DBT with the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was originally developed by Marsha Linehan as a way to help individuals with suicidal ideation. Later on, it became an evidence-based treatment for treating individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). However, in order for this model to be effective with this population, it is crucial that helping professionals learn how to appropriately implement DBT. During this course, Mary Bennett, LCSW, offers an overview of the DBT model in how it applies to treat individuals with BPD. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to diagnose and treat BPD through the DBT lens.
- Gain an in-depth understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder.
- Understand what is meant by full fidelity Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
- Describe the 4 modules of DBT: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation.
- Discuss the hierarchy of needs and structure of an individual DBT session, including opening mindfulness activity, review diary card and/or chain analyses, discuss current clinical issues and DBT skill application, assign homework.
- Implement diary cards within the session.
- Build confidence in using DBT to help individuals with BPD work through their emotional regulation challenges, interpersonal problems, and manipulative behaviors.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 hours per session total of 4 hours
- Skill level Beginner to intermediate
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes