Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT Online Certificate Course

How To Manage Your Emotions And Deal With Others Better

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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Course begins by outlining what DBT is, why and how it was developed (including a little about its creator, Marsha M Linehan), and how it is used. From this foundational knowledge, you’ll quickly gain an understanding of the therapy and the benefits of learning and using DBT Skills.

DBT is a practical, hands-on therapy which can be used to help everyone, even you don’t have a mood disorder. From this course you will learn about emotions and how to change them, become more able to interact better with others, be more mindful, and learn how to handle difficult situations proficiently.

The course looks at the causes and reasons for emotional suffering and how ineffective behaviors develop. You’ll gain a greater understanding of Emotion Dysregulation, including physical reasons that it may occur and how it can affect a person’s personal and professional life.

What you will learn with our Dialectical Behavior Therapy Course

  • DBT Overview
  • Biosocial Theory and How Emotion Dysregulation Develops
  • Rationale for DBTs Structure
  • Different DBT Skills Learning Environments
  • Filling Your Toolbox
  • Analyzing Problem Behavior
  • DBT Mindfulness Skills
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Typical Individual Sessions and Possible Group Issues for Leaders
  • Introduction to Core Mindfulness Skills

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Course - Requirements

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Courses
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Courses Outline

Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT Online Certificate Course

Module 1: DBT Overview

Part 1: What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is usually used in treating people who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder. It is a comprehensive, modular, multi-diagnostic treatment plan. This type of therapy uses cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is DBT?

Part 2: The History of DBT

Dr Marsha Linehan DBT in order to address the various behavioral and cognitive issues and tackles other means that can be used in treating Borderline Personality Disorder.

Part 3: What Does it Mean to be Dialectical?

In order for something to be called dialectal, the opposite forces are brought together and will become more than the sum of their parts. DBT defines as the result of change strategies. It is also the acceptance strategies that come together in creating something more significant than they are as an individual.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Assumption for Dialectical Point of View
  1. Everything is Interrelated
  2. The Universe is Not Static
  3. Change is the Only Constant

Part 4: Who is DBT for?

DBT is for everyone since in modern life often demands everybody to pay attention to more than one thing at a time. Professional therapists also improve their lives by learning and applying the skills that they are using with their patients.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Case Studies
  1. Ellen
  2. Jim
  3. Michelle

Module 2: Biosocial Theory and How Emotion Dysregulation Develops

Part 1: Deconstructing Emotion Dysregulation

DBT is an effective therapy that helps people who suffer the effects and consequences of Emotion Dysregulation. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Deconstructing Emotion Dysregulation
  • The Role of Invalidation in Emotion Dysregulation
  • Childhood Trauma: Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect and Emotion Dysregulation
  • What Does Emotion Regulation Look Like?
  • Coping with Intense Emotions

Part 2: Biosocial Theory

It is essential to have basic knowledge of understanding the various factors that may contribute to Emotion Dysregulation. It is also vital to learn and discover one's possible contributing factors.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Case Study
  1. Rachelle
  • Emotion Dysregulation Fallout

Part 3: Skills Modules by Category

For this part, a breakdown of the specific skills that are taught in DBT will be presented, and the broader category each skill is grouped altogether with.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Module 3: Rationale for DBTs Structure

Part 1: DBT’s Many Working Parts

Dr Linehan designed the program in a modular treatment program. It was designed this way so that the program will become more adaptable to the needs of everyone.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • DBT’s Many Working Parts
  • The Purpose of DBT’s Many Working Parts
  • Dialectical Skills Division of Labor
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Principles Used in DBT
  • What Types of Disorders and Conditions is DBT Effective With?

Part 2: DBT Stages

It is vital to any person learning about DBT to know and understand which DBT stage they are currently in and follow the steps accordingly.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • DBT Stage 1
  • DBT Stage 2
  • DBT Stage 3
  • DBT Stage 4

Module 4: Different DBT Skills Learning Environments

Part 1: Different Types of DBT Therapeutic Environments

It is essential to know and understand the various ways that DBT Skills Training can be used. It will become useful to add DBT to a wellness program or augment to one’s private therapeutic practice.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Different Types of DBT Therapeutic Environments
  1. Forming a DBT Skills Team
  2. Individual DBT Skills Training
  3. Standard DBT Skills Training
  4. Considerations Before Starting DBT
  5. Assessment Tools for Use with DBT
  6. Post-Assessment – Introduction to DBT Skills Training

Part 2: DBT Basics

Diary Card is being used daily in order to reflect on what happened within the day. It records an individual's mood and action, and it also tracks the usage of the skills provided for DBT. Moreover, the daily card is used in tracking one's behavioral pattern.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Broad DBT Skills Training Goals

