Develop your toolkit of DBT’s practical life-enhancing skills in the areas of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness so that you can support your clients with–
Earn 21 CMTE credits
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), created by Dr. Marsha Linehan, is an effective evidence-based treatment model using skills training to “change behavioral, emotional, thinking, and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in living”. (Linehan 2015) Originally known for its effectiveness in working with patients with borderline personality disorder, DBT has now been shown to be beneficial for numerous populations and settings.
Reinforcing the skills for mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness through music therapy can support your patients/clients who are involved in a DBT program as well as those who are not.
Get readymade interventions, specially designed for each DBT skill, dripped out one skill at a time on Mondays, with extra time for implementation, and skill review. Ask questions and share experiences with professional peers in our monthly consultation group for music therapists.
Clear & concise videos demonstrate songs, activities, and how to apply them to the skill of the week. Download and print instructions, handouts, etc. Review the skill of the week and use it.
Integrate DBT’s practical life changing skills into your practice. Watch clients learn to make wise choices as they implement the skills into their lives.
This is facilitated by Deborah Spiegel MT-BC, Stehpen King MT-BC, Bailey Hinz MA, MT-BC, and Alice Brown MT-BC. Consultation group is also facilitated by Suzanne Makary MT-BC
We are a group of Board Certified Music Therapists who have completed Behavioral Tech’s DBT Skills Training Program, as well as an in-depth year long DBT informed Music Therapy program that includes 11 months of clinical supervision from a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified PsyD clinician. We all have experience facilitating DBT informed music therapy groups, and are often found co-leading groups with psychologists, social workers, and other DBT skills group leaders.
One new skill will be released every other week for study and for implementation in a self-study format. Post at least once a month describing how you implemented the skills of the month. (1 hour/month minimum to earn credits) An hour long consultation group will occur monthly. Attend at least 6 hours of the consultation group to earn credits. Consultation group meets on the last Monday of each month at 8 Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain, 5 Pacific. Total time 18 clock hours during the yearlong membership to earn 21 CMTE credits.
DBT Skills Mastery through Music: A Membership for Music Therapists is in the process of being approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 21 CMTEs-Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Spiegel Academy, CBMT Approved Provider #P-106, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.