Why you'll love this course

If you've ever wanted to work with a client using a Dialectical Behavior Therapy framework, but didn't have the resources available for a full DBT implementation, this course walks you through some interventions and benefits of a DBT-informed approach.

Course description

Individuals with emotion dysregulation disorders experience challenges managing emotional, behavioral, and cognitive stress. They may engage in dangerous, life-threatening behaviors, such as self-harm and substance use, to manage the intensity of their experience. In this course, participants will learn to identify such disorders, and gain a working knowledge of therapeutic strategies within the Dialectical Behavior Therapy framework that enable clients to more effectively regulate intense emotional experiences. This course helps therapists to work from a DBT-informed perspective even in contexts where a comprehensive DBT program is not available or appropriate.

2 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive)

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three challenges that individuals with an emotion dysregulation disorder experience in regulating emotional, behavioral, and cognitive responses to stress

  • Conceptualize certain dangerous behaviors as a means to cope with and manage intense emotions

  • Apply at least three interventions that can help clients alleviate the effects of a pervasive emotional dysregulation disorder

  • Identify at least three differences between a comprehensive DBT program and DBT-informed therapy

Course outline

1. Biosocial Theory/Transactional Model

2. Environmental Effects & EDD

3. Self-injurious behaviors and suicide

4. Understanding emotion

a. Primary & secondary emotions

5. What DBT has to offer

a. DBT is Evidence-Based

b. What are Dialectics?

c. DBT -- multiple components and functions

d. Diagnosis & assessment

6. DBT-informed treatment

7. Who benefits from DBT?

8. Stage 1 treatment

a. Targets

b. Behavioral Chain Analysis & Problem Solving

9. Determining behavioral patterns

10. DBT skills training

a. Goals

b. Format

References

Instructor

Vena Wilson, LCSW

Vena Wilson is a Nevada Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice, and Practicum Field Liaison for the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and related interventions for enhancing behavioral and emotional stability.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 120 minutes.

Topic Area:

Clinical Practice

Instructional Level:

Beginner to Intermediate. This course presumes familiarity with diagnostic indicators of emotion dysregulation disorders, but not with specific treatments or interventions including DBT and behavior chain analysis.

Completion Requirements:

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. The course completion quiz can be retaken multiple times until passed.

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, and marriage and family therapists.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: January 28, 2021 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning 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.

Refund Policy:

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Contact Information:

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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 2 hours of continuing education (2 CE credits) for psychologists.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2020 – 07/06/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 continuing education credits in the Clinical topic area.

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 2 hours 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.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582. 

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0030.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0206.

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.


This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.