DBT for Adolescents and Families

Available via ZOOM Video Conferencing.
In person Portland event has been canceled.
Registration still available.

April 2nd and 3rd, 2020
Sign in begins at 8:00am
Training 8:30am to 4:00pm

LOCATION
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave,
Portland, OR 97211
503-249-3983

PRESENTED BY
Andrew White, PhD
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician™

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We understand there has been much concern about gathering in public spaces and the call for social distancing. Out of an abundance of caution, we are offering our trainings virtually. We will be sending all attendees a link to attend the training via Zoom Video Communications. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Private Training Requests

Portland DBT Institute training is available to schedule as a private training for your group. PDBTI’s training team travels locally, nationally, and internationally, to provide evidence based, adherent DBT training. Please fill out our Training Request Form and a training coordinator will contact you to see how we can work together to exceed your organization’s training goals.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly efficacious treatment developed by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD for multi-diagnostic, severely disordered individuals with borderline personality disorder and other problems of emotion dysregulation. DBT has been adapted (Rathus & Miller, 2014) to treat adolescents struggling with self-harm and suicidal behaviors, as well as their families. Numerous studies now demonstrate that DBT for adolescents is efficacious at reducing suicidal and non-suicidal self-harm behaviors and improving quality of life. DBT for adolescents is particularly important as a secondary prevention intervention, as a significant number of adolescents admitted to inpatients units meet criterion behaviors for borderline personality (50%, Kaess, Brunner, & Chanen, 2014).

This two-day training will provide an overview of DBT with a special emphasis on the adaptation of DBT for adolescents and their families.

Topics covered will include:
• Overview of the DBT treatment structure and targets when treating adolescents and families
• The use of validation and behavior targeting with adolescents and families
• DBT stylistic strategies for use with adolescents and families
• An “big picture” overview of the adapted DBT skills set for adolescents and families

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this two-day workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure of DBT, including treatment stages, targets, modes, and functions
  2. Describe the adaptations to standard DBT structure used when working with adolescents and families
  3. Understand and describe the DBT biosocial theory and how it relates to adolescent clients
  4. Apply DBT validation strategies to adolescent clients and families
  5. Understand mindfulness skills as applied to adolescents and families, including Middle Path.
  6. Shape treatment goals and priorities for the complex multi-diagnostic adolescent client

PREREQUISITESDBT Skills Manual for Adolescents

There are no prerequisites for this course. For maximal impact, we encourage learners to bring copies of Rathus and Miller’s (2014) DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed for mental health professionals with or without familiarity with DBT who work with adolescents and their families and are interested in learning strategies to treat individuals with severe emotion dysregulation.

DELIVERY METHOD

We will apply highly engaging instructional strategies, along with audience participation, to bring the teaching to life.

CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

Participants who complete both training days will earn 10 CE hours.

Portland DBT Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6326.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Portland DBT Institute is solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs.

PRICING

Individual Registration Fee
$349.00
Group Registration Fee for 3 or more
$325.00
Student Registration Fee
$315.00

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Private Training Requests

Portland DBT Institute training is available to schedule as a private training for your group. PDBTI’s training team travels locally, nationally, and internationally, to provide evidence based, adherent DBT training. Please fill out our Training Request Form and a training coordinator will contact you to see how we can work together to exceed your organization’s training goals.

Private Training Request


CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

A $60.00 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation. Refund requests by fax or email must be received two weeks before the start date. In addition, the fees are non-transferrable.

PDBTI reserves the right to cancel any program due to under-enrollment, or any course due to work stoppages, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a course is cancelled, PDBTI is responsible for refunding only the course fee.