This on-demand professional training program on Skills, Coaching, Crisis Calls, and Putting it All Together is part of our Certification training and is presented by Michele Galietta, Ph.D.

One of the four components of comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is telephone coaching. As DBT formally incorporates intersession contact, it is essential to understand this therapeutic tool's corresponding protocols, utility, and functions. This program orients participants to this unique aspect of DBT and utilizes role-playing to demonstrate clinical examples. While patients do not have to be in crisis to use coaching, there are times that patients may need coaching during an ongoing crisis. Therefore, this program educates participants on dealing with a crisis call.

Another unique aspect of DBT is the consultation team. The consultation team is the backbone of DBT and provides emotional and technical support for DBT therapists. The consultation team makes therapists more skillful in the delivery of DBT, similar to how the skills group makes patients more skillful. This program will discuss a consultation team's meeting agenda, common problems, agreements, and solutions for healthy teams.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe an introduction to DBT

  • Describe salient features of the research behind DBT

  • Describe adaptations of DBT for specialized settings and populations

  • Describe the structure of DBT

  • Describe bio-social theory of DBT

  • Describe the therapist and client agreements in DBT

  • Describe the assumptions of clients and therapy in DBT

  • Describe the therapist and client agreements in DBT

  • Describe the modes of DBT and their Function

  • Describe the modes and functions for their DBT Program

Presented By

Michele Galietta, PhD

Dr. Michele Galietta is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York where she served as Director of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program from 2005-2013. Dr. Galietta is a researcher and clinician specializing in the training, adaptation and dissemination of empirically-supported treatments to community and forensic/correctional settings.

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  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Course Preview


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Mindfulness and Homework Review

    • Lesson 1 Video

  • 3

    Risk Review

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Coaching - Telephone and In-vivo

    • Lesson 3 Video

  • 5

    Coaching Exercise and Discussion - Part 1

    • Lesson 4 Video

  • 6

    Coaching Exercise and Discussion - Part 2

    • Lesson 5 Video

  • 7

    Dealing with Crises

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Dealing with Crises Exercise

    • Lesson 7 Video

  • 9

    Mindfulness Activity and Homework

    • Lesson 8 Video

  • 10

    Consultation Team - Part 1

    • Lesson 9 Video

  • 11

    Consultation Team - Part 2

    • Lesson 10 Video

  • 12

    Putting it All Together

    • Lesson 11 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 13


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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