Part 3: Forming a Group

DBT can be conducted in groups using the same raw format.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Group Session Guidelines
  • DBT Assumptions

Part 4: How is DBT Different from other Types of Therapy

Although various similarities can be found between DBT and other types of therapy, there are also several advantages that DBT has from the other types of therapies.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Dialectical Strategies
  • Validating Ourselves and Others
  1. Reduces Emotion Dysregulation
  2. Counteracts Self-Invalidation
  • Committing to Changing Problem Behavior
  • Cognitive Therapy in DBT

Module 5: Filling Your Toolbox

Part 1: The Diary Card

Routine is an essential part of DBT since often people who seek out DBT have unorganized life and goes through from one crisis to the next before learning and applying the skills.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Diary Card
  • TIPP

Part 2: Half Smile and Willing Hands

Half Smiling and Willing Hands is another Distress Tolerance Skill that can be quickly master, and it has immediate positive effects. The reasoning behind this is that it tells an individual's body how to feel.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Setting DBT Goals

Module 6: Analyzing Problem Behavior

Part 1: Chain Analysis

Chain Analysis and Missing Links are the essential tools that are being used in analyzing behavior for DBT. It enables an individual to understand the cause of problem behaviors and the hidden payoffs that there are for continuing problem behaviors.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Chain Analysis
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Step 5
  • Step 6
  • Step 7
  • Step 8

Part 2: Chain Analysis Guide and Worksheets

The chain analysis worksheet can be used whenever a person engages in problem behavior.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Missing Links Analysis

Module 7: DBT Mindfulness Skills

Part 1: DBT Mindfulness Skills

Mindfulness is an essential part of recovery since it enables a person to focus and tend to one thing at a time.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Benefits of Mindfulness
  • Characteristics of Mindfulness
  • Doing and Being Mind

Part 2: 5-Minute Mindfulness Exercises

There are various ways to do mindfulness exercises. It can be done in groups or individually depending on one’s personal preferences. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Possible Mindfulness Activities
  • Core Mindfulness Skills

Part 3: Introducing You to Core Mindfulness Skills

It is vital to organize the different parts of Mindfulness in one's mind.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Possible Concerns
  1. Is Mindfulness a Religion?
  • Introduction to The Mindfulness "What Skills"
  1. What Skills
  • An Observe Exercise
  • Introspection
  • Homework: Mindfulness Observe Worksheet

Part 4: Describe Skills

In order for an individual to describe something, there is an essential need for them to observe. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Describe Exercise
  • Introspection – Describe
  • Participate Skills
  • Introspection – Participate

Part 5: The Mindfulness How Skills

The How Skills tackles and discusses the manner and attitude that the What Skills are being done. These skills are being done all at the same time.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Non-Judgmentally
  • Effectively
  • Practicing the How Skills

Module 8: Emotion Regulation

Part 1: The Purpose of Emotions

The primary purpose of the Emotion Regulation Skill is to help further an individual learn about their emotions and how it can serve them in both negative and positive ways. Once an individual knows and becomes aware of their own emotions, they can start exerting more control over them.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Purpose of Emotions
  • Some Facts About Emotions
  • Introspection
  • Factors Which Make Us Vulnerable to Emotions

Part 2: When is Emotion Regulation Used

Another purpose of Emotion Regulation is that it helps in regulating ineffective emotions. Regulate is the term being used because ineffective emotions cannot be stopped all at the same time. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Universal Emotions
  1. Fear
  2. Anger
  3. Disgust
  4. Jealousy
  5. Love
  6. Sadness 
  7. Shame
  8. Guilt
  • Describing Emotions
  1. Events that often cause anger
  2. Interpretations of events
  3. How we experience emotions physically
  4. Acting out Anger
  5. After the Burst of Anger
  • Barriers to Observing and Describing Emotions

Part 3: Checking the Facts

Checking the Facts is a tool that helps in deciding which skill to use to in changing emotions if ever it is possible and needed.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Why Do We Question Our Thoughts and Beliefs?
  1. Our Beliefs Give Rise to Strong Emotions
  2. Lack of Clarity About What We Need Leads to Not Getting What We Need: Emotional Misery
  3. Extreme Thinking and Thinking in Absolutes Leads to Overwhelming and Extreme Emotions
  4. Starting with a Faulty Premise Leads to New Problems

Part 4: Changing Emotions – Opposite Action

Opposite action is when an individual resists their specific impulse and does the exact opposite of their impulse. It is a mean of creating and strengthening new neural pathways.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is Opposite Action?
  • When Should We Use Opposite Action?
  • The Opposite Action Worksheet and Instructions

Part 5: Problem Solving

After working with the Check the Facts Worksheet, it is not essential to find the facts that do not match one's emotion. Problem-solving is being used to change painful emotions when acting on emotion is not advisable.

