Applying DBT for Client Wellness and Recovery

Presented by Andrew Bein, PhD, LCSW on 07-18-2014 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) offers highly effective strategies and skills for those with emotion regulation challenges. As clinicians, when we attempt to apply these technologies, we often struggle to cobble together exercises and approaches that connect with the realities of our clients and service settings.

This web conference presents a dynamic, evidence-supported, DBT-informed approach that fits the realities of our clientele and fulfills the need to incorporate recovery-oriented principles. Participants will understand and learn how to utilize "Wise Mind" as a central, memorable concept that guides efforts in moment-to-moment emotion regulation and resilience, incorporating DBT skill areas. At the end of the web conference, participants will understand how to implement "IMPROVE the moment" strategies, mindfulness interventions, and other powerful DBT approaches with trans-diagnostic individuals.

This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Identify DBT applications that fit the realities of our clientele and connect with mental health and substance abuse recovery goals;
  2. Utilize "Wise Mind" as a central, memorable concept guiding trans-diagnostic individuals in moment-to-moment emotion regulation and resilience;
  3. Select specific in-session exercises that work with diverse populations;
  4. Discuss how basic neuroscience explanations build motivation for DBT clients.

Accuracy and Limitations

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based approach. The DBT applications introduced here are considered DBT-informed in that they maintain the essence of DBT; however, they are adaptations. Though supportive evidence for the approach and exercises discussed in this presentation have been outlined in Bein's latest book, specific, continued research needs to be conducted.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. A recording of the web conference will be available to members in GoodTherapy.org's Continuing Education Archives within two weeks. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of GoodTherapy.org can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area.

403.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Event Reviews from Members

"I see how many aspects of the modalities I have studied all blend into Dr. Bein's presentation. I liked the deep compassion and respectfulness of the approach." - Terri Hager, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW

"I really liked how well he knows the material and that he practices it. It was good that there were real-life opportunities for him to demonstrate mindfulness practice. I have begun to practice the principles myself already. Very helpful!" - Heather Bade, LLMSW

Meet the Presenter

Andrew Bein, PhD, LCSW

Andrew Bein, PhD, LCSW

Andrew Bein, PhD, LCSW has worked almost 30 years as a consultant, trainer, researcher, and clinician. He is the author of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Wellness and Recovery: Interventions and Activities for Diverse Client Needs. The book reflects his mindfulness training as well as his DBT-informed group and individual practice with a variety of client populations/settings, including women with substance abuse, dual diagnosis, community mental health clinics, and high schools. Dr. Bein is a dedicated mindfulness practitioner and the author of The Zen of Helping: Spiritual Principles for Mindful and Open-Hearted Practice. For more information about Dr. Bein and his work, please visit www.andrewbein.org.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.