Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Certificate
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Certificate

Counselling and psychology approaches, theoretical knowledge and practice for counsellors to be, work from home / online
4.5 (47 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Elmira Strange
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Know how to use DBT approach in their work
  • Know how counselling & psychotherapy is used
  • Know how to structure therapeutic sections ('online' or 'offline')
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  • An interest in counselling or psychology
  • A basic knowledge of what counselling or psychotherapy involves
  • An awareness that counselling has different approaches

Are you interested in a career as a professional therapist (or coach)? Do you want to build a new career working from your own practice where you can use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy approach, or is this your first step towards professional qualifications? 

In this course you will take 24 informative lectures where you will be guided with the step-by-step approach in becoming a professional DBT therapist who work with clients in counselling and therapeutic settings. 

You will learn:

  • how to plan treatment goals with your client,
  •  how to use DBT approach in various disorders and conditions such as Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD and eating disorder
  • understand what is 'mindfulness', 
  • what is 'distress tolerance', and 
  • what is 'emotional regulation' 

You will also learn how to set up therapeutic and learning environment for the client, and you will understand the philosophy of DBT.

Are you ready to become a professional therapist (or coach) and use DBT in your work?

Then what are you waiting for? Enrol now and I see you in my class!! :)

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to work as a therapist or use therapy in work
  • Anyone who is interested in counselling or psychotherapy
  • Anyone who wants to learn DBT approach
Compare to Other Counseling Courses
Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
2 Lectures 07:52

In this video you will find out who your instructor / teacher is, what is her background, and why she is (very) suitable to teach about psychology and counselling here! 

Preview 01:48

In the video you will learn what this course is about, and how to take this course so that you could derive the best knowledge from it! 

Preview 06:04
What is Counselling & Psychotherapy
3 Lectures 26:02

In this lecture we will talk about 'counselling'. What it is, what is involved, what types of clients come to see a counsellor, what kind of problems and issues counsellors have to deal with. A very important introductory topic to counselling! 

Preview 07:12

In this lecture we will be discussing the difference between 'psychotherapy' and 'counselling', what exactly they involve, whether the practitioners need a medical background in both professions, which of them we can use for work with the subconscious, and so much more!

Counselling & Psychotherapy

As we’ve been discussing in our previous lecture, there are clear differences (and similarities) between counsellors and psychotherapists. But there are also differences within any counsellors or psychotherapists groups too, and these differences predominantly depend on their approaches. 

There are many types of therapeutic approaches used today, and any of them can be adopted by a counsellor or psychotherapist. Some therapists use more than one approach in their work, or a mixture of different approaches. And this is what we will be discussing in our lecture!

Approaches in Counselling & Psychotherapy
About Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
3 Lectures 16:43

In this lecture we will be discussing what is DBT, how it can be defined and what it is involve as a therapeutic approach. You will also find out who is the founder or creator of this effective approach that is used widely today within psychotherapy and counselling community 

What is DBT?

So now we know that DBT means a treatment of emotional-related conditions and disorders through teaching the client to change their thinking patterns so that they resulted in a more healthy and helpful psychological state and behaviour. The client learns to realise their own unhelpful emotions, recognise and accept them before attempting to change them. So DBT is about a balance of acceptance and change.

So what 'dialectical' means then? Let's discuss it here!

What is ‘dialectical’?

By now you already know who is the developer of this interesting approach and what it really involves. Let's have a look at its true origins, what it was created for, what philosophy it is used and so on. Another important lecture not to be missed! 

History & Philosophy of DBT
DBT Strategies & 'Life Skills'
4 Lectures 34:08

Welcome to our next module where we will be discussing DBT strategies for 'life skills', or in other word - the skills that are taught to the client during the therapy. These skills are the essential part of the DBT therapy which enable the client to improve their thinking patterns, emotions and behaviour, and of course as a consequence - to improve their life situation too. 

What is 'Mindfulness'

In this lecture we will be discussing the second 'life skill' which is taught by DBP practitioners - 'distress tolerance'. We will have a look at its definition, and the acronyms that can help to learn this skill (and its sub-skills too). You will find out how to improve the client's resilience to negative and any stressful situations so that they can manage them outside of the therapeutic office on their own! 

What is 'Distress Tolerance'

'Emotion Regulation' is the next 'life skill' that is foundational aspect of the DBT approach. As you can guess from its name, it's more to do with 'emotions' - how to manage them in a healthy way, how to feel balanced and not get overwhelmed, how to feel in control and so on. 

To make the learning easier, this skill is also decided into sub-skills where we can use acronyms such as PLEASE MASTERy. Much easier to understand and to learn it for your client when using those acronyms! 

What is 'Emotion regulation'

'Interpersonal Effectiveness' is a fourth 'life skill' in DBT which is all about 'relationships' of the client. It is very important that these skills are used in this particular order as we are learning them. 

So let's have a look at the skin and its sub-skills such as 'objective effectiveness', 'relationship effectiveness' and 'self-respect effectiveness' where we can use acronyms too! 