Part 6: Reducing Vulnerability to Emotion Mind – Introduction to ABC PLEASE Skills

Reducing vulnerability to Emotion Mind is mostly about having daily habits. Most of the skills being used are practical common-sense skills that may have fallen by the wayside or skills that were never taught.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Accumulating Positive Emotions
  • How to Accumulate Positive Experiences
  1. When Time and Resources May be an Issue
  2. When Motivation Might be an issue?
  3. When Worth is an Issue
  4. Be Mindful
  5. Set Realistic Expectations
  • Adding Positive Experiences to Your Daily Life Worksheet and Instructions –Short Term
  • About Accumulating Long-Term Positive Emotions
  • What Holds People Back from Working Towards Long-Term Goals?
  1. Commitment
  2. Identify Values
  3. Pick One Value to Focus on Now
  4. Set Goals Related to the Value
  5. Pick One Goal to Work On
  6. Identify Each Step Towards Your Goal
  7. Take the First Step

Part 7: Build Mastery

Building mastery requires an individual to do things that make them feel capable, in control, and useful. It enables them to build confidence and a sense of competence.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to Build Mastery Over Time
  1. Do Something Every Day
  2. Set Yourself Up for Success
  3. Increase the Difficulty Incrementally
  • Building Mastery Worksheet and Instructions

Part 8: Cope Ahead

Trigger situations are the various factors that set off an individual's ineffective behavior. These are circumstances that set off the problem behavior. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Cope Ahead Worksheet and Instructions
  • PLEASE Skills – Taking Care of the Body
  • Treat Physical Illness
  • Balance Eating
  • Avoid Mood-Altering Substances
  • Balance Sleep
  • Please Worksheet

Part 9: Managing Very Difficult Emotions

Often emotional arousal can be so intense that an individual becomes paralyzed or may experience dissociation. Crisis skills may be used in these situations.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Effective Ways of Experiencing Emotions
  • Worksheet for Troubleshooting Difficult Emotions

Module 9: Distress Tolerance Skills

Part 1: Crisis Survival Skill

Distress Tolerance Skills are focused on tolerating difficult situations without making those situations worse. There are various reasons why these skills are beneficial to an individual.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Distress Tolerance Goals
  • Crisis Survival Skill – STOP
  • STOP Worksheet and Instructions
  • Pros and Cons
  • Instructions and Pros and Cons Worksheet
  • Distracting with Wise Mind Accepts
  • Instructions for Wise Mind Accepts and Worksheet
  • The 7 Distracting Skills

Part 2: Self-Soothe Through the Five Senses

Self-soothe is about learning how to tolerate one's distress without the need of help from anybody else. This is considered as one of the critical skills that an individual must develop.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Create a Self-Soothe Emergency Kit
  • IMPROVE the Moment
  • IMPROVE the Moment Worksheet and Instructions

Part 3: Reality Acceptance Skills

Reality Acceptance Skills are skills that help to reduce and decrease an individual's suffering when they are living a life they do not necessarily want and cannot presently change.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Radical Acceptance
  • Turning the Mind Worksheet and Instructions
  • Willingness Worksheet and Instructions

Module 10: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Part 1: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills enables a person to learn how to obtain objectives and maintain their relationships while maintaining self-respect. It also allows a person to decrease isolation and learn how to develop better and new relationship towards others.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Objective Effectiveness Goals in Relationships
  • DEAR MAN – Objective Effectiveness
  • DEAR MAN Worksheet and Instructions
  • GIVE – Relationship Effectiveness
  • GIVE Worksheet

Part 2: FAST – When Keeping Self-Respect is the Priority

FAST or Fair, Apologize, Stick to Values, and Truthfulness is a skill that is being used when the interpersonal priority is to maintain self-respect. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Fair
  • Don’t Apologize
  • Stick to Your Values
  • FAST Worksheet

Part 3: Building Relationships and Ending Destructive Ones

An essential step towards ending isolation and depression is learning how to maintain and create healthy relationships with their peers. Having sufficient knowledge on aspects of a healthy relationship helps a person to make decisions about which relationships to keep and which to end.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Why are Friends Important?
  • We are all Lovable
  • Finding and Getting People to Like You
  1. Proximity
  2. Conversation Skills
  3. Express Liking
  4. Be Mindful
  • Ending Relationships
  • Walking the Middle Path
  • Dialectics Worksheet

Module 11: Typical Individual Sessions and Possible Group Issues for Leaders

Part 1: Routine of a Typical Individual Session

In this part, it will be discussed on what usually happens in a typical individual session providing two patient examples and review possible group examples and how leaders should handle them.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Routine of a Typical Individual Session
  • Case Studies
  1. Case Study 1 – Lana
  2. Case Study 2 – Cyril

