10 hours | 10 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Validation, Commitment, Targeting, and The First Four Sessions is presented by Michele Galietta, Ph.D. It is the fourth of seven programs in our Comprehensive DBT Certification Curriculum.
Validation is a vital concept in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Validation means acknowledging the legitimacy of what an individual is saying or how they are behaving. Various validation levels help providers "validate the valid." This program teaches providers how to find the kernel of truth from another's perspective. In addition, this program demonstrates how to foster a validating environment to enhance change through role-playing.
Moreover, In DBT, there are three treatment target categories: life-threatening behavior, therapy-interfering behavior, and quality-of-life-interfering behavior. As a result, it can become difficult for a DBT provider to decide where to start in a session; therefore, participants learn how to manage session time according to DBT's hierarchy of targets. Lastly, the first four sessions are structured to orient patients to DBT. Agreements are established, expectations are voiced, and commitment is garnered. As such, this program walks DBT providers through these crucial sessions and demonstrates obtaining or strengthening a client’s commitment through didactics and role-playing.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe the levels of Validation
Describe the use of Validation with one individual Client
Demonstrate commitment of a new client to DBT
Describe an effective treatment plan addressing suicidality
Describe commitment strategies and practice
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...
1. Mindfulness Activity and Homework Review
2. Validation and Commitment Introduction
4. Validation - Exercise 1
5. Validation - Exercise 2
6. Commitment Strategies
7. Commitment Practice
8. Mindfulness Practice and Homework Review
9. Structure of DBT Therapy
10. Targeting Exercise 2
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