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Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Author: Michelle Washington, Ph.D.
Publisher: Premier Education Solutions 2012
Length: 5 CD(s)
Media Type: Seminar on Audio CD
Duration: 5 hours, 50 minutes
Item: RNA012060

Price : $139.99

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NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the audio presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your CD player.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is quickly becoming the preferred method for working with borderline personality disordered clients, along with other difficult to treat clinical cases of instability. DBT has been empirically validated to reduce crisis, lower hospitalizations and improve daily functioning by empowering clients to “live a life worth living.”

Dr. Michelle Washington will guide you through an understanding and foundation of the DBT skills needed when working within the diverse populations of mental health. She will address the four skill development techniques—Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Regulation—and translate them into adaptable strategies applicable to a wide range of clinical settings.

By the end of the recording, you will take home renewed optimism and confidence to help even the most challenging clients by utilizing the following:
  • Mindfulness Skills - to enhance client awareness
  • Distress Tolerance Skills - to help diminish self-destructing behavior
  • Emotional Regulation Skills - to reduce impulsive behavior
  • Interpersonal Effective Skills - to improve and repair relationships

  • Gain knowledge and confidence to implement DBT skills and strategies into your clinical practice
  • Utilize specific DBT techniques, including: Mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal regulation
  • Integrate DBT skills into your clinical practice
  • Connect DBT to your group and individual psychotherapy
  • Apply DBT skills to mental health and chemically-dependent clients
  • Apply DBT skills to yourself as a means of self-care


DBT Philosophy

  • Staying in the moment
  • Importance of mindfulness in treatment
  • Mindfulness exercise

Distress Tolerance
  • Using crisis survival strategies
  • Accepting reality
  • Tolerating stress and frustration

Dialectical Dilemmas

Emotional Regulation Skills
  • Understanding your emotions
  • Reducing emotional suffering
  • Decreasing impulsive behavior

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • Developing balance in relationships
  • Learning to be effective in relationships
  • Improving social supports


Michelle Washington, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia & Virginia, and the coordinator of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Program & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Point of Contact for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Prior to her current position, Dr. Washington implemented the Behavior Management/Dialectical Behavior Therapy program at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC. Over the last 10 years, she has conducted hundreds of DBT workshops in various treatment settings.

Dr. Washington graduated with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University. She is the mental health advisor on the President’s Advisory Board of the Uplift Community Foundation, Inc. in Washington, DC. Inaddition, she is a psychology training supervisor to masters and doctoral psychology students.


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