7. Applying Mindfulness-Based CT

8. Applying DBT

9. Applying ACT

10. Third-Wave Approaches for Burnout

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