Part 2: Group Sessions

In group sessions, it is essential to discuss the skills that are being learned and to ask a comparative example from the DBT students. The main goal of conducting this is to stimulate thought amongst students.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Handling Group Session Issues
  1. Cross Talk
  2. Emotion Dysregulation
  3. Oversharing

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

 

Module 1 – DBT Overview

  • Part 1: What is DBT?
  • Part 2: The History of DBT
  • Part 3: What does it mean to be Dialectical?
  • Part 4: Who is DBT for?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Biosocial Theory and How Emotion Dysregulation Develops

  • Part 1: Deconstructing Emotion Dysregulation
  • Part 2: Biosocial Theory
  • Part 3: Skills Modules by Category
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Rationale for DBTs Structure

  • Part 1: DBT’s Many Working Parts
  • Part 2: DBT Stages
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Different DBT Skills Learning Environments

  • Part 1: Different Types of DBT Therapeutic Environments
  • Part 2: DBT Basics
  • Part 3: Forming a Group
  • Part 4: How is DBT Different from other Types of Therapy
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Filling Your Toolbox

  • Part 1: The Diary Card
  • Part 2: Half Smile and Willing Hands
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Analysing Problem Behaviour

  • Part 1: Chain Analysis
  • Part 2: Chain Analysis Guide and Worksheets
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - DBT Mindfulness Skills

  • Part 1: DBT Mindfulness Skills
  • Part 2: 5-Minute Mindfulness Exercises
  • Part 3: Introducing You to Core Mindfulness Skills
  • Part 4: Describe Skills
  • Part 5: The Mindfulness How Skills
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Emotion Regulation

  • Part 1: The Purpose of Emotions
  • Part 2: When is Emotion Regulation Used
  • Part 3: Checking the Facts
  • Part 4: Changing Emotions – Opposite Action
  • Part 5: Problem Solving
  • Part 6: Reducing Vulnerability to Emotion Mind – Introduction to ABC PLEASE Skills
  • Part 7: Build Mastery
  • Part 8: Cope Ahead
  • Part 9: Managing Very Difficult Emotions
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 Distress Tolerance Skills

  • Part 1: Crisis Survival Skill
  • Part 2: Self-Soothe Through the Five Senses
  • Part 3: Reality Acceptance Skills
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Part 1: Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Part 2: FAST – When Keeping Self-Respect is the Priority
  • Part 3: Building Relationships and Ending Destructive Ones
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 – Typical Individual Sessions and Possible Group Issues for Leaders

  • Part 1: Routine of a Typical Individual Session
  • Part 2: Group Sessions
  • Module 11 Assessment

Appendix - Introduction to Core Mindfulness Skills

  • Introduction to Core Mindfulness Skills
  • DBT Skills Training Goals
  • DBT Skills Training Guidelines
  • DBT Skills Training Assumptions
  • DBT Skills Diary Card
  • DBT Skills Training Goals
  • Chain Analysis Worksheet
  • Missing Links Analysis
  • Practising Mindfulness HOW Skills
  • Goals of Mindfulness Practice
  • Observe with Your 5-Senses
  • Describing: Putting Things Into Words
  • Participate: Engaging in the World
  • What Emotions Do for Me Worksheet
  • Emotion Myths Worksheet
  • Universal Emotion Worksheet
  • Check the Facts Worksheet
  • Opposite Action Worksheet
  • Problem-Solving Worksheet
  • Positive Experiences Worksheet
  • Long Term Positive Experiences Worksheet and Build Mastery
  • Cope Ahead Worksheet
  • PLEASE Worksheet
  • Troubleshooting Difficult Emotions Worksheet
  • STOP Worksheet
  • Pros and Cons Worksheet
  • Wise Mind ACCEPTS
  • IMPROVE the Moment
  • Radical Acceptance Worksheet
  • Turning the Mind
  • Willingness Worksheet
  • DEARMAN Worksheet
  • GIVE Worksheet
  • FAST Worksheet
  • Dialectics Worksheet

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Study Dialectical Behavior Therapy Courses; How to Manage Your Emotions and Deal with Others Better

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Course begins by outlining what DBT is, why and how it was developed (including a little about its creator, Marsha M Linehan), and how it is used. From this foundational knowledge, you’ll quickly gain an understanding of the therapy and the benefits of learning and using DBT Skills.

DBT is a practical, hands-on therapy which can be used to help everyone, even you don’t have a mood disorder. From this course you will learn about emotions and how to change them, become more able to interact better with others, be more mindful, and learn how to handle difficult situations proficiently.

