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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adults with Borderline Personality Disorder

Course #: 06-735

Price: $6.00

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

This course will be expiring on 06/29/2023. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.

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CEU Course Description

A growing body of evidence demonstrates the efficacy of using dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to treat individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. The purpose of this intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from the BioMed Central journal, is to summarize the effectiveness of a 12-month standard DBT program for individuals for with borderline personality disorder (DBT) in a community mental health setting. Study background, methods, results, and conclusions are highlighted as well as a discussion of future implications and directions.

CEU Course Objectives

1. Discuss characteristics, symptoms, and quality of life considerations for individuals with borderline personality disorder.

2. Describe the components of dialectical behavior therapy and determine the rationale for using a DBT program to treat BPD.

3. Explain methods, results, implications, and conclusions of a study to determine the effectiveness of a 12-month DBT program for individuals with DBT in a community health setting.

4. Assess client outcomes in terms of borderline symptoms, anxiety, hopelessness, depression, and quality of life, as well as client progress across time-points during treatment.

5. Identify future directions for the use of DBT to treat BPD, including how family and systemic work can further enhance the effectiveness of DBT.

This course expires on 06/30/2023

Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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Course Date: 2017-12-01

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