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DBT for Treatment of Trauma with MCQs

——   Created by SUDAM GHOSH

Learn DBT Techniques for Treating Mental Illness for Beginners with MCQs

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What is DBT?

DBT or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a specialised, useful, and time-tested method to treat various trauma-related mental disorders. It works exceedingly well in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, etc. DBT incorporates a philosophical process called dialectics. Dialectics is based on the concept that everything is composed of opposites and that change occurs when there is a "dialogue" between opposing forces. It is also useful to treat people experiencing difficulty with emotional regulation or exhibiting self-destructive behaviours and having thoughts of suicide.

How is it Different from CBT?

Although DBT & CBT are two forms of psychotherapies or ‘Talk Therapies’ based on common concepts, there are lot of differences between them. Dialectical behavior therapy or DBT is based on CBT, with a greater focus on emotional and social aspects. DBT was developed to help people cope with extreme or unstable emotions and harmful behaviours. There are marked differences in terms of goals, philosophies, types of sessions, and their applications. Clinical research has shown that DBT is most effective for Borderline personality disorder, Eating disorders, Self-harm, Substance use disorders, and Trauma.

 What is the Importance of this Course?

 Various studies indicate that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. In terms of quality years of life lost due to disability or death, China is ranked at the top in the world followed by India and USA. As per WHO, certain mental disorders like Anxiety Disorders, including panic disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder(OCD), Phobias, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder(BPD), Bipolar Disorder(BD), and other mood disorders, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) have been on the rise worldwide, especially due to #Covid19. Treatments are available, but nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder never seek help from a health professional due to unawareness and social stigma. It is therefore important to spread awareness of the mental disease and prevent its aggravation through timely intervention.

 How will this Course Help You?

 This course attempts to make you learn the basic DBT concepts and techniques and apply them to help people in their work environment, neighbourhood, and family overcomes the ill effects of mental disorders. It is a beginner-level course where you can easily grasp the concepts and the methodologies in simple steps. The instructor for this course is Najwa Bashir, a counseling Psychologist who has made several courses on psychotherapies. The teaching style is simple and easy so that the students can easily grasp and digest the subject. The instructor makes the students grasp the key concepts step by step and guide them to complex areas of learning. You can complete this ‘DBT for Treating Trauma for Beginners Course’ in your own time and pace. You can easily complete the course in 16 days by completing each section in one day and performing the Self-Achievement Test the next day. It is ideal for first-time learners who have no idea of DBT.

 What does this Course contain?

 The course is divided into 9 sections, with one being an introduction video and the 8 sections being lessons. The sections are replete with video lectures & Demo Videos in the MP4 version, Self-Help Worksheets from well-reputed websites, reference articles, DBT Manuals, Psychology Dictionary and Self Achievement Test with answer key. This course is not a substitute for university-approved courses but it acts as an aid for quicker learning. 

 What You Will Learn:

  • You will learn practical DBT based tools and techniques that can be used for treating trauma and other mental disorders
  • Introduction to DBT- Here you will get an outline of what are the learning objectives of the course, the concepts of Dialectics and Behavior Therapy, the purpose of DBT, its history, its uniqueness, and importance, what is Borderline Personality Disorder(BPD) and Bipolar Disorder(BD), types of therapies, treatment of other mental disorders, how it works, pros & cons of DBT, its uses and effectiveness, the difference between CBT & DBT.
  • A DBT Demo will help you understand how DBT therapy sessions are conducted.
  • Difference between CBT & DBT- Here you will learn the exact difference between the two therapies. You will learn the treatment methods, differences in goals, and difference in philosophies, how each session differs, differences in their application & how to decide whether CBT or DBT will work for you. 
  • DBT & Treatment of Trauma- Here you will learn the DBT methods for treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), how DBT is designed for the treatment of PTSD, its symptoms, how it helps reduce trauma-related anxieties, how DBT works with CBT and Prolonged Exposure Therapy(PET), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing(EMDR)
  • DBT Skill Modules- Here you will learn 4 different skill modules in DBT and their usefulness: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness & Emotion Regulation.
  • Mindfulness & Treatment of Trauma- Here you will learn about DBT Mindfulness, Core Mindfulness and its effectiveness.
  • Treatment of Trauma using Distress Tolerance- Here you will learn about Distress Tolerance, various skills required for treatment, how to treat distress tolerance to treat trauma, and how to practice distress tolerance skills
  • Treatment of Trauma using Emotion Regulation- Here you will learn about Emotional Regulation, its goals, how to understand emotions and how to label them, how to reduce emotional vulnerability, decrease emotional suffering, its importance, and how emotion regulation helps in reducing trauma
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness- Here you will learn about interpersonal effectiveness skills, 4 acronyms signifying Core Skills like ‘THINK’, ‘FAST’, ‘GIVE’ & ‘DEARMAN’ and their importance in improving quality of life, how DBT uses these 4 Core Skills to treat trauma.


