The concept of dialectics originated in philosophy, by those who sought to find truth and synthesis in multiple divergent points of view. Integrating dialectics into psychotherapy can enhance patients’ abilities to become more open, curious, compassionate, and flexible.
This course provides practical instruction in how to utilize dialectical thinking and interventions to improve patients' psychological and behavioral flexibility. This can particularly help patients who struggle with dichotomous thinking, rigid belief systems (e.g. righteousness), limited behavioral responses, difficulty with perspective taking (including empathy), limited insight, or a combination of these.
While this course is rooted in a cognitive behavioral framework, participants from all theoretical orientations can apply the knowledge presented in this course to their own work. Specific knowledge of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which popularized the idea of dialectics in the clinical context, is not required.
1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive)
Transfer knowledge to clients through effective psychoeducation about dichotomous and evaluative thinking
Demonstrate (model) the effective use of dialectics with patients
Use dialectics to target dichotomous thinking, linear/perfectionist behaviors, and emotion dysregulation in session
- Practicing Dialectics handout
This was such a great training. It was a succinct and digestible way to understand this concept and how to incorporate into clinical work. Very helpful! Highly recommend.
This was such a great training. It was a succinct and digestible way to understand this concept and how to incorporate into clinical work. Very helpful! Highly recommend.Read Less
The content gave me practical information to do NOW in sessions as well as to shift how I respond to sometimes difficult clients that do not have the developed skills yet for change only. Presenter was excellent, and very engaging. Makes me want t...Read More
The content gave me practical information to do NOW in sessions as well as to shift how I respond to sometimes difficult clients that do not have the developed skills yet for change only. Presenter was excellent, and very engaging. Makes me want to look for more training videos from her specifically. Simple Practice is great resource for offering such accessible training.Read Less
Dr. Rubin has led presentations and workshops specific to the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, including its application for Spanish-speaking populations.
Format and Length:
Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 72 minutes
NAADAC Counselor Skill Group 4: Counseling Services
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and substance abuse counselors.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: June 13, 2019
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.
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SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
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This course has been approved by SimplePractice, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 Hour CE. NAADAC Provider #186410. SimplePractice is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Click here to view our complete CE approval information.