This webinar, presented by Dr. Michele Galietta, provides an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a cognitive behavior therapy that emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help individuals learn (and use) new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. This webinar provides an overview of the components of DBT as well as a discussion of how this therapy can be used to treat a variety of client problems.
This course is relevant for psychologists, psychiatrists, case managers, social workers, nurses, marriage & family therapists, alcohol & drug abuse counselors and other mental health professionals who work with individuals for whom comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatments are relevant. This course is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:
– Describe the modes of DBT and their Function
– Describe how DBT can be used to treat a variety of client problems
About Dr. Michele Galietta
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, adaptation and dissemination of empirically-supported treatments to community and forensic/correctional settings. Her areas of clinical expertise include the assessment and treatment of trauma, self-harm, and suicide across the lifespan. Dr. Galietta has created specialized units and/or consulted to numerous civil, forensic, and correctional settings on risk assessment, risk management, behavioral interventions, and complex needs case formulation.
Dr. Galietta is regarded as a leading expert in the implementation of dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Galietta is a certified DBT clinician. For over a decade, Dr. Galietta served as a principal trainer for Behavioral Tech, LLC, the company founded by the developer of DBT, Dr. Marsha Linehan. Dr. Galietta has consulted to over 100 agencies in the US and abroad on DBT initiatives. She has worked extensively in public sector settings including state psychiatric hospitals and jails, prisons, and juvenile justice settings. She was principal investigator of an NIMH funded trial of DBT for individuals charged with interpersonal violence or stalking and authored the article, “Adapting DBT for the Treatment of Psychopathy.” She has conducted trainings for New York City Police Officers on mindfulness, communicating with mentally ill individuals, and hostage negotiations. Dr. Galietta has appeared on CNN and Court TV, and has been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and other media outlets.
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Home Study Program is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quiz and evaluation for this Distance Learning Home Study Program. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the webinar quiz with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 1 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
Board Approvals: APA, CPA, NBCC, ASWB, and approved by The British Psychological Society (CPD’s). Click here for state and other regional board approvals.
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