Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Diverse Client Needs - Dr Andy Bein


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Instant Access — Recorded on 7th May 2021

Approved for 6 CPD/CE credits

TRAINING information

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This training is designed for mental health clinicians and health care professionals to enrich their understanding of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as help them gain proficiency in applying DBT interventions. A user-friendly, Wise Mind model will be presented that clinicians across community and private practice settings have effectively used across a spectrum of client diagnoses and challenges.

Particular attention will be paid to relevantly engaging and working with culturally and clinically diverse clients as well as with clients who are reluctant (or traditionally considered “resistant”). A trauma-informed lens will guide approaches for client skill acquisition and clinician use-of-self. Methods for incorporating dialectical behavior therapy into various practice settings will be discussed.

Ultimately, this lively, skill-based workshop will help you empower clients to mindfully address and work with reactive and distressing emotions, to develop compassionate self-care skills, and to locate sources of resilience in challenging times.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be better able to:

• Apply a dialectic approach and effectively utilize the four core DBT skill areas
• Select strategies and assignments for clients to build emotion regulation & resilience
• Utilize a client-accessible Wise Mind Model (Individual & Group)
• Describe the value of DBT for doing trauma-informed work
• Explain the degree to which neuroscience discussions may enhance client motivation
• Understand and apply DBT practice exercises
• Identify and work with various accessible and encouraging approaches while teaching mindfulness
• Describe how use-of-self principles (e.g., maintaining balance, and invoking self-compassion and acceptance) and clinician self-awareness relate to DBT work and mental health recovery


00:17:42 DBT Overview: What is DBT?
01:14:54 DBT Skill Areas: Emotion Regulation
02:31:36 DBT Skill Areas: Mindfulness for a Wise Mind
04:48:55 DBT Skill Areas: Distress Tolerance
06:00:25 DBT Skill Areas: Interpersonal Skills
06:27:51 Integrating DBT into Your Clinical Practice

About the Speaker

Andrew Bein, PhD, LCSW has, for 20 years, been implementing mindfulness-based practices and Dialectical Behavior Therapy at a variety of practice settings. In a manner responsive to clinician, client and contextual realities, he has launched and contributed to DBT integration at the following settings: community mental health, outpatient dual diagnosis, women’s substance abuse, crisis residential, and high school and he has incorporated DBT into his private practice for individual and group treatment. Dr. Bein is particularly committed to making DBT and mindfulness practices relevant and compelling for under-represented groups.

He is a certified mindfulness teacher, completing Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. In addition to being a nationwide speaker, Dr. Bein is Professor Emeritus at Sacramento State University. His seminars blend evidence-based and practical-based guidance with compassion, humor and clarity, reflecting his deep commitment to directly modeling respectful and collaborative clinician practice. His latest book, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Wellness and Recovery: Interventions and Activities for Diverse Client Needs, (Wiley) illustrates how DBT can be integrated into clinical practice for profound client change.


CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Diverse Client Needs - Dr Andy Bein

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