How DBT Handles Resistance
Presented By Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist-HSP
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) has earned a reputation for successfully treating clients who engage in, what has traditionally been referred to as, “resistant” behavior. This training will highlight DBT’s unique approach to addressing difficult client behaviors and will teach specific strategies any therapist may use to overcome barriers to progress. Attendees will learn through a combination of didactic material, role-plays, short videos, and experiential activities in order to expand their options for how to respond to challenging client behaviors.
- Describe the concept of “resistance” using DBT terminology
- Identify strategies for responding to Therapy Interfering Behaviors (TIB)
- Explain how taking a dialectical stance can assist when addressing therapeutic ruptures
- Use DBT stylistic strategies to improve therapy outcomes
Dr. Stephanie Vaughn is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Florida who also maintains an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) granted from the PSYPACT Commission. Her main role is the CEO and owner of PSYCHē, PLLC, a national group practice pairing independent expert clinicians with PSYCHē clients. She is a Linehan Board Certified DBT Clinician™, a national speaker for Premier Education Solutions Incorporated (PESI), and an Affiliate and Associate faculty member for Vanderbilt University’s Psychiatry and Psychology programs, respectively. She has presented for multiple professional organizations and universities, hosts a podcast with therapy tips and opinions, “PSYCHē Says,” and has authored a variety of DBT materials produced by Psychotherapy Academy.
Dr. Vaughn has worked with combat veterans and women with Military Sexual Trauma (MST) at the Department of Veteran Affairs and has served as a trainer and clinical consultant for a variety of institutions including the U.S. Department of Defense, Kennedy Krieger Hospital, Jacksonville Naval Hospital, Kentucky Western State Hospital, and Camp Pendelton Marine Base. She founded and led Vanderbilt Medical Center’s DBT peer consult team from 2010-2019 and continues to contribute on an as needed basis.
CE credit for this event is co-sponsored by NPI and the Institute for Continuing Education. Application has been made for 6.00 contact hours and full attendance will be required. No partial credit will be awarded.