The course looks at the causes and reasons for emotional suffering and how ineffective behaviors develop. You’ll gain a greater understanding of Emotion Dysregulation, including physical reasons that it may occur and how it can affect a person’s personal and professional life.

What you will learn with our Dialectical Behavior Therapy Course

  • DBT Overview
  • Biosocial Theory and How Emotion Dysregulation Develops
  • Rationale for DBTs Structure
  • Different DBT Skills Learning Environments
  • Filling Your Toolbox
  • Analyzing Problem Behavior
  • DBT Mindfulness Skills
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Typical Individual Sessions and Possible Group Issues for Leaders
  • Introduction to Core Mindfulness Skills

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Course - Requirements

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Courses
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Courses Outline

Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT Online Certificate Course

Module 1: DBT Overview

Part 1: What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is usually used in treating people who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder. It is a comprehensive, modular, multi-diagnostic treatment plan. This type of therapy uses cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is DBT?

Part 2: The History of DBT

Dr Marsha Linehan DBT in order to address the various behavioral and cognitive issues and tackles other means that can be used in treating Borderline Personality Disorder.

Part 3: What Does it Mean to be Dialectical?

In order for something to be called dialectal, the opposite forces are brought together and will become more than the sum of their parts. DBT defines as the result of change strategies. It is also the acceptance strategies that come together in creating something more significant than they are as an individual.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Assumption for Dialectical Point of View
  1. Everything is Interrelated
  2. The Universe is Not Static
  3. Change is the Only Constant

Part 4: Who is DBT for?

DBT is for everyone since in modern life often demands everybody to pay attention to more than one thing at a time. Professional therapists also improve their lives by learning and applying the skills that they are using with their patients.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Case Studies
  1. Ellen
  2. Jim
  3. Michelle

Module 2: Biosocial Theory and How Emotion Dysregulation Develops

Part 1: Deconstructing Emotion Dysregulation

DBT is an effective therapy that helps people who suffer the effects and consequences of Emotion Dysregulation. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Deconstructing Emotion Dysregulation
  • The Role of Invalidation in Emotion Dysregulation
  • Childhood Trauma: Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect and Emotion Dysregulation
  • What Does Emotion Regulation Look Like?
  • Coping with Intense Emotions

Part 2: Biosocial Theory

It is essential to have basic knowledge of understanding the various factors that may contribute to Emotion Dysregulation. It is also vital to learn and discover one's possible contributing factors.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Case Study
  1. Rachelle
  • Emotion Dysregulation Fallout

Part 3: Skills Modules by Category

For this part, a breakdown of the specific skills that are taught in DBT will be presented, and the broader category each skill is grouped altogether with.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Module 3: Rationale for DBTs Structure

Part 1: DBT’s Many Working Parts

Dr Linehan designed the program in a modular treatment program. It was designed this way so that the program will become more adaptable to the needs of everyone.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • DBT’s Many Working Parts
  • The Purpose of DBT’s Many Working Parts
  • Dialectical Skills Division of Labor
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Principles Used in DBT
  • What Types of Disorders and Conditions is DBT Effective With?

Part 2: DBT Stages

It is vital to any person learning about DBT to know and understand which DBT stage they are currently in and follow the steps accordingly.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • DBT Stage 1
  • DBT Stage 2
  • DBT Stage 3
  • DBT Stage 4

Module 4: Different DBT Skills Learning Environments

Part 1: Different Types of DBT Therapeutic Environments

It is essential to know and understand the various ways that DBT Skills Training can be used. It will become useful to add DBT to a wellness program or augment to one’s private therapeutic practice.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Different Types of DBT Therapeutic Environments
  1. Forming a DBT Skills Team
  2. Individual DBT Skills Training
  3. Standard DBT Skills Training
  4. Considerations Before Starting DBT
  5. Assessment Tools for Use with DBT
  6. Post-Assessment – Introduction to DBT Skills Training

Part 2: DBT Basics

Diary Card is being used daily in order to reflect on what happened within the day. It records an individual's mood and action, and it also tracks the usage of the skills provided for DBT. Moreover, the daily card is used in tracking one's behavioral pattern.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Broad DBT Skills Training Goals

Part 3: Forming a Group

DBT can be conducted in groups using the same raw format.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Group Session Guidelines
  • DBT Assumptions

Part 4: How is DBT Different from other Types of Therapy

Although various similarities can be found between DBT and other types of therapy, there are also several advantages that DBT has from the other types of therapies.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Dialectical Strategies
  • Validating Ourselves and Others
  1. Reduces Emotion Dysregulation
  2. Counteracts Self-Invalidation
  • Committing to Changing Problem Behavior
  • Cognitive Therapy in DBT

Module 5: Filling Your Toolbox

Part 1: The Diary Card

Routine is an essential part of DBT since often people who seek out DBT have unorganized life and goes through from one crisis to the next before learning and applying the skills.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Diary Card
  • TIPP

