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What can DBT do for my clinical practice?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) combines empirically validated techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with core mindfulness concepts.

DBT is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, addictions, and dual diagnosis clients. It is designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

DBT assists clinicians in treating challenging clients with suicidal issues, self-harm potential, and dramatic interpersonal styles.

What will I learn after completing this video training?

You will be able to:

  • Identify the 4 modes of standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Describe how DBT uses the biosocial model to explain symptoms
  • Explain how dialectics apply in DBT therapy

How much does this training cost?

This video training is 100% free of charge.


DBT0101 (1)

Section 1 - History of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: A Very Brief Introduction


Section 2 - What Is the Meaning of Dialectics in DBT?


Section 3 - Biosocial Model in DBT: How Symptoms Arise and Are Maintained


Section 4 - Structure of Standard DBT: Pre-treatment and 4 Different Components


Section 5 - The 4 Stages & Targets in DBT


Section 6 - DBT Assumptions About Patients


Section 7 -  Targets & Goals of DBT

Sample Section - History of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Instructor: Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD

Stephanie Vaughn, PsyD

Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist-HSP 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 U.S. Department of Defense, Kennedy Krieger Hospital in Baltimore, Jacksonville Naval Hospital, Kentucky State Hospital, and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.

Dr. Vaughn is one of only two DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, 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, Dr. Vaughn has served as the interim Director of a women’s residential treatment center for Substance Use Disorders (DBT-SUD) and 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 for and travels around the country teaching DBT and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD.