DBT Theory and Practice

CLI DBT710 - DBT Theory and Practice

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the theory and application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in various clinical settings and diverse populations. The curriculum will begin with an introduction to the Biosocial Model, and integrate fundamental principles of dialectics, behaviorism, and Zen mindfulness. The course will review empirical evidence of DBT as a trans-diagnostic treatment for suicide, self-harm behaviors, and beyond. Modes of treatment (e.g., skills group, phone coaching, consultation team), individual therapy techniques (e.g., chain analysis), and group skills training (i.e., emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness) will all be covered. Prerequisites: CS606; CS607; BX701 or BX702.