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EP13 Clinical Demonstration 05 – Chain Analysis of Dysfunctional Behaviors – Marsha Linehan, PhD

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Clinical Demonstrations |  Psychotherapy |  Chain Analysis |  Therapist Development
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Marsha Linehan, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 13, 2013
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This demonstration will focus on a set of strategies aimed at analyzing factors associated with dysfunctional and/or out-of-control behaviors. Included will be a brief review of a missing links analysis aimed at understanding the absence of expected or needed behaviors.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe elements of a chain analysis.
  2. Describe when to start and when to stop a chain analysis.
  3. Describe the difference between the history of a dysfunctional act versus the prompting event for a dysfunctional act.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is an American psychologist and author. She is the creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a type of psychotherapy that combines behavioral science with Zen concepts like acceptance and mindfulness. Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Her primary research is in the application of behavioral models to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder. She has received several awards recognizing her clinical and research contributions and is past president of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychopathological Association, Dr. Linehan is a diplomate of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology.