Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles.
During this certificate course you will receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives. This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development.
Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this seminar with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice.
This course counts towards the educational requirements when applying for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI).Additional Resources
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John Lothes, M.A., LPA, LCAS-A, is a licensed psychological associate in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a clinician, John was hired by Delta Behavioral Health in 2008 to help start up and run their Dialectical Behavioral Therapy informed partial hospital program and a DBT informed substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP). Since 2008, John has provided supervision to interns that have been trained in the partial hospital program and the SAIOP, teaching them how to apply DBT skills to their therapy. John also incorporates DBT into his individual practice working with a number of disorders. John was introduced to DBT during his internship at the New Hanover County Behavioral Health Hospital, an inpatient facility where he eventually led DBT groups in both their inpatient partial hospital program and substance abuse program. While on internship, in August of 2004, John spent a week training on DBT with Dr. Linehan at the New England Education Institute in Cape Cod, MA.
In 2014, John completed the 10 day intensive training in DBT through Behavioral Tech.
Mr. Lothes is a full-time faculty member at University of North Carolina Wilmington in the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences and teaches as an adjunct in the Psychology Department. He has published research on mindfulness and the cultivation of mindfulness in individuals. He continues to research mindfulness and is conducting research on DBT in partial hospital settings and intensive outpatient settings.
Financial: John Lothes II has an employment relationship with Delta Behavioral Health. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: John Lothes II has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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History & Philosophy of DBT
Distress Tolerance Skills
Emotional Regulation Skills
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
DBT in Practice
Best Methods of Changing Behaviors
Communication Styles: Reciprocal and Irreverent Consultation Group
Next Steps: Develop Your Proficiency in DBT
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