Part 2: Half Smile and Willing Hands

Half Smiling and Willing Hands is another Distress Tolerance Skill that can be quickly master, and it has immediate positive effects. The reasoning behind this is that it tells an individual's body how to feel.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Setting DBT Goals

Module 6: Analyzing Problem Behavior

Part 1: Chain Analysis

Chain Analysis and Missing Links are the essential tools that are being used in analyzing behavior for DBT. It enables an individual to understand the cause of problem behaviors and the hidden payoffs that there are for continuing problem behaviors.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Chain Analysis
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Step 5
  • Step 6
  • Step 7
  • Step 8

Part 2: Chain Analysis Guide and Worksheets

The chain analysis worksheet can be used whenever a person engages in problem behavior.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Missing Links Analysis

Module 7: DBT Mindfulness Skills

Part 1: DBT Mindfulness Skills

Mindfulness is an essential part of recovery since it enables a person to focus and tend to one thing at a time.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Benefits of Mindfulness
  • Characteristics of Mindfulness
  • Doing and Being Mind

Part 2: 5-Minute Mindfulness Exercises

There are various ways to do mindfulness exercises. It can be done in groups or individually depending on one’s personal preferences. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Possible Mindfulness Activities
  • Core Mindfulness Skills

Part 3: Introducing You to Core Mindfulness Skills

It is vital to organize the different parts of Mindfulness in one's mind.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Possible Concerns
  1. Is Mindfulness a Religion?
  • Introduction to The Mindfulness "What Skills"
  1. What Skills
  • An Observe Exercise
  • Introspection
  • Homework: Mindfulness Observe Worksheet

Part 4: Describe Skills

In order for an individual to describe something, there is an essential need for them to observe. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Describe Exercise
  • Introspection – Describe
  • Participate Skills
  • Introspection – Participate

Part 5: The Mindfulness How Skills

The How Skills tackles and discusses the manner and attitude that the What Skills are being done. These skills are being done all at the same time.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Non-Judgmentally
  • Effectively
  • Practicing the How Skills

Module 8: Emotion Regulation

Part 1: The Purpose of Emotions

The primary purpose of the Emotion Regulation Skill is to help further an individual learn about their emotions and how it can serve them in both negative and positive ways. Once an individual knows and becomes aware of their own emotions, they can start exerting more control over them.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Purpose of Emotions
  • Some Facts About Emotions
  • Introspection
  • Factors Which Make Us Vulnerable to Emotions

Part 2: When is Emotion Regulation Used

Another purpose of Emotion Regulation is that it helps in regulating ineffective emotions. Regulate is the term being used because ineffective emotions cannot be stopped all at the same time. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Universal Emotions
  1. Fear
  2. Anger
  3. Disgust
  4. Jealousy
  5. Love
  6. Sadness 
  7. Shame
  8. Guilt
  • Describing Emotions
  1. Events that often cause anger
  2. Interpretations of events
  3. How we experience emotions physically
  4. Acting out Anger
  5. After the Burst of Anger
  • Barriers to Observing and Describing Emotions

Part 3: Checking the Facts

Checking the Facts is a tool that helps in deciding which skill to use to in changing emotions if ever it is possible and needed.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Why Do We Question Our Thoughts and Beliefs?
  1. Our Beliefs Give Rise to Strong Emotions
  2. Lack of Clarity About What We Need Leads to Not Getting What We Need: Emotional Misery
  3. Extreme Thinking and Thinking in Absolutes Leads to Overwhelming and Extreme Emotions
  4. Starting with a Faulty Premise Leads to New Problems

Part 4: Changing Emotions – Opposite Action

Opposite action is when an individual resists their specific impulse and does the exact opposite of their impulse. It is a mean of creating and strengthening new neural pathways.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is Opposite Action?
  • When Should We Use Opposite Action?
  • The Opposite Action Worksheet and Instructions

Part 5: Problem Solving

After working with the Check the Facts Worksheet, it is not essential to find the facts that do not match one's emotion. Problem-solving is being used to change painful emotions when acting on emotion is not advisable.

