Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has drastically changed the landscape of how psychotherapy is delivered. Originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT has since been adapted for various populations and numerous complex diagnoses. This workshop is meant to be an introduction to what DBT is, how DBT works, and to help attendees identify if further training in DBT is the right fit for themselves and their clients. As DBT is a complex treatment with multiple components, it is not expected that attendees will gain full competence to deliver DBT, but rather will gain the necessary knowledge to determine if DBT may be a good fit for their practice and to seek out further training.
Upon completing the workshop, participants will be able to better describe:
What DBT is and how DBT works
The four components of comprehensive DBT: Individual Therapy, Group Skills Training, Phone Coaching, and Consultation Team
The goals of the four DBT skills modules of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance