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Reviewing the Availability, Efficacy and Clinical Utility of Telepsychology in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Tele-DBT)

About the Course:

Telepsychology is increasingly being implemented in mental health care. The authors conducted a scoping review on the best available research evidence regarding availability, efficacy and clinical utility of telepsychology in DBT. The aim was to help DBT-therapists make empirically supported decisions about the use of telepsychology during and after the current pandemic and to anticipate the changing digital needs of patients and clinicians. The search and selection procedures resulted in 41 articles containing information on phone consultation, smartphone applications, internet delivered skills training, videoconferencing, virtual reality and computer- or video-assisted interventions in DBT. Methods, results, conclusions, and next steps are discussed.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Reviewing the Availability, Efficacy and Clinical Utility of Telepsychology in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Tele-DBT) created by Hanneke van Leeuwen, MSc et al. in 2021.

Publication Date:

Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation (2021) 8:26

Course Material Authors

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Hanneke van Leeuwen, MSc
Hanneke van Leeuwen, MSc, works as a Clinical Psychologist at Vincent van Gogh for Mental Health Care in the Netherlands. Within the institution she has a major role in setting up and developing the DBT program, including the implementation of the blended DBT aftercare module and DBT for people with emotion regulation problems and a genetic syndrome. In addition to her clinical activities, she is also a PhD candidate and she conducts research into, among other things, the association between the degree of received criticism and following a DBT network training and the feasibility and effectiveness of a blended DBT skills training in people with disabilities.
Roland Sinnaeve, MSc
Roland Sinnaeve, MSc, works at UPC KU Leuven as a psychologist, researcher, and DBT trainer. As psychologist he has specialized in the treatment of young adults with severe personality problems and complex care needs. In Belgium he is engaged as chairman of the Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists and member of the guiding committee 'guidelines for diagnostics and treatment of suicidal behaviour.'

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. Summarize the research to date on the efficacy and clinical utility of telepsychology in standard DBT.
  2. Compare telepsychology and face-to-face contact in DBT treatment.
  3. Discuss how the addition of telepsychology to standard DBT modes increases the efficacy and/or clinical utility of DBT.
  4. Summarize areas of future research for telepsychology in DBT.


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Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
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Course Material Authors

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Course Creator: Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC

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Course Number 103345
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