Part 6: Reducing Vulnerability to Emotion Mind – Introduction to ABC PLEASE Skills

Reducing vulnerability to Emotion Mind is mostly about having daily habits. Most of the skills being used are practical common-sense skills that may have fallen by the wayside or skills that were never taught.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Accumulating Positive Emotions
  • How to Accumulate Positive Experiences
  1. When Time and Resources May be an Issue
  2. When Motivation Might be an issue?
  3. When Worth is an Issue
  4. Be Mindful
  5. Set Realistic Expectations
  • Adding Positive Experiences to Your Daily Life Worksheet and Instructions –Short Term
  • About Accumulating Long-Term Positive Emotions
  • What Holds People Back from Working Towards Long-Term Goals?
  1. Commitment
  2. Identify Values
  3. Pick One Value to Focus on Now
  4. Set Goals Related to the Value
  5. Pick One Goal to Work On
  6. Identify Each Step Towards Your Goal
  7. Take the First Step

Part 7: Build Mastery

Building mastery requires an individual to do things that make them feel capable, in control, and useful. It enables them to build confidence and a sense of competence.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to Build Mastery Over Time
  1. Do Something Every Day
  2. Set Yourself Up for Success
  3. Increase the Difficulty Incrementally
  • Building Mastery Worksheet and Instructions

Part 8: Cope Ahead

Trigger situations are the various factors that set off an individual's ineffective behavior. These are circumstances that set off the problem behavior. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Cope Ahead Worksheet and Instructions
  • PLEASE Skills – Taking Care of the Body
  • Treat Physical Illness
  • Balance Eating
  • Avoid Mood-Altering Substances
  • Balance Sleep
  • Please Worksheet

Part 9: Managing Very Difficult Emotions

Often emotional arousal can be so intense that an individual becomes paralyzed or may experience dissociation. Crisis skills may be used in these situations.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Effective Ways of Experiencing Emotions
  • Worksheet for Troubleshooting Difficult Emotions

Module 9: Distress Tolerance Skills

Part 1: Crisis Survival Skill

Distress Tolerance Skills are focused on tolerating difficult situations without making those situations worse. There are various reasons why these skills are beneficial to an individual.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Distress Tolerance Goals
  • Crisis Survival Skill – STOP
  • STOP Worksheet and Instructions
  • Pros and Cons
  • Instructions and Pros and Cons Worksheet
  • Distracting with Wise Mind Accepts
  • Instructions for Wise Mind Accepts and Worksheet
  • The 7 Distracting Skills

Part 2: Self-Soothe Through the Five Senses

Self-soothe is about learning how to tolerate one's distress without the need of help from anybody else. This is considered as one of the critical skills that an individual must develop.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Create a Self-Soothe Emergency Kit
  • IMPROVE the Moment
  • IMPROVE the Moment Worksheet and Instructions

Part 3: Reality Acceptance Skills

Reality Acceptance Skills are skills that help to reduce and decrease an individual's suffering when they are living a life they do not necessarily want and cannot presently change.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Radical Acceptance
  • Turning the Mind Worksheet and Instructions
  • Willingness Worksheet and Instructions

Module 10: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Part 1: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills enables a person to learn how to obtain objectives and maintain their relationships while maintaining self-respect. It also allows a person to decrease isolation and learn how to develop better and new relationship towards others.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Objective Effectiveness Goals in Relationships
  • DEAR MAN – Objective Effectiveness
  • DEAR MAN Worksheet and Instructions
  • GIVE – Relationship Effectiveness
  • GIVE Worksheet

Part 2: FAST – When Keeping Self-Respect is the Priority

FAST or Fair, Apologize, Stick to Values, and Truthfulness is a skill that is being used when the interpersonal priority is to maintain self-respect. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Fair
  • Don’t Apologize
  • Stick to Your Values
  • FAST Worksheet

Part 3: Building Relationships and Ending Destructive Ones

An essential step towards ending isolation and depression is learning how to maintain and create healthy relationships with their peers. Having sufficient knowledge on aspects of a healthy relationship helps a person to make decisions about which relationships to keep and which to end.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Why are Friends Important?
  • We are all Lovable
  • Finding and Getting People to Like You
  1. Proximity
  2. Conversation Skills
  3. Express Liking
  4. Be Mindful
  • Ending Relationships
  • Walking the Middle Path
  • Dialectics Worksheet

Module 11: Typical Individual Sessions and Possible Group Issues for Leaders

Part 1: Routine of a Typical Individual Session

In this part, it will be discussed on what usually happens in a typical individual session providing two patient examples and review possible group examples and how leaders should handle them.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Routine of a Typical Individual Session
  • Case Studies
  1. Case Study 1 – Lana
  2. Case Study 2 – Cyril

Part 2: Group Sessions

In group sessions, it is essential to discuss the skills that are being learned and to ask a comparative example from the DBT students. The main goal of conducting this is to stimulate thought amongst students.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Handling Group Session Issues
  1. Cross Talk
  2. Emotion Dysregulation
  3. Oversharing

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

 

Module 1 – DBT Overview

  • Part 1: What is DBT?
  • Part 2: The History of DBT
  • Part 3: What does it mean to be Dialectical?
  • Part 4: Who is DBT for?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Biosocial Theory and How Emotion Dysregulation Develops

