DBT Online Training

3 Types of Validation in DBT: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Validation

By Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials”. Highlights The three types of validation are emotional, behavioral, and cognitive. Do not use validation immediately following problem behaviors which are maintained by validation. Transcript There are many things that are important to consider when using validation in therapy but…

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Validation in DBT: Basics and Purpose

By Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials”. Highlights Validation is used to balance change strategies, teach the patient how to validate themselves, maintain the relationship, and reduce emotional dysregulation. Validation is not necessarily agreement, approval, or condoning behavior but is a stubborn refusal to treat anyone like they’re bad, crazy, or completely wrong regardless…

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Observing Limits, Liability, and Other Concerns in DBT Intersession Contact

By Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials”. Highlights It is essential to provide inter-session contact for patients at risk for life-threatening behavior. Inter-session contact is less likely to be an intrusion when they: Observe their limits Engage in frequent discussions with the patient  Conduct a thorough orientation Problems…

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DBT Emotion Regulation Skills: Emotion Psychoeducation & Mindfulness

By Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials”. Highlights Emotion dysregulation is a common experience for DBT patients. It is important to discuss the benefits of emotion and challenge desires to eliminate emotions. Identifying and labeling emotions helps to reduce their intensity. The Emotion Regulation module involves psycho-education about emotion, teaches skills…

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DBT Agreements and Commitment Strategies: Pre-treatment and Beyond

By Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials”. Highlights There are specific Patient and Therapist Agreements that must be consented to before beginning DBT, a vital one being the patient’s agreement to work on eliminating life-threatening behavior. Adults in DBT are typically asked to…

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Mindfulness Skills in DBT: The 3 States of Mind

By Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials”. Highlights The three states of mind are wise mind, emotion mind, and reasonable mind. Wise mind is intuitive and is the ultimate aim in DBT. The mindfulness module is repeated between every other module. A mindfulness activity is practiced at the beginning…

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Roleplay: Assessing Life Worth Living

In this roleplay, Dr. Stephanie Vaughn, a DBT expert, interviews Emily and focuses on the assessment of life worth living. You will learn about: The assessment of life worth living and why it is important How to use redirection and contingency management How to inject a little irreverence to the interview Dr. Stephanie Vaughn is…

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Six Levels of Validation

By Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials”. Highlights There are six levels of validation in DBT, the highest of which is referred to as radical genuineness. Radical genuineness involves the therapist as human and an equal. It involves engaging in an authentic manner,…

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Using Validation in Therapy

By Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials”. Highlights The three types of validation are emotional, behavioral, and cognitive. Do not use validation immediately following problem behaviors which are maintained by validation. Transcript   There are many things that are important to consider when using validation in therapy…

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Therapy-Interfering Behavior of the Therapist

By Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD This presentation is an excerpt from the online course “DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials”. Highlights All therapists engage in some therapy-interfering behavior at some point. Some examples of TIBs of the therapist include: being late, frequent rescheduling and failure to return messages. Therapy-interfering behavior of the therapist is addressed by…

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