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DBT and Borderline Personality Disorder

A DBT primer and Using Virtual Reality (VR) in DBT

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To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Dec 30th, 2022.

About the Course:

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a structured outpatient treatment developed by Dr Marsha Linehan for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Dialectical behavior therapy is based on cognitive- behavioral principles and is currently the only empirically supported treatment for BPD. Given the often comorbid psychiatric symptoms with BPD in patients participating in DBT, psychopharmacologic interventions are oftentimes considered appropriate adjunctive care. This article aims to outline the basic principles of DBT as well as comment on the role of pharmacotherapy as adjunctive treatment for the symptoms of BPD. The second article in this course looks at the use of Virtual Reality with DBT.

This course is based on the article, Dialectical behavior therapy as treatment for borderline personality disorder created by Jennifer M. May, MD et al. created in 2016 and the article The Use of Virtual Reality to Facilitate Mindfulness Skills Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Case Study by Maria V. Navarro-Haro, et al in 2016.

Publication Date:

2016

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Jennifer M. May, MD
Dr. May is board certified in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. She currently practices in Louisiana. This is the first article that she has published.
Maria V. Nararro-Haro
Maria Navarro Haro currently works as a PhD Assistant Professor at the University of Zaragoza. Previousely, she was the Coordinator of DBT treatment and Psychology Research Coordinator at Capio Hospital General de Cataluña HGC. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC
Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the major components of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
  2. Summarize DBT's effectiveness, including which diagnoses have been effectively treated using DBT.
  3. Describe the process of using virtual reality (VR) for skills training in DBT.
  4. Summarize the results of a case study using VR to administer DBT skills training.

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Course Number 102398
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