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DBT Assumptions: Exploring Opposite Action

DBT Diary Cards: Tracking Urges and Actions

DBT Behavioral Chain Analysis: Triggers and Solutions

Dr. Fisher

Complex PTSD and Trauma-Informed Approaches

Dr. Fisher

Surviving Trauma: The Theory of Structural Dissociation and Defense Mechanisms

Dr. Fisher

TIST Skills: Language Techniques for Complex PTSD

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Our Latest CE Activities


Inside the Therapy Room: DBT Unveiled

In this clinical case, Dr. Stephanie Vaughn explores dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) principles, and using DBT skills to envision and create a life worth living.


Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Therapy

In this clinical case, Dr. Janina Fisher introduces trauma-informed stabilization treatment (TIST) through the case of “D”, a 58-year-old, globally recognized professional battling emotional overwhelm and distress due to a history of chronic trauma. Learn about Judith Herman’s three-phase trauma treatment model, structural dissociation theory, and the TIST framework for addressing trauma and finding stability.


ACT for Trauma: Witnessing Death

In this clinical case, Dr. Matthew Tull guides you through a comprehensive exploration of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Gain insights into assessing PTSD from an ACT perspective and discover the fusion of ACT principles with established trauma techniques, such as acceptance-based exposure. Learn strategies for navigating the emotional impacts of trauma and explore values-driven actions, embracing the effectiveness of mindfulness, defusion, and acceptance. Foster resilience and purpose in clients by merging proven trauma methods with ACT’s transformative power.


Transforming Addiction: DBT for Substance Abuse

In this clinical case, Laura Petracek, Ph.D., explores diagnostic, clinical, and treatment formulations for approaching substance abuse through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). The case provides insights into the client’s presentation, underlying factors contributing to addiction, and evidence-based DBT intervention strategies. The course covers the four DBT modules and skills – including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness – to equip psychotherapists with practical tools for addressing addiction effectively.


Couples Therapy: How to Recover From an Affair

In this clinical case, Lisa and Mark, a couple in their early 50s, embark on a profound journey to mend their relationship after the revelation of Mark’s ongoing affair. Amidst broken trust, the complexities of their living arrangement, and underlying individual struggles, they strive to find solace and reconnect on deeper emotional and physical levels.

Dr. Jill Squyres Groubert uses strategic steps and techniques to help Mark and Lisa restore trust and rebuild their relationship. These skills focus on autonomic regulation, assertive communication, trust-building, self-discovery, career exploration, forgiveness, and redefining a shared vision. This transformative counseling process empowers the rediscovery of love, joy, and resilience in the couple’s marriage.

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The Middle Path for Trauma Work: A Dialectical Behavioral Training

Elevate your trauma therapy skills with our groundbreaking course “The Middle Path for Trauma Work: A Dialectical Behavioral Training”. Led by renowned expert Dr. Kirby Reutter, this program will equip you with innovative and practical dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) tools. Upon completion, you will be able to support clients struggling with trauma, without reliance on traditional exposure methods. This is online training you can apply to your own practice immediately and effectively.


ACTing Against Burnout: The Case of Jack

In this clinical case, Jessica Borushok, Ph.D., provides a comprehensive overview of burnout from a practical perspective. She talks about the features and symptoms of burnout through a case study conceptualized from an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) perspective. She also explores treatment strategies to address work-related and lifestyle factors contributing to the burnout in this case. Specific ACT components such as experiential avoidance, creative hopelessness, values, defusion, and committed action are addressed, to provide you with effective tools to help your clients alleviate burnout.


ACT for Depression: The Story of Hannah

In this clinical case, Dr. Miranda Morris explores the story of Hannah, a 20-year-old female client struggling with severe symptoms of anxiety and depression related to procrastination and problematic interpersonal experiences. Dr. Morris conducts the diagnostic, clinical, and treatment formulation for this case using an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) framework.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Social Anxiety: The Case of Charles

In this clinical case, Brian Pilecki, Ph.D. talks about a client presenting with social anxiety. Through an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) framework, he explains how to conceptualize a clinical case and develop a treatment plan. Practical skills for addressing acceptance, values, defusion, present moment focus, self-as-context, and committed action are offered as strategies for developing psychological flexibility.


