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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
Product Details
DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
8/1/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Integrate the theory and techniques of DBT into your clinical practice.
  2. Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  3. Incorporate DBT skills into your individual and group therapy.
  4. Apply DBT skills to mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity.
  5. Designate additional tools and resources for implementing DBT.
  6. Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills.
  7. Create an effective DBT clinical process.
  8. Apply DBT to a variety of clinical presentations.
  9. Implement DBT in different formats and settings.
  10. Practice streamlined diary cards and chain analysis.
  11. Explore how to balance levels of validation with the most effective behavior change methods.
  12. Develop a plan to increase your DBT competency.

History & Philosophy of DBT

  • Dialectics explained
  • Core philosophies in practice
  • Skills training techniques

Mindfulness Skills

  • Grounded in the present while being connected to past & future
  • Using core skills to achieve “Wise Mind”
  • Learn classic and innovative mindfulness skills
  • Mindfulness exercises

Distress Tolerance Skills

  • Building frustration tolerance
  • Utilizing crisis survival strategies and plans
  • Learn classic and innovative Distress Tolerance skills
  • Distress Tolerance exercises

Emotional Regulation Skills

  • Understanding emotions and reducing vulnerability
  • Incorporating self-care, opposite action and building positive experience
  • Learn classic and innovative emotional regulation skills
  • Emotional regulation exercises

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

  • Balance in relationships
  • Objective, relationship and self-respect effectiveness
  • Learn classic and innovative interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness exercises

DBT in Practice

  • Understanding how therapy works: The Contextual Model
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Maximizing therapeutic factors, DBT-style
  • Essential elements and functions of DBT revisited

Structure Therapy

  • Structure as a therapeutic factor
  • Structuring the therapy environment
  • Identifying treatment targets: suicidality, self-injurious behavior (SIB), therapy-interfering behavior (TIB), and other targets


  • Levels of validation
  • Validation as an informal exposure technique

Best Methods of Changing Behaviors

  • Self-monitoring with the diary card
  • Behavioral contingencies
  • DBT-style cognitive interventions
  • Behavior Chain (Change) Analysis

Communication Styles: Reciprocal and Irreverent Consultation Group

  • Increase your motivation
  • Develop effective responses
  • Qualities of effective treatment teams

Next Steps: Develop Your Proficiency in DBT



John Lothes, M.A., LPA, LCAS-A, is a licensed psychological associate in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a clinician, John was hired by Delta Behavioral Health in 2008 to help start up and run their Dialectical Behavioral Therapy informed partial hospital (PH) program and a DBT informed substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP). Since 2008, John has provided supervision to interns at Delta that have been trained in the PH and SAIOP programs, teaching them how to apply DBT skills to their therapy. John also incorporates DBT into his private practice working with a number of disorders.

Mr. Lothes was introduced to DBT during his internship at the New Hanover Country Behavioral Health Hospital, an inpatient facility where he eventually led DBT groups in both their inpatient partial hospital program and substance abuse program. While on internship, in August of 2004, John attended week long training on DBT with Dr. Marsha Linehan at the New England Education Institute in Cape Cod, MA. In 2015, John was Intensively Trained through the Linehan Institute/Behavioral Tech in DBT. John annually attends the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) conference to present research, refine his DBT, and stay current with his knowledge of DBT.

John is an Ed.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is an adjunct faculty member at University of North Carolina Wilmington in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences. He has published research on mindfulness and the cultivation of mindfulness in individuals. John has also published research and has presented at numerous conferences on the efficacy of DBT being used in Partial Hospital and SAIOP programs and the reduction of Depression, Anxiety, and Hopelessness.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: John Lothes II has an employment relationship with Delta Behavioral Health. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: John Lothes II has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

CE Information Coming Soon
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals