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Digital Seminar

Adapting Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Everyday Clinical Needs

Andrew Bein, PhD, LCSW
6 Hours 13 Minutes
Audio and Video
Sep 20, 2018
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The Game-Changing Guide to Integrating DBT in Your Practice

For clients who struggle to regulate and cope with their emotions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can bring about lasting behavioral change – even if they aren’t diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Learn to adapt DBT to meet the needs of your practice and advance your clients’ treatment goals across a wide spectrum of behavioral health conditions. This recording will teach you to direct growth in each of the DBT skill areas (emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance) and guide efforts in moment-to-moment resilience and non-reactivity.

Led by Dr. Andrew Bein, a seasoned instructor with an energetic, hands-on approach to education, you will quickly master strategies for enhancing motivation and strengthening client engagement, as well as explaining the theory and science of DBT accessibly to clients. By the end of the recording, you will have the tools necessary to integrate DBT immediately into your practice and help your clients finally take control of their emotions and their lives.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Andrew Bein, PhD, LCSW has, for 20 years, been implementing mindfulness-based practices and Dialectical Behavior Therapy at a variety of practice settings. In a manner responsive to clinician, client and contextual realities, he has launched and contributed to DBT integration at the following settings: community mental health, outpatient dual diagnosis, women’s substance abuse, crisis residential, and high school and he has incorporated DBT into his private practice for individual and group treatment.

In addition to being a nationwide speaker, Dr. Bein is Professor Emeritus at Sacramento State University. His seminars blend evidence-based and practical-based guidance with compassion, humor and clarity, reflecting his deep commitment to directly modeling positive clinician practice. His latest book, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Wellness and Recovery: Interventions and Activities for Diverse Client Needs, illustrates how DBT can be integrated into clinical practice for profound client change.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Andrew Bein maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Communicare and Turning Point Programs. He receives royalties as a published author. Andrew Bein receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Andrew Bein has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Utilize the four skill modules and skill-based strategies for regulating emotions and maintaining safety in a clinical setting.
  2. Adapt DBT for a range of patient and clinical needs in any setting as it relates to clinical Treatment.
  3. Apply clinical interventions that reinforce DBT skills to improve client level of functioning.
  4. Design successful logging methods and “homework” for purposes of client psychoeducation.
  5. Demonstrate use-of-self competence to enhance DBT effectiveness and put to practical use in-session.
  6. Integrate DBT principles into clinical practice in conjunction with other interventions.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Dialectics
  • DBT vs. CBT
  • DBT in individual therapy
  • DBT in group therapy
  • Hierarchical skill instruction
  • Supporting research
  • Limitations of practice and risk
The Four Modules Of DBT Skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotion regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
Foundations For Powerful Client Interventions
  • Describe DBT principles and neuroscience accessibly to clients
  • Unify concepts
  • Build upon and refine concepts and skills session-to-session
  • Flatten the clinician-client hierarchy
  • Connect with client trauma
  • Enhance internal motivation
  • Strengthen skillful response and personal resilience
The Client’s Wise Mind Process
  • Intention
  • Acceptance and culturally competent equivalents
  • Improve the moment for emotion regulation and safety
  • Expand the moment to strengthen connection
  • Cultivate self-compassion, an emotion regulation oasis
  • Use Wise Mind diagrams for clients
Key Client Exercises
  • Effectively teaching mindfulness exercises
  • Face emotions and thoughts, improving the moment
  • Deal with judgments
  • Deal with difficult times: distress tolerance plan
  • Expand the moment (inclusive “bigger picture” or spiritual strategies)
  • Work with client logs and assignments
Moving Beyond Theory: How To Integrate Principles In Your Practice
  • Applications for diverse clientele
  • Adapt DBT to your practice setting
  • Strategies for effectively incorporating DBT
  • DBT work side-by-side with other interventions
  • Maintain practitioner radical acceptance and mindfulness in the midst of emotional intensity
  • Discuss case scenarios

Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Behavioral Health Clinicians
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Educators

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