What is 'Interpersonal Effectiveness'
Treatment by DBT
5 Lectures 39:41

DBT is complex approach that involves several stages, goals and subgoals that are learned through acronyms. If you stayed until now with this course, then I encourage you to continue. The most difficult information you have absorbed by now (or in the process of it now), so you are grasping it well at this point!

Multistage approach of DBT

In the previous lecture we’ve discussed that DBT is a complex multi-staged approach which uses various acronyms for teaching the clients different life skills. So what are the formal stages of the DBT approach? 

Let's have a look at four stages within DBT treatment, and the characteristics and definitions of each 

The Stages of Treatment in DBT

By now you have learned a lot of information on DBT approach. You know that we teach the client certain life skills, and each of them have some sub-skills. We also know that there are some stages of learning that takes place within the therapy. Here we will look at how quickly a therapist can prioritise the treatment targets or goals.  

What is more important to focus on? Let's discuss it here!

Prioritising Treatments Targets

In this lecture we will discuss how DBT can be provided to the client and which forms. Then we'll have a look at several principles that are important for setting up the best learning environment for the clients. 

As you know by now, DBT is about teaching! Teaching 'life skills' and various sub-skills through acronyms. This is why learning how to set up the best learning environment is an important topic here too. 

How to set up 'learning environment' for the client

Behavioural analysis in DBT is also known as Chain analysis. 

The Behavioural Chain analysis is very common in cognitive behavioural therapies and is considered to be the primary therapeutic tool in DBT. This is why it is used in almost every DBT session. 

So let's have a look at this tool and how we can use it in our sessions with the clients!

How to conduct 'Behavioural Analysis'
DBT for Psychological Disorders
5 Lectures 36:07

As you are going through this course, you become clearer about what DBT really means and involves, how you can use it in your work, and  probably even in what cases. Here we will be looking at what DBT is used for, what type of psychological disorders and conditions, where it can be used more successfully and where the person would benefit from other alternative therapies instead. 

Uses of DBT

in this lecture we will have a look at what BPD is and how DBT is used to treat it. Remember than BPD was the disorder that Marsha Linehan was suffering from herself and what she created DBT treatment for! This is why we are looking at this disorder first, before discusisng any other psychological treatments here. 

DBT in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Here in this lecture we will discuss how DBT is used for depression, which is one of the most common psychological disorders of our times globally. Everybody knows what depression can feel like, whether is experienced as a short-term 'blues' or severe depression. In any case, it can draw out all your energy reserves. So, can DBT be useful for treating depression too? Let's discuss it here!

DBT in the treatment of Depression

In this lecture you will learn what is 'anxiety' and 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder', and how DBT addressed both of these conditions. 

Anxiety is an umbrella term for several disorders such as OCD, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and phobias. Anxiety disorders interfere with a person’s ability to function normally, they cause distress and are considered to be a serious mental health problem. Let's continue our discussion in the video!

DBT for treatment of Anxiety & OCD

So far we’ve discussed that although DBT initially was created for the treatment of BPD, currently it is used for many psychological disorders and conditions such as anxiety and depression. In this lecture we’ll have a look at using DBT for eating disorders. 

So let’s have a look at what is 'eating disorder' and how DBT views this psychological condition. 

DBT for treatment of 'Eating Disorders'
Effectiveness of DBT
3 Lectures 15:36

During this course we’ve talked about various psychological disorders that can be treated with DBT. DBT is a very valuable therapeutic approach for anyone who suffers with emotion-related disorder, and would benefit from learning how to balance and regulate own emotional state. So it is really that effective? Let's discuss it here!

How effective is DBT?

Well, throughout the course you’ve learned pretty much what you need to know about DBT approach, how to use it, the philosophy behind it and what exactly it involves!

Here we are looking at any limiations and criticism of this approach if they exist, and the scientific research behind it!

Criticism and Limitations of DBT

Well, this is the end of this course! I hope you really enjoyed it and found it useful for your work. In this video I just want to say my 'thanks' and 'good bye' to you, and how you can connect with me with any questions or comments about any of my courses

Thank You and Good Bye!
About the Instructor
Elmira Strange
4.4 Average rating
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Motivational Psychologist, 4000+ students

Hey, my name is Elmira Strange, and I am Motivational Psychologist and Certified Life Coach. I am passionate about working with students who want to become online instructors and coaches.

My previous work involved Research Psychology and Lecturing at University (UK).

The unusual bit: I was born in Northern Kazakhstan (where it's freezing cold in winter -40C), then moved to Russia, then to the United Kingdom.

The interesting bit: I had a life-saving surgery and near-death experience in 2012. The near-death experience made me realise that we are here to share our knowledge, help each other, and enjoy this life.

My interests: Psychology, Motivation

My previous experience: Whilst I was working at University (Wales, UK) as a Senior Researcher and Psychology Lecturer (prior to Udemy), my focus was on 'Researching Stress in Families of Disabled Children' where I had to learn what makes people stressed and unhappy. 

Since 2006 I am working as an 'online entrepreneur' as well: writing blogs and books, and now 'teaching online' which became my true passion. In my Udemy courses I combine my extensive knowledge of 'online entrepreneurship' and my passion for 'Motivational Psychology and Coaching'.