ACT for PTSD: The Case of Deborah, an Army Veteran

In this clinical case, Dr. Sonja Batten talks about a client presenting with heightened anxiety symptoms who meets the criteria for PTSD and panic disorder. She applies the ACT framework to conceptualize the case and provide a treatment structure based on the hexaflex model. This model includes behavioral tracking, acceptance metaphors, values clarification, and differing levels of exposure.


ACT for Binge Eating and Anxiety: A Clinical Case

Dr. Diana Hill presents the case of CT, a 28-year-old man who seeks help with procrastination and study skills. However, he meets the criteria for binge eating disorder. Dr. Hill uses the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) framework with self-compassion skills to conceptualize and formulate the treatment plan for this client. She focuses on breaking the cycle of avoidance and increasing psychological flexibility in response to text anxiety and stress.


DBT for Depression: The Case of Jackie

In this clinical case, Dennis Hannon, Psy.D., presents the case of Jackie, a 20-year-old female patient seeking therapy to treat her depressive symptoms. The therapist uses a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) approach, including the four modules of DBT skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, each with its own subskills.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Panic Disorder: The Case of Sarah

Dr. Jessica Borushok presents the clinical case of Sarah, a 25-year-old woman with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Adopting an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) conceptualization, the therapist seeks to help Sarah develop self-confidence and flexible action guided by values. The treatment plan includes psychoeducation, acceptance, and cognitive defusion techniques, as well as interoceptive and in vivo exposure exercises.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Trauma: The Case of Maria

In this clinical case, Dr. Kirby Reutter, Ph.D. presents the case of María, a 19-year-old woman from Nicaragua with a chronic history of trauma. The therapist shares his case conceptualization and proposes an intervention from the trauma-focused dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) perspective.


OCD Clinical Case: Harm Obsessions

Dr. Morrison uses the ACT framework to conceptualize a clinical case about a client with harm obsessions regarding their daughter. She goes through the diagnostic process and the treatment structure.


ACT for Anxiety Disorders: Focus on Generalized Anxiety Disorder

In this clinical case, Dr. Woidneck provides a process-focused ACT perspective for understanding and treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). She employs the hexaflex model in addition to useful metaphors and tools, while developing an ACT-guided diagnosis and treatment structure.


The ACT for OCD Toolbox: A Guide for Therapists

This course is designed to introduce clinicians to an ACT-based treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Morrison sets out a framework with the main ACT concepts and guides the therapy process step by step, combining the theory with practical clinical cases. Moreover, Dr. Morrison includes techniques, metaphors, and handouts that can be implemented directly in a clinical environment.


ACT for Trauma: PTSD and Beyond

This course is designed for clinicians so that they can broaden their Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) tools to treat clients with posttraumatic problems in living and PTSD. Throughout the course, Dr. Batten explains ACT concepts and exercises as applied to posttraumatic problems and PTSD, and guides clinicians on their clinical application. Dr. Batten also includes therapist obstacles and self-care, which is of great importance when treating clients with trauma issues.


DBT Expert Interviews: From Trauma to Eating Disorders

Learn tips to treat clients with different clinical issues, such as bipolar disorder, eating disorders, psychosis, trauma, substance abuse, and chronic pain. Each interview provides practical tools.


DBT Secrets No More: Animated Role Plays

Learn the "how-to" of DBT by watching an expert clinician address real-world problems with clients. Have you ever felt that learning the theory is not enough to implement DBT in your practice? "DBT Secrets No More: Animated Role Plays" will teach you to apply DBT principles in one of the most effective ways: by showing a master therapist actually conducting DBT.

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