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Counseling: DBT I

EDCO 291 Z3 (CRN: 61580)

1 Credit Hour

About EDCO 291 Z3

Special issues in counseling, administration and planning, social work or higher education not appropriate to content of existing courses. Courses reflect the social services orientation of the Department of Integrated Professional Studies.


Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2019; Class meets on May 20 only from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; The entire course will run over a 4-week period with pre-readings being assigned for the first week and the acutal two in-class days running consecutively in the first 4 weeks. Follow-up coursework will be assigned; Contact for info

Section Description

This course will provide students with an understanding of Dialectical Behavior Therapy's origins and the theoretical assumptions that drive its practice. Students will be exposed to an overview of the general principles of cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectics as well as elements of Eastern mindfulness practice that provide the basis of DBT. In the first portion of this course, students will gain an understanding of: Borderline Personality Disorder diagnostic criteria and associated areas of skill deficits; Marsha Linehan's work with clients with BPD; the biosocial theory and component parts that constitute Dialectical Behavior Therapy.


Students will be evaluated based on performance in writing a DBT case conceptualization as well as participation in the live portion of the course.



Mann Hall - Trinity 211 (View Campus Map)


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