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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course: Intensive Training

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles.

Watch this certificate course and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives.

This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development.

Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will finish with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice.

Certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the course.


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Jean Eich, Psy.D., LP
12 Hours 08 Minutes
Audio and Video
Sep 27, 2018
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 12.25 hours CPD.



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Jean Eich, PsyD, LP, is a Licensed Psychologist and has experience working in hospital, school, private practice, and community mental health settings. She has provided DBT services for 8+ years at the largest DBT clinic in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Dr. Eich has developed, facilitated, and coordinated DBT programming for adolescents and their parents. Additionally, she has written curriculum and facilitated programming for adults with mental illness and developmental delays and has helped to design and maintain studies examining clinical outcomes of DBT programs. Dr. Eich is an adjunct assistant professor in the Masters of Counseling and Psychological Services program at St. Mary’s University. She currently serves clients at her private practice, Maplewood Psychology, where she continues to assist adults and adolescents with a variety of mental health concerns. Dr. Eich is also the author of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training with Adolescents: A Practical Workbook for Therapists, Teens & Parents (PESI, 2015).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jean Eich has an employment relationship with Watercourse Counseling Center; Fairview Hospitals; and Maplewood Psychology. She is an adjunct assistant professor at Saint Mary’s University. Dr. Eich is an author for PESI Publishing & Media and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jean Eich is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Minnesota Psychological Association.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.


Integrate the theory and techniques of DBT into your clinical practice. Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Incorporate how to integrate DBT skills for individual and group therapy treatment. Utilize DBT skills for treating mental health symptoms, chemical dependency and complex co-morbidity. Designate additional tools and resources for implementing DBT in a clinical setting. Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills to clients. Recommend how to seamlessly integrate DBT skills into individual therapy. Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities. Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings. Employ DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis in clinical practice. Propose how to operate with consultative groups and treatment teams. Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans.


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 in relationships
  • 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


Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 16


Leva Janeen G - North Platte, Nebraska

"Loved this presenter, very engaging and kept the interest especially for such a long presentation. Would love to learn more from her. "

Meichell W - Virginia Beach, Virginia

"excellent training"

Arthur S - CHARLESTON, South Carolina

"super workshop! Will pursue more on DBT"

Susan S - Ottsville, Pennsylvania

"Excellent training! Left me wanting more :-)"

Gina C - Wantagh, New York

"Loved this course. Eager to continue to implement and advance my effectiveness."

Dena C - Port Angeles, Washington

"One of the best PESI training's I have taken. Thank you Jean. "

Kaitlyn M - EVERETT, Washington

"Great course, would take another by the presenter. "

Stephanie B - MONTEREY, California

"Good experience. A refresher from post-doc training. Jean is an excellent fit for DBT and her enthusiasm is evident. I see how I can adapt DBT into my work. I live in a remote area and no DBT trained psychologists in my community. I would be willing to telecommute with a DBT group if possible. Maybe others who attended are in the same situation. "

John W - BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia

"This course is very appropriate to my needs; working with juvenile males, and I was very surprised how much DBT I already use in my practice."

Cassady K - SHORELINE, Washington

"Wonderful training!"

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