  • Part 1: Deconstructing Emotion Dysregulation
  • Part 2: Biosocial Theory
  • Part 3: Skills Modules by Category
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Rationale for DBTs Structure

  • Part 1: DBT’s Many Working Parts
  • Part 2: DBT Stages
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Different DBT Skills Learning Environments

  • Part 1: Different Types of DBT Therapeutic Environments
  • Part 2: DBT Basics
  • Part 3: Forming a Group
  • Part 4: How is DBT Different from other Types of Therapy
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Filling Your Toolbox

  • Part 1: The Diary Card
  • Part 2: Half Smile and Willing Hands
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Analysing Problem Behaviour

  • Part 1: Chain Analysis
  • Part 2: Chain Analysis Guide and Worksheets
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - DBT Mindfulness Skills

  • Part 1: DBT Mindfulness Skills
  • Part 2: 5-Minute Mindfulness Exercises
  • Part 3: Introducing You to Core Mindfulness Skills
  • Part 4: Describe Skills
  • Part 5: The Mindfulness How Skills
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Emotion Regulation

  • Part 1: The Purpose of Emotions
  • Part 2: When is Emotion Regulation Used
  • Part 3: Checking the Facts
  • Part 4: Changing Emotions – Opposite Action
  • Part 5: Problem Solving
  • Part 6: Reducing Vulnerability to Emotion Mind – Introduction to ABC PLEASE Skills
  • Part 7: Build Mastery
  • Part 8: Cope Ahead
  • Part 9: Managing Very Difficult Emotions
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 Distress Tolerance Skills

  • Part 1: Crisis Survival Skill
  • Part 2: Self-Soothe Through the Five Senses
  • Part 3: Reality Acceptance Skills
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Part 1: Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Part 2: FAST – When Keeping Self-Respect is the Priority
  • Part 3: Building Relationships and Ending Destructive Ones
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 – Typical Individual Sessions and Possible Group Issues for Leaders

  • Part 1: Routine of a Typical Individual Session
  • Part 2: Group Sessions
  • Module 11 Assessment

Appendix - Introduction to Core Mindfulness Skills

  • Introduction to Core Mindfulness Skills
  • DBT Skills Training Goals
  • DBT Skills Training Guidelines
  • DBT Skills Training Assumptions
  • DBT Skills Diary Card
  • DBT Skills Training Goals
  • Chain Analysis Worksheet
  • Missing Links Analysis
  • Practising Mindfulness HOW Skills
  • Goals of Mindfulness Practice
  • Observe with Your 5-Senses
  • Describing: Putting Things Into Words
  • Participate: Engaging in the World
  • What Emotions Do for Me Worksheet
  • Emotion Myths Worksheet
  • Universal Emotion Worksheet
  • Check the Facts Worksheet
  • Opposite Action Worksheet
  • Problem-Solving Worksheet
  • Positive Experiences Worksheet
  • Long Term Positive Experiences Worksheet and Build Mastery
  • Cope Ahead Worksheet
  • PLEASE Worksheet
  • Troubleshooting Difficult Emotions Worksheet
  • STOP Worksheet
  • Pros and Cons Worksheet
  • Wise Mind ACCEPTS
  • IMPROVE the Moment
  • Radical Acceptance Worksheet
  • Turning the Mind
  • Willingness Worksheet
  • DEARMAN Worksheet
  • GIVE Worksheet
  • FAST Worksheet
  • Dialectics Worksheet

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Courses are studied online at your own pace and you are free to study as many or as few courses as you wish, we also offer online course bundles that allow you to save on additional courses so that you may get all the topics related to your training goals in one go. 

25.  What are the Payment Methods available? Is there a payment plan?

We accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer and Amazon Pay for the USA. For payment plans, we offer Sezzle for USA & Canada, Afterpay for Australia & New Zealand. *For faster transaction Credit Card payments are preferred. Please purchase online via our website course product page or contact us at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, to pay via bank transfer.

26. Can I purchase for multiple people?

Yes, you can do this by purchasing individually via website or send us a request via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

27.  Can I request for an invoice before purchase?

Yes, you can request for an invoice via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

28.  Purchase for a gift?

Yes, you can purchase this course as a gift, simply send an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, with the course details and we can accommodate this.

29.  Can I create my own course bundle?

Yes, you can customize your own bundle. Please send us the complete list with the exact course link of the courses you'd like to bundle up via email email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com and we will create them for you. *Each course access, time of completion and certification varies depending on the course type.

30.  How will I contact Courses For Success if I have any questions?

You can contact our support team, at any time through live chat on our website, or email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, or by calling one of our phone numbers depending on which country you are in. 

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Course Summary

Course ID: 012CE78
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: Lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Duration: 150 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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