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Psychotherapy Videos and DVDs for Teaching, Training, Self Study and Continuing Education

Severe Mental Illness

Conducting a Mental Status Examination
by Brad Hagen
How do you get the essential mental status information you need from patients who mistrust your intentions? Featuring two contrasting scenarios, this video offers practical and relational tools you can use to assess patients who are difficult to engage.

Part of the 5-video series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers


DBT with Suicidal Clients: 2-Video Series
When a suicidal client is sitting across from you, how do you assess risk, negotiate no-harm agreements, and manage borderline reactivity while keeping your seat? In these riveting live demonstrations with DBT originator Marsha Linehan, learn essential strategies for working with distressed clients.
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy
by Marsha Linehan
Watch Marsha Linehan, founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), in action in this session with a middle-aged man with a significant personality disorder struggling with suicidal depression and anger after being left by his girlfriend. 

Part of the 3-video series: 3 Approaches to Personality Disorders
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Clients Vol. 1
by Marsha Linehan
Prepare to be riveted by these live demonstrations with DBT originator Marsha Linehan. From assessing suicidality to negotiating no-harm agreements to maintaining a grounded stance, the formidable clinician offers effective strategies for working with distressed borderline clients.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Clients Vol. 2
by Marsha Linehan
Prepare to be enthralled in these riveting live demonstrations with Dr. Marsha Linehan, creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. From assessing negotiating no-harm agreements to conducting a chain analysis and problem solving techniques, you’ll pick up compelling strategies for working with suicidal, borderline and emotionally dysregulated clients.

Part of the 2-video series: DBT with Suicidal Clients


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
by Otto Kernberg
Preeminent psychoanalyst Otto Kernberg doesn’t back down in this series of three diagnostic Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) sessions with a paranoid client struggling with suicidal depression after being left by his girlfriend.

Part of the 3-video series: 3 Approaches to Personality Disorders
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Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Bipolar Disorder
by Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Ten to twenty percent of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and 75% of them will not be properly diagnosed within the first three years of treatment. With stakes this high, it’s essential to understand the complexities of Bipolar Disorder.  Learn how to build effective, evidence-based treatment plans in this indispensable video.

Part of the 12-video series: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning
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Families and Mental Illness: Speaking from Experience
by Sane Australia
Hear several caretakers talk candidly about their family members' mental illness and how they have found support in their most challenging times.


Managing Aggression and Delusions
by Brad Hagen
When patients threaten to become verbally or physically aggressive, it takes a special set of skills to work safely and effectively. In this video, watch two health care providers demonstrate how these skills—or the lack thereof—impact their work.

Part of the 5-video series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers


Managing Dementia and Anxiety
by Brad Hagen
In this video, learn to work calmly and efficiently with patients experiencing the severe agitation of dementia or anxiety. Here, two vignettes contrast the differences between inexperienced and experienced providers, including a counterintuitive method for soothing dementia patients.

Part of the 5-video series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers
 


Managing Depression
by Brad Hagen
What are the most essential skills and techniques for working with severely depressed patients? Find out what to do—and what not to do—in this two-part demonstration of a mental health practitioner interviewing a suicidally depressed hospital patient.

Part of the 5-Video Series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers


Managing Mania
by Brad Hagen
When working with patients experiencing mania, clear boundaries and goal-oriented communication can help you maintain control. Learn from a pro—and empathize with a novice—in this two-part video demonstrating successful treatment of manic patients.

Part of the 5-Video Series: Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers


Mental Health in Hospitals and Treatment Centers: 5-Video Series
What are the most essential skills and techniques for succeeding with patients in hospitals and treatment centers? Discover the difference between novice unskilled and expert work care for a range of severe conditions in this 5-part video series.
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