Maximizing Your Therapeutic Toolbox: An Intro to the Unified Protocol for Adolescents

September 20, 2024
8:30am – 4:00pm Pacific Time
(11:30am – 7:00pm Eastern Time)

Presented via Zoom Video Communications

Presented by
Niza Tonarely-Busto, PhD


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This presentation will cover the rationale for taking a transdiagnostic treatment approach to youth internalizing concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, OCD, etc.) to meet the rising wave of mental health concerns in this domain. Many types of youth emotional disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, OCD) not only overlap in their presentation, but also share many of the same evidence-based techniques. In addition to the rationale for a transdiagnostic approach, this one-day introductory workshop will review in detail the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescents, including therapy techniques and strategies to maximize your therapeutic toolbox, allowing clinicians to more efficiently treat such problems within a singular approach. This presentation will overview key strategies using didactics and video review.


Upon completion of this one-day training, participants will be able to:

  1. Gain information about the rationale, theory, and key components of an evidence-based transdiagnostic treatment for youth emotional disorders.
  2. List the core modules and session content of the UP-A.
  3. List key strategies utilized in the UP-A and identify appropriate opportunities for their use.

Instructor | Dr. Tonarely-Busto is a licensed psychologist who serves as the Clinical Director of the CAMAT Program at the University of Miami. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and a bilingual evaluator and clinical supervisor in the Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (ASAC). She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami. She then completed her clinical internship at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, with a specialization in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She has expertise in evaluating and treating youth with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, tics/Tourette, ASD, ADHD, and disruptive behavior disorders. She is a certified therapist in the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C/A) and in PCIT. She also is a certified UP-C/A trainer and provides training and consultations in this treatment protocol. Dr. Tonarely-Busto’s clinical and research focuses on evaluating the efficacy of transdiagnostic treatments for youth emotional disorders, with a particular interest in identifying the strategies most efficient and effective in addressing distress tolerance in youth.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


This course is designed for mental health professionals with or without familiarity with DBT.


Participants who complete the full training will earn 6 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.


Individual Registration Fee
Group Registration Fee for 3 or more
$225.00 / person
Student Registration Fee

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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.

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