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Continuing Education Offerings

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Understand and Utilizing

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  1. The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an understanding of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an evidence-based practice (EBP).

  2. This includes understanding the theory of DBT and learning the four main skills modules:

  3. Core Mindfulness,

  4. Emotion Regulation,

  5. Distress Tolerance and

  6. Interpersonal Effectiveness.

  7. Participants will be able to determine appropriate populations for which to use DBT and utilize the skills as treatment interventions.


Understanding and Treating

Borderline Personality Disorder

  1. Understand the theory of the development of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  2. Understand the theory of treatment based on dialects.

  3. Learn the assumptions about clients and treatment.

  4. Identify strategies for crisis management and ongoing treatment utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills.


Mindfulness: A Therapeutic Intervention

  1. Learn the definition of mindfulness and when it is an effective intervention for clients.

  2. Identify the different types of meditation

  3. Understand how mindfulness is used as a specific intervention for a variety of populations and symptoms.


Adopting A DBT World View:

Self-Care For Therapists

Learner Objectives

1. Identification of Risks: Participants will be identifying the possible risks to helping professionals, as well as identifying symptoms and contributing factors to those risks.

2. Self-Care: Participants will be able to define self-care, identify common self-care practices and the connection of DBT skills to self-care practice.

3. DBT Worldview to Enhance Self-Care: Participants will learn how DBT worldview can enhance their current self-care practice. They will learn how to apply these practices to the four levels of self-care: individual, team, organization, and society.


What & How of  Teaching DBT Skills

  1. The What’s & How’s of Teaching DBT Skills

  2. DBT Skills for Therapists: Learning to Teach skills

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This program has been approved for 24 CEUs

by the NASW Washington State Chapter.

Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and

Mental Health Counselors are eligible.

Provider number is #1975-485.

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