Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive mindfulness-informed intervention for addressing emotional dysregulation as it manifests in a variety of diagnoses. DBT can be used as a stand-alone intervention, or its numerous components (particularly the skills) can be utilized within a comprehensive paradigm of trauma focused care. DBT skills have long been integrated alongside EMDR therapy, especially in Preparation (Phase 2). In this course, participants will gain deeper insight into just how much DBT and EMDR have in common, and consider a richer array of applications for how one can support the other. Participants will learn and apply a multitude of DBT skills and concepts alongside EMDR therapy Phases 2, 7, and 8. Explore how DBT skills and concepts can assist EMDR therapists to work with complicated scenarios related to abreaction, dissociation, and complex trauma within Phases 3-6 of the standard EMDR protocol. Connections between AIP and biosocial theory (DBT) also highlighted, with implications for client history (Phase 1) and case conceptualization explored. Several case studies of how DBT skills were successfully integrated into EMDR therapy are explored throughout the presentation drawing on the presenters’ clinical experiences.
After this course, participants will be able to:
Discuss the history of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), theoretical perspectives, skills, interventions, and framework
Compare and contrast the biosocial theory of emotions (DBT) with the adaptive information processing (AIP) model of EMDR
Discuss applications of this comparison/contrast to Phase 1 (Client History) in EMDR and overall case conceptualization
Teach 5-7 DBT skills to clients, as well as giving and reviewing meaningful homework assignments
Integrate these skills into EMDR therapy Phases 2 & 7 and implement homework into Phase 7 & 8
Apply DBT skills related to grounding, mindfulness, and distress tolerance in navigating difficult situations in EMDR therapy (e.g., dissociation, abreaction, complex PTSD)
- Increase confidence in ability to identify and solve common problems in clinical treatment through a fusion of the DBT and EMDR therapy frameworks
This course meets the requirements for 6 Continuing Education credit hours by the CE approval bodies listed below:
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Course Approval: #10002-DL79.
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2021 – 03/16/2024.
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OCSWMFT) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306
Course Completion and CE Certificate Information:
You will have 30 days from the time you first access the course to complete the requirements and download your CE certificate. Please make sure to download your CE Certificate when prompted for your records. You will not be able to access the certificate after the 30 days.
This is a self-paced distance learning course, comprised of video recordings of a webinar. This is an intermediate level course. Completion of all modules, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course modules. The post-test is comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions and requires a passing mark of 75%, and is administered after completion of the course evaluation. Upon passing the post-test, participants are able to download their CE certificates. Participants have 30 days from the time of purchase to complete the course.
This course was first published May 2020. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, and EMDR Therapy: A Comprehensive Course for EMDR Therapists (with Dr. Jamie Marich)