If you have solid DBT training and experience, then you know the truth…
It works, often with flying colors, until it doesn’t.
“Sticking to the manual” may lead to negative outcomes and frustration for clients who:
Undermine their therapy with treatment-resistant behaviors…
Are losing hope in their battle with Bipolar Disorder…
Need therapy that effectively treats their mental health diagnosis AND their substance use disorder.
You know DBT is one of the most adaptable treatments across settings and diagnoses.
But how do you adapt your DBT treatment to reach your most difficult clients, the ones your manual doesn’t mention?
Join world-renowned DBT trainer and clinician Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, along with Eboni Webb, PsyD, Sher van Djik, MSW, and Steve Girardeau, PsyD, as they explore how they’ve adapted the core skills of DBT to bring relief and recovery to clients with complex trauma issues, Bipolar Disorder, and dual diagnosis.
Plus…you’ll get instant access to The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual: DBT for Self-Help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings, 2nd Edition.
It’s jampacked with crystal-clear explanations and worksheets that make DBT skills more accessible for you and your clients.
Don’t wait, expand your DBT practice today.
Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll learn:
DBT for Complex Trauma – Insecure attachments in youth can lead to treatment-resistant behaviors in adult clients. Dr. Eboni Webb draws from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to connect with treatment-resistant clients, allowing the core DBT skills to take root in their lives.
DBT for Bipolar Disorder – You don’t have to shy away from these clients. Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, uses a DBT-informed (and research-based) approach to help clients with Bipolar Disorder increase self-efficacy and manage their emotions more effectively.
DBT for Dual Disorders – Can it really work? Steve Girardeau, PsyD, says “Yes!” – with an integrated dual disorder treatment that’s tailored to your client’s needs, accounts for potential chemical use relapse, and involves consistent case coordination across treatment providers.
DBT in Action – Some say there’s only one legitimate way to apply DBT – others defend their DBT adaptations as evidence-based. Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, provides a dialectical synthesis for the debate, and best practices for delivering effective DBT therapy via Telehealth.
With an expanded DBT practice, you can help even your most difficult clients learn to solve life’s problems as they arise, and manage their stress as it fluctuates.
When left untreated, complex trauma can lead to increased treatment interfering behaviors. Whether conscious or unconscious, issues like canceling sessions or chronic lateness can stand in the way of your client’s progress. Learn to integrate trauma-focused interventions into your DBT practice. Help your clients embrace DBT skills and overcome their traumatic past.
Clients with Bipolar disorder often share similarities with borderline personality disorder. Emotional dysregulation is a common issue among both client groups. Learn to integrate core DBT skills like mindfulness distress tolerance and emotional regulation to build an effective clinical treatment plan for your clients with a bipolar disorder diagnosis. Deliver DBT - informed treatment with confidence — for both individuals and groups.
Many clients today seek treatment for mental AND chemical health issues. Those clients depend on you and your expertise to integrate your treatment with others they may need. Learn to skillfully adapt DBT principles and pair them with chemical health treatment that helps your clients break free from ineffective patterns and leave their shame behind.
Part of being an advanced therapist is determining fact from fiction. There may be multiple, equally legitimate ways of following evidence, and you’ll need to determine what works best for your clients and your setting. Reinforce the fundamentals of DBT, learn to make your practice evidence-based, and establish best practices for delivering DBT in the age of telehealth.
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