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Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice

SW790, Section 009

This course presents advanced topics in interpersonal practice. The topics may include emerging practice methods, advanced application of methods covered in other required methods courses, and applications of methods in specific populations.

Topic Description / Additional Information

DBT is an empirically supported treatment for individuals with severe emotionally regulation problems. Part of the treatment consists of teaching individuals specific skill sets in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and crisis management. Participants will learn an overview of these skills and how to integrate these skills into their clinical practice in both a group and individual therapy setting.
As a result of this training participants will be able to:
1)Discuss the DBT research for different populations
2) Understand the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and the biosocial theory underlying the diagnosis in DBT
3) Explain how dialectics are used in DBT
4) Learn the four modules of skills in DBT (Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance)
5) Conduct Behavioral Chain Analyses
6)Explain Validation Strategies and the contexts in which they apply

Semester: Spring / Summer 2012
Instructor: Elizabeth M. Haas
Topic: Basic Skills for Dialectical Behavior Therapy
U-M Class #: 63324
Time: Fr/Sa Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: 2752 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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