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Continuing Studies

Enrich Your Practice Seminar Series

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Take part in this series designed to "Enrich Your Practice!" These four sessions, each two hours long and taught by Dr. Erri Hewitt, are designed to delve into topics targeted toward human service professionals working in clinical practice. Our four topics are listed below, all with open registration!

  • Introduction to DBT (August 21, 2–4 p.m.)
    • Introduce Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), how it fits into the history of psychotherapy in the United States, and how it incorporates aspects of CBT and mindfulness into its approach to treatment.
    • See the class page for more details.
  • Implicit Bias, Cultural Humility, and the DSM-5 (August 28, 8:30–10:30 a.m.)
    • Discuss what implicit bias and cultural humility are, how we recognize our biases, and approach how cultural humility can be incorporated into clinical practice.
    • See the class page for more details.
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (September 11, 8:30–10:30 a.m.)
    • Overview the primary tenants of psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as discuss ways to use aspects of this approach to enrich case conceptualizations and guide interventions.
    • See the class page for more details.
  • Clinical Supervision (September 18, 2–4 p.m.)
    • Review topics related to clinical supervision in the provision of mental health care and address legal and ethical foundations and diversity/equity/inclusion, discuss competency and expectations in clinical supervision and enhance supervisory relationships.
    • See the class page for more details.

Take, one, two, or all four courses to earn an APA-approved Behavioral Health Completion Certificate for continuing education hours for your next licensure renewal!


Learning Objectives and Audience

  • Enrich Your Practice: Introduction to DBT (Beginner to Intermediate)
    • Understand the origins and nature of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Understand the etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder from a DBT perspective
    • Understand key concepts in DBT
    • Be familiar with the 4 skills modules in DBT
  • Enrich Your Practice: Implicit Bias, Cultural Humility, and the DSM-5 (Beginner to Advanced)
    • Define what implicit bias is and how it operates
    • List ways you can break the link between implicit biases and prejudiced actions
    • Describe the three tenants of cultural humility and how it can be practiced by mental health providers
    • Identify what the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview is and ways it can be used in mental health care
  • Enrich Your Practice: Pyschodynamic Psychotherapy (Beginner to Advanced)
    • Identify key aspects of psychodynamic approaches to case conceptualization and psychotherapy
    • Understand how the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual and the DSM-5 conceptualize behavior differently
    • Describe how psychodynamic case conceptualizations can be used in conjunction with other psychotherapy interventions
  • Enrich Your Practice: Clinical Supervision (Intermediate to Advanced)
    • Describe what clinical supervision is in the provision of mental health care
    • Outline legal and ethical foundations for clinical supervision
    • Explain what competency in supervision involves
    • List ways to set expectations and support the relationship between supervisor and supervisee
    • Describe ways to address diversity, equity and inclusion in supervision

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 8
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .8
American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit 8
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours 8
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours 8
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Workers - Continuing Education Credit Hours 8
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Licensed Professional Counselors 8

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Contact info@dcs.wisc.edu or 608-262-1156

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Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

Erri C. Hewitt


is a licensed clinical psychologist who helps her patients optimize their mental health and wellbeing by offering them scientifically-supported approaches to mental health care that are tailored to their individual needs. Erri specializes in working with women in the pre- and postpartum periods, children and families coping with emotion and behavioral problems, and people who are adjusting to chronic illness and injuries. Erri has experience with cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. In addition to directly working with patients, Erri lectures on mental health care and teaches residents and interns at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.