DBT Expert Interviews: From Trauma to Eating Disorders

Earn 8 CE/CMEs - Listen 'n' Learn: New DBT Applications

We can all read a book on DBT and get the basics. We bet you have done that.

But, don't you end up with the feeling that you need more than that? Especially if you are a busy therapist seeing clients with different conditions on a day-to-day basis.

Then there's that "Aha!" moment, where you realize you actually need to HEAR more about DBT and specific clinical scenarios, from an expert.

This is why we are very happy to offer our new course: "DBT Expert Interviews: From Trauma to Eating Disorders".

This course is 8 solid hours of a DBT expert interviewing other experts. In 1 course you get to listen to knowledgeable clinicians who apply DBT with clients with a variety of clinical problems

This course offers up to 8 CE/CME credits.

Beyond Borderline: Practical Tips from DBT Experts

"DBT Expert Interviews: From Trauma to Eating Disorders" is a series of interviews with experts on how to adapt DBT for conditions other than borderline personality disorder.

You will get to listen to (or read) practical techniques applied to conditions such as bipolar disorder, eating disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance abuse. There is also a module on DBT for adolescents.


Module 1 - DBT for Bipolar Disorder

Sheri Van Dijk explains how to apply DBT to clients with bipolar disorder. She describes how to apply mindfulness in manic and depressive states, how to teach skills, and how to work with emotional dysregulation.


  1. DBT for Bipolar Disorder: Applying Mindfulness
  2. Teaching Dialectics and Distress Tolerance Skills
  3. Working With Emotion Dysregulation: Validation and Opposite Action
  4. Bipolar Disorder and Therapy-Interfering Behaviors

Module 1 duration: 1 hour 11 minutes

Module 2 - DBT for Eating Disorders

Michael Maslar describes how to apply DBT to clients with eating disorders. He talks about the addictive component, the importance of finding validation, and addressing under-regulation and overregulation.


  1. DBT for Eating Disorders: The Addictive Component
  2. Applying Distress Tolerance and Emotion Regulation Skills
  3. Underregulation and Overregulation in Eating Disorders

Module 2 duration: 1 hour 1 minute

Module 3 - DBT for Psychosis

Maggie Mullen discusses how to apply DBT to clients with psychosis. They use a case study to explain how to apply DBT, mindfulness, and dialectics to a patient with psychosis. They also explain how to utilize irreverence and radical acceptance.


  1. DBT for Psychosis: Emotion Dysregulation
  2. Applying Dialectics to Psychotic Disorders
  3. Using Irreverence With Clients With Psychosis

Module 3 duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Module 4 - DBT for Trauma and PTSD

Kirby Reutter explains how to use DBT with patients with PTSD. He describes the importance of applying mindfulness to help increase awareness and acceptance. He also explains how to use distress tolerance and emotion regulation, and how to integrate DBT with other treatments.


  1. DBT for Trauma: Mindfulness and PTSD
  2. Distress Tolerance and PTSD
  3. Using Radical Acceptance Without Being Invalidating

Module 4 duration: 1 hour 9 minutes

Module 5 - DBT for Substance Abuse

Amy Dols addresses the topic of substance abuse and the application of DBT to handle mental health and substance abuse issues in Module 5. She describes the concept of dialectical abstinence, teaching distress tolerance, and the importance of radical acceptance.


  1. DBT for Substance Abuse: Teaching Dialectical Abstinence
  2. Interpersonal Effectiveness and Substance Abuse
  3. Grief Over the Loss of Addiction

Module 5 duration: 1 hour 18 minutes

Module 6 - DBT for Chronic Pain

Mark Carlson and Dennis Hannon discuss how DBT can help clients with chronic pain. In particular, they talk about the importance of teaching mindfulness and validation as well as applying distress tolerance.


  1. DBT for Chronic Pain: Teaching the Concept of Dialectics
  2. Applying Distress Tolerance to Clients With Chronic Pain
  3. Teaching Interpersonal Effectiveness

Module 6 duration: 1 hour 25 minutes


Module 7 - DBT for Adolescents

Jean Eich explains how to use DBT with adolescents. She describes how to teach them different skills, emphasizing the importance of psychoeducation and the use of technology tools.


  1. Applying Mindfulness and Dialectics to Adolescents
  2. Emotion Regulation and Adolescents
  3. Adolescents and Treatment-Interfering Behaviors

Module 7 duration: 53 minutes


Sample Audio: DBT for Teens

Meet Your DBT Host

Kirby Reutter, Ph.D., DBTC, LMHC, MAC
Kirby Reutter, Ph.D., DBTC, LMHC, MAC

Dr. Kirby Reutter is a bilingual clinical psychologist who contracts with the United States Department of Homeland Security to provide treatment services for asylum seekers. Dr. Reutter is a TED speaker and the author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for PTSD: Practical Exercises for Overcoming Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Sheri is a Social Worker, who has been working in the mental health field since 2000. She has been working with clients with severe mental health problems, at a community hospital for 15 years and now in her busy private practice, since 2004. Sheri has had extensive training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mindfulness, and has been providing DBT-informed therapy to individuals and groups since 2004.

Sheri is the author of several books that focus on helping readers learn DBT skills and apply them to a variety of mental health problems, including The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder, Calming the Emotional Storm, and Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens. In 2013, she published DBT Made Simple, with the aim of making the therapy more accessible to both clients and clinicians; and to help clinicians see that this treatment can be used to effectively treat many different emotional problems. Her most recent book, The DBT Skills Workbook for Teen Self-Harm will be published in March, 2021. Sheri has been presenting extensively on DBT and conducting DBT workshops for mental health professionals in Canada and abroad.

Sheri is the winner of the R.O. Jones award for her research on using DBT with bipolar disorder, presented at the Canadian Psychiatric Association Conference in September 2010.

Accreditation Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Academy LLC and Psychotherapy Academy. Medical Academy LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation
Medical Academy LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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