DBT in a Nutshell: Treating Multi-Diagnostic, Complex Individuals

August 20th and 21st, 2020
Training 8:30am to 4:00pm
All times Pacific

Presented via Zoom Video Communications

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 emailing all attendees training materials and 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 pervasive emotion dysregulation. While originally developed for difficult-to-treat patients with borderline personality disorder, research has demonstrated that DBT is also effective for patients with a variety of complex problems, including eating disorders and substance abuse, where emotion dyscontrol are often at the core of the patient’s problems and/or interfere with long-term maintenance of therapeutic progress. DBT has been adapted for use in a variety of settings, including prisons, inpatient hospitals, schools, and juvenile justice facilities.

Topics covered will include:

  • Theoretical basis for DBT and biosocial theory
  • Big, emerging research trends and implications for DBT and DBT programs, including cost-effectiveness data
  • Structural strategies in DBT, including Stages & Targets of treatment
  • Strategies for adapting DBT to unique settings using DBT functions and modes
  • Effective use of the behavioral chain analysis to zero in on what’s controlling problem behaviors
  • Validation strategies: When and how to use them
  • Dialectics: What it is and how it’s used in DBT
  • Overview of DBT skill modules

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Describe the biosocial theory and its components
  2. Describe the patients for whom DBT is effective and identify the most important components of DBT given recent scientific findings.
  3. List and describe the rationale for targets of treatment in Stage I DBT.
  4. Identify the components of a behavioral chain analysis.
  5. Describe six levels of validation and function of validation strategies
  6. Describe the primary dialectic in DBT and how dialectics are applied in DBT.
  7. Name the DBT Skills modules and their primary function.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed for mental health and other professionals (clergy, teachers, nurses, PCPs) who are called upon to help improve their clients lives through skillful actions.

REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITESDBT Skills book

There are no prerequisites for this course. For maximal impact, we encourage learners to bring copies of Linehan’s (2014) skills training manuals to the workshop – DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition 2nd Edition

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.

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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.