What are the Pre- Requisites for this Course?

  • No prior knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is required to enroll in this course - making it ideal for those who are new to exploring this exciting form of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • As a beginner-level course, it is ideal for first-time learners and those who need to apply the DBT techniques in their daily lives. Health Workers, HR Executives, Parents, and Community Workers are some examples of people who can take this course to bring about a change in people’s behavior. 
  • The course has been designed to blend psychology-based theoretical knowledge with practical application to apply the techniques to solve daily life issues with confidence.
  • An internet connection and a Laptop/PC/Mobile/Tablet.
  • A desire to transform people's lives. 

For Whom This Course is Meant?

  •  This course is for first-time Learners, Students, Health Workers, HR Executives, Parents, Community Workers & those interested to know about DBT, its benefits, and the process to transform people’s lives.
  • This course is not for Professionals, Teachers, and those already in the field of DBT Therapy.

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Course Outline

Lecture#1- Course Introduction by Instructor

Module#1- Introduction to DBT

  • Lecture#2- Introduction to DBT
  • Lecture#3- DBT Demo
  • MCQs

Module#2- Distinction Between CBT & DBT

  • Lecture#4- Distinction Between CBT & DBT
  • MCQs

Module#3- DBT & Treatment of Trauma

  • Lecture#5- DBT & Treatment of Trauma
  • MCQs

Module#4- Four Skill Modules in DBT

  • Lecture#6- Four Skill Modules in DBT
  • MCQs

Module#5- Mindfulness & Treatment of Trauma using Mindfulness

  • Lecture#7- Mindfulness & Treatment of Trauma using Mindfulness
  • MCQs

Module#6- Distress Tolerance & Treatment of Trauma using Distress Tolerance

  • Lecture#8- Distress Tolerance & Treatment of Trauma using Distress Tolerance
  • MCQs

Module#7- Emotional Regulation & Treatment of Trauma using Emotional Regulation

  • Lecture#9- Emotional Regulation & Treatment of Trauma using Emotional Regulation regulation
  • MCQs

Module#8-Interpersonal Effectiveness & Treatment of Trauma using Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Lecture#10- Interpersonal Effectiveness & Treatment of Trauma using Interpersonal effectiveness
  • MCQs

Module#9- Summing Up

  • Lecture#11-Summing Up

11 Lessons

6 mins
Course Introduction
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Module#1- Introduction to DBT
15 mins
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4 mins
Module#2- Distinction Between CBT & DBT
8 mins
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Module#3- DBT & Treatment of Trauma
14 mins
Module#4- Four Skill Modules in DBT
6 mins
Module#5- Mindfulness & Treatment of Trauma using Mindfulness
14 mins
Module#6- Distress Tolerance & Treatment of Trauma using Distress Tolerance
12 mins
Module#7- Emotional Regulation & Treatment of Trauma using Emotional Regulation
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About the instructor

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I am Sudam Ghosh(B.Com Hons; MBA; C.S Inter; L.LB; CAIIB), CEO of Zenith Academics and instructor for courses in Finance, Banking, and Risk Management. I …

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