Day 2: 6/10/21 Dialectical Behavior Therapy Approaches to Treat Problematic Behavior Patterns

Course Dates:

Wed., June 9, 2021 from 9:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Thurs., June 10, 2021 from 9:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Fri., June 11, 2021 from 9:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This course will focus on using Dialectical Behavior Therapy theory and interventions to assess and intervene with problematic behavior patterns including behaviors associated with suicidality and self harm, substance use, and impaired functioning. Marsha Linehan’s theory, psychoeducational material, and phases of treatment will be reviewed and practiced with didactic and experiential methods.

Learning Objectives:


After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.    Identify Bio-social theory aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
2.    Identify maladaptive attempts of coping in a conceptual construct. 
3.    Develop a person-centered treatment plan addressing all functional areas in which DBT objectives and interventions can be applied. 
4.    Apply DBT techniques during phase oriented treatment of behaviors (starting with highest risk behaviors). 
5.    Define and understand how the 4 modules of DBT (Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) are used to increase healthy and effective behaviors to enhance areas of functioning.