Clinicians frequently struggle with clients who are “stuck”—miserable yet unwilling or unable to move forward. Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) offers highly effective strategies for breaking logjams in therapy and increasing positive outcomes for tough challenges, such as threatening suicide, power struggles in therapy, nonadherence, and constantly shifting symptoms and problems. In this recording, learn to focus clients on creating a “life worth living” and discover how to:
- Create movement and flow in therapy using both acceptance- and change-based strategies
- Use specific evidence-based tools to quickly engage clients in therapy and determine how best to target symptoms
- Harness the power of dialectics and experience the benefits of mindfulness-based interventions
- Use behaviour chain analysis to understand the function of behaviour and apply it to therapy to improve outcomes
Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, provides mental health services to adolescents and their families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has 30 30 years of experience working directly with adolescents and families, is a "top therapist" for adolescents, teaches graduate students, trains therapists and leads a highly regarded and successful clinical practice. he lectures often on the value of DBT with young people. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and his trainings consistently receive the highest ratings. He is the coauthor of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents, What works With Teens: A Professional's Guide to Engaging Authentically with Adolescents to Achieve Lasting Change, and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions (New Harbinger, 2016).
Financial: Britt Rathbone is the founder and director of Rathbone & Associates and has employment relationships with the Washington Center for Mental Health Training and the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He receives royalties as a published author. Britt Rathbone receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Britt Rathbone is an advisor to ParentInsider.com. He is a member of the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and the Registry of Group Psychotherapists.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
- Assess how to create discrepancy with values, goals, and behaviours to move therapy forward.
- Appraise specific evidence-based tools to quickly engage clients in therapy and determine how best to target symptoms.
- Determine how to develop skill with behaviour chain analysis to understand the function of behaviour and apply it to therapy to improve outcomes.
- Demonstrate how to create movement and flow in therapy using both acceptance-based and change-based strategies.
- Learn how to create discrepancy with values, goals, and behaviours to move therapy forward.
- Learn to quickly identify meaningful value-driven goals with clients.
- Identify behaviours that clients engage in that get them stuck.
- Effectively highlight conflict between behaviours and goals to jumpstart motivation to change.
- Describe specific evidence-based tools to quickly engage clients in therapy and determine how best to target symptoms.
- Establish appetitive long-term goals that resonate with clients and pull them towards meaningful change.
- Translate long term goals into specific therapy tasks to bring about change.
- Create a relationship between equals that engages client in the therapy process.
- Develop an organized plan for targeting symptoms to maximize therapy effectiveness.
- Recognize how to develop skill with behaviour chain analysis to understand the function of behaviour and apply it to therapy to improve outcomes.
- Learn when to use a behaviour chain analysis to collaboratively assess factors that reinforce problematic behaviours.
- Increase willingness to target challenging behaviours by effectively and accurately identifying problematic behaviours and teaching effective replacement behaviours.
- Describe how to create movement and flow in therapy using both acceptance-based and change-based strategies.
- Apply acceptance-based strategies including validation and mindfulness in an effective manner to soothe clients and manage intense emotion dysregulation.
- Aggressively target change using problem-solving, contingencies, skills training, exposure, and cognitive modification.
- Artfully use dialectical treatment strategies to break through power struggles, resistance, and treatment interfering behaviours.
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Addiction Counselors
- Case Managers
- Other Mental Health Professionals