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The Four Modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy:
12 Week (12 CE) Workshop

Presenter: Presenter: Dr. Yosef Posy

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These webinars offer 12 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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The Four Modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

This is a 12 session, 12 hour class.

Classes are all scheduled 8:30 AM EST - 9:30 AM EST.

The training will discuss the use of validation and dialectics to help move clients towards change. The four modules of DBT: Mindfulness, Distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness will be discussed. Examples from real life situations will be provided.


Each session is recorded. If you miss any sessions , you can watch them later. Earn 12 CE Credit.


Session 1 History of DBT (On Recording)

  1. CBT for borderline personality
  2. CBT limitations
  3. What is DBT
  4. Dialectics
  5. Behavioral change / skills
  6. Validation
  7. DBT assumptions
  8. Wrap up/ review


Session 2 Diagnostic Criteria for BPD (On Recording)

  1. DSMV definitions

  2. Common symptom presentation

  3. BPD risk factors

  4. Comorbid disorders

    1. Bipolar

    2. Anxiety

    3. Other personality disorders

  5. Wrap up/ review Session


Session 3 Diagnosis Appropriate for DBT Treatment (On Recording)

  1. BPD

  2. ODD

  3. OCD

  4. Anxiety DBT limitations

  5. OCPD

  6. Other cluster Bs

  7. Schizophrenia

  8. ASD

  9. Wrap up review


Session 4 Components of DBT Treatment (Thursday, May 19)

  1. One on one session

  2. Skills groups

  3. Phone coaching

  4. Consultation team

  5. More on validation

    1. Levels of validation

    2. Validation > change

  6. Wrap up review


Session 5 Mindfulness & Wise Mind (Thursday, May 26)

  1. Observe
  2. Describe
  3. Participate
    1. Non judgmentally
    2. One mindfully
    3. Effectively
  4. Mindfulness practice exercise
    1. Music
    2. Other
  5. Wrap up review


Session 6 Emotional Regulation (Thursday, June 02)
  1. Analyzing behavior
  2. Chain analysis
    1. Different uses of chain analysis
    2. Diary cards
  3. wrap up review


Session 7 Reduce Vulnerability (Thursday, June 09)

  1. Please
  2. Build Mastery
  3. Build positive experience
  4. Behavioral skills
    1. Opposite action to emotion
    2. Various uses of opposite action
  5. Wrap up/ review


Session 8 Distress Tolerance Skills (Thursday, June 23)

  1. When are these used?
  2. Purpose, distress tolerance continued
  3. Suicide prevention
  4. Self-harm prevention
  5. Wrap up/ review


Session 9 Distress Tolerance continued (Thursday, June 30)

  1. Distract skills
  2. Distress tolerance continued
  3. Wise mind accepts
  4. Wrap up/ review


Session 10 Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills (Thursday, July 07)

  1. Purpose of skills
  2. Use of skills to prevent invalidation
  3. Use of skills to prevent aggression
  4. Interpersonal effectiveness skills and emotional regulation
  5. Interpersonal skills and distress tolerance
  6. Wrap up/review


Session 11 Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills continued (Thursday, July 14)

  1. Objective effectiveness – dear man
  2. Relationship effectiveness – give
  3. Self-respect effectiveness - fast
  4. Wrap up review


Session 12 Case Presentations (Thursday, July 21)
  1. Case presentation 1/ case type determined by request
  2. Case presentation 2/ case type determined by request
  3. wrap up review


Dr. Yosef Posy is a doctoral level psychologist who received his doctoral degree from Hofstra University.  Dr Posy has also done advanced training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) through Behavioral Tech, and has worked as a clinician, supervisor and administrator since 2003. Dr Posy has provided training on CBT and DBT to several schools in the Brooklyn area. He has also developed, and ran a Doctoral level internship and externship program for Interborough Developmental & Consultation Center.

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

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Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.