DBT Skills for DV Advocates

Portland DBT Institute, in Collaboration with WSCADV, New Beginnings, and the Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview, Presents:

DBT Skills for DV Advocates

Offered twice:
April 15th and 16th, 2021
May 13th and 14th, 2021
Training: 9:00am – 4:30pm (PDT)

Registration is now CLOSED for the April 15th and 16th training.

Presented Live via Zoom

Beth Rogers, MA, LMHC, & Margaret Hobart, PhD

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Course Description:

DBT Skills Training for Domestic Violence Advocates. Co-taught by Beth Rogers and Margaret Hobart, this practical hands-on two-day training will provide DV advocates with an overview of DBT skills and other DBT principles and strategies that will help DV advocates in their work with survivors. Topics will include:

  • Mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Validation; what it is, why it matters and how it helps in a crisis and moving toward change.
  • Middle path thinking: finding both/and solutions, seeing what’s missing.
  • Consultation/coaching: supporting survivors to manage challenges themselves rather than taking over.