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THIRA CE Event Series – Part 1: The Story Behind the Dance – Overview of DBT

Join THIRA Health for breakfast as we dive into a four-part CE series focusing on DBT led by world-renowned DBT expert, Dr. Kathryn Korslund. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive, cognitive-behavioral treatment for individuals with multiple, complex, and difficult to treat disorders. Developed for acutely and chronically suicidal individuals with emotional dysregulation, interpersonal chaos, impulsiveness, confusion about the self (identity) and cognitive rigidity, DBT has been found to be effective for a wide range of clinical problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and substance use problems. This 3-hour clinically focused program will present the foundational philosophy, principles, and core treatment strategies of DBT. At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be able to: Describe the evidence-based applications of DBT for specific populations...

Alcohol Abuse and DBT

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol abuse may contribute to signs and symptoms of co-occurring problems. Most commonly, these symptoms are related to depression, anxiety, psychosis, and antisocial behavior. How DBT can be leveraged as treatment for alcohol abuse Alcohol abuse is often a sign of coping or self-medication that evolves into dependence. Often,  dependence on alcohol will cause consistent mood issues and weaken an individual’s ability to manage emotions. DBT is commonly used in instances of mood dysregulation, and as such, it can be a good fit for alcohol abuse patients also dealing with anxiety and depression. DBT emphasizes learned coping techniques, which can help an alcoholic make positive changes in their life and find other means of coping. Additionally,...

How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Blends Acceptance and Change

By Dr. Kathryn Korslund Although most therapists are aware of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in some way, shape, or form, few non-practitioners understand what, exactly, is implied by the approach’s “dialectics.” Generally speaking, the notion of a “dialectical” process suggests compromising, blending together, or creating something entirely new; transforming black and white into grey, so to speak. In the context of DBT, however, dialectics involves a push for coexistence, an effort to hold two ostensibly opposing forces next to each other without compromising either’s integrity while searching for synthesis; weaving a black-and-white plaid, so to speak. In fact, the practice of DBT itself emerged from Dr. Marsha Linehan’s attempts to reconcile acceptance- and change-based therapies without losing the effective elements of either. Change vs. Acceptance Change-based treatments have typically...

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