DBT in Practice: Mastering the Essentials
This activity is designed for: Psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFTs, physicians, and nurses.
Course: Intermediate to Advanced
Publication date: 02/15/2018
What Will You Learn in This Course?
This course is designed to help clinicians effectively apply dialectical behavior therapy principles. Meta-analyses have identified standard DBT as the most studied treatment available for borderline personality disorder and suicidal behavior, and DBT is widely recommended as a front-line treatment for these problems in professional guidelines.
Online Training You Can Immediately Apply to Your Practice
Learn the foundations of DBT in this course led by Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D., a seasoned therapist and trainer. This is an on-demand, self-paced online training covering the essentials of DBT.
Can you learn DBT and have fun at the same time? Absolutely! All our videos are easy to follow and fun to watch.
Get access to a comprehensive and unique learning experience, adapted to your busy schedule. All modules are divided into small digestible videos, each one of them gives you actionable take-home messages (scroll down to watch a sample).
All our sections are concise and clinically relevant; none of them lasts more than 12 minutes. That's our rule.
Meet Your Instructor: Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D.
Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist-HSP, is the owner of Psychē, PLLC, a boutique outpatient therapy practice located in the Gulch area of Nashville, specializing in treating adults and adolescents utilizing cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She is an associate faculty member at Vanderbilt University for both the Psychology and Psychiatry Departments and is active in the teaching and supervision of Psychology students, counseling students, and psychiatry residents.
She founded and currently leads Vanderbilt’s DBT Peer Consultation Group and has served as a trainer and consultant for a variety of institutions, including the Department of Defense, Kennedy Krieger Hospital in Baltimore, Jacksonville Naval Hospital, Kentucky State Hospital, and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.
Dr. Vaughn is 1 of only 2 DBT-Linehan board-certified clinicians in Tennessee and is considered to be an expert within the field of DBT in treating therapy-interfering behaviors and managing high-risk and oppositional adolescent behavior. In addition to private practice, she has served as the interim Director of a women’s residential treatment center for substance use disorders. She worked for 2 years in the intensive PTSD program at the Nashville Department of Veteran Affairs with soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and female soldiers who experienced military sexual trauma. She is a national speaker and educator on DBT and prolonged exposure for PTSD.
This course is co-sponsored by Medical Academy, LLC, and Psychotherapy Academy. Medical Academy, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Medical Academy, LLC, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Psychotherapy Academy, #1851, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 4/7/2023–4/7/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits.
DBT In Practice: Mastering the Essentials
Date of Release: Dec 15, 2018
Date of Review: Dec 31, 2022
Date of Expiration: Mar 1, 2024
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Summarize basic principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
2. Identify DBT’s specific structure, stages, and target hierarchy.
3. Describe the roles of individual therapy, group skills training, and intersession contact in DBT.
Acknowledgment of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgment of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted above. Follow these steps to earn your CE credits.
1- Watch each video self-directed and participate in the entire activity, as partial credit is unavailable.
2- Pass the post-test with a score of 75% or higher.
3- Complete the evaluation form.
4- Download the certificate.
If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Relevant Financial Disclosures
None of the faculty, planners, and reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose during the last 24 months with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
If you have questions regarding this enduring material activity, please contact us at [email protected].
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Download All Materials in 3 Different Formats for Offline Use
Learn practical tips while doing other things, like commuting, doing chores, or running errands. All sections are available as an audio course.
You can download all course videos for offline access. You don't have to rely on having a stable internet connection.
This course offers transcripts and audio files of all modules. These PDF transcripts allow you to absorb course materials more quickly.
• Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 10.11 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
• Internet browser: Google Chrome 49.0 or higher, Firefox 40.0 or higher, Safari 10.1 or higher, Edge 14.0 or higher
• Broadband internet connection: Any medium that is internet accessible
• Media viewing requirements: None
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