ONLINE Dialectical Behavior Therapy: DBT Skills Training, Common Protocols and Behavioral Chain Analysis (Module 2 of DBT Certificate)

This module includes a discussion of the impact of the Biosocial Theory on the conceptualization of behavior and how this is addressed in DBT, the four modules of DBT and how they relate back to the biosocial theory. Common protocols will include the suicide protocol as well as protocols for placing clients on vacation from treatment due to interfering behaviors. Behavioral Chain Analysis and accompanying Solution Analysis will also be presented.

Learning Objectives

At the close of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify and explain the four modules of DBT which include Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
2. Develop a basic understanding of the relation between the four modules of skills training and the Biosocial Theory.
3. Identify and describe the common protocols used in DBT including the suicide protocol, egregious behavior protocol, PE protocol and Self-Harm Protocol
4. Be able to comprehend and complete all of the components of a Behavioral Chain Analysis and accompanying Solution Analysis

About the Presenter:

Michelle Quilter is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. Her dissertation focused on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. She also holds two Masters degrees – an MA in Community and Counseling Psychology from Marist College and an MS in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. A Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor since 2006, Dr. Quilter has received specialized training in both Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology. She has worked in an array of settings, including inpatient hospitals, emergency psychiatric care, and multiple levels of care in substance abuse treatment. Certified by DBT-Linehan Board of Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dr. Quilter has been utilizing this approach for over a decade in clinical practice and currently serves as the director of the DBT program at Lifeskills South Florida.

Sunday, October 18 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Lecture, Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc., Workshops/trainings


psychology, Mental health, social work, DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy




$350; $300 Early Bird until October 3, 2020. A limited number of seats have been reserved for students with a special $250 rate until October 3, 2020.

College of Social Work and Criminal Justice


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