Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Introduction to Distress Tolerance Skills

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    51 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy was originally created by Dr. Marsha Linehan to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, a highly stigmatized emotion dysregulation disorder. It is now used to treat many different mental health conditions and its skills can be applied to any life. DBT is a skills-based program. It is packed-full of coping skills that help learners regulate emotions, tolerate distress, and manage interpersonal relationships.read more »»

Mental health issues affect people worldwide. They can decrease the quality of life dramatically and even threaten lives. The skills you’ll learn in this course can be taught to your patients to help them cope better with their realities. Pair this Mindfulness module with the five other DBT courses that are also available.
Distress Tolerance is one of four modules that make up Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Many people with mental health disorders struggle to withstand difficult emotions without resorting to self-destructive behaviours. This module teaches crucial skills to help learners tolerate stressful situations. You’ll learn that all emotions pass, as well as many skills to share with your clients in times of distress.

Who Should Attend?
Everyone to gain skills to share with patients who are struggling with mental health disorders.

Key concepts covered include:

This course explains the core concepts of DBT Distress Tolerance. It covers the psychology behind distress tolerance, radical acceptance, and other distress tolerance skills. These skills are meant to be practised in order to get through distressing situations effectively. Weathering distress without using ineffective coping skills can improve your mood and quality of life.

Instructor

Ms. Alicia Paz

M.A. Counseling Psychology


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Alicia Paz created the first online DBT course of its kind in 2013. She has since taught Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) coping skills to over 4,000 students in 110 countries through live modules with skills coaching. In 2020 she launched a community DBT platform that includes live course sessions. She is also writing a DBT workbook for children.

For: intermediates

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