Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Children and Adolescents: Rescuing the Dysregulated Child Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is one of the fastest growing approaches — because it works! Sony reader for mac. It harnesses the power of CBT and mindfulness in a strategic way that gets results. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment in 1993. This course is designed to teach clinicians how to conceptualize a case, how to understand treatment and how to apply DBT in individual therapy, skills training, milieu coaching and in consultation teams.
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- Monday, February 5, 2018 - Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles.
Attend this 2-day certificate course and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives.
This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and profession development.
Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this seminar with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice.
Certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the course.
This course counts towards the educational requirements when applying for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI).
- Integrate the theory and techniques of DBT into your clinical practice.
- Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
- Incorporate how to integrate DBT skills for individual and group therapy treatment.
- Utilize DBT skills for treating mental health symptoms, chemical dependency and complex co-morbidity.
- Designate additional tools and resources for implementing DBT in a clinical setting.
- Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills to clients.
- Recommend how to seamlessly integrate DBT skills into individual therapy.
- Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities.
- Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings.
- Employ DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis in clinical practice.
- Propose how to operate with consultative groups and treatment teams.
- Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans.
History & Philosophy of DBT
- Dialectics explained
- Core philosophies in practice
- Skills training techniques
- Grounded in the present while being connected to past & future
- Using core skills to achieve “Wise Mind”
- Learn classic and innovative mindfulness skills
- Mindfulness exercises
- Building frustration tolerance
- Utilizing crisis survival strategies and plans
- Learn classic and innovative Distress Tolerance skills
- Distress Tolerance exercises
- Understanding emotions and reducing vulnerability
- Incorporating self-care, opposite action and building positive experience
- Learn classic and innovative emotional regulation skills
- Emotional regulation exercises
- Balance in relationships
- Objective, relationship and self-respect effectiveness
- Interpersonal effectiveness exercises
- Understanding how therapy works: The Contextual Model
- Evidence-based practice
- Maximizing therapeutic factors, DBT-style
- Essential elements and functions of DBT revisited
- Structure as a therapeutic factor
- Structuring the therapy environment
- Identifying treatment targets: suicidality, self-injurious behavior (SIB), therapy-interfering behavior (TIB), and other targets
- Levels of validation
- Validation as in informal exposure technique
- Self-monitoring with the diary card
- Behavioral contingencies
- DBT-style cognitive interventions
- Behavior Chain (Change) Analysis
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Certification
- Increase your motivation
- Develop effective responses
- Qualities of effective treatment teams
JOHN E LOTHES, MA, LPA, LCAS-A
Dr. Lothes was introduced to DBT during his internship in 2004 at the New Hanover County Behavioral Health Hospital, an inpatient facility where he eventually led DBT groups in both their inpatient partial hospital program and substance abuse program. While on internship, in August of 2004, John spent a week training in DBT with Dr. Linehan at the New England Education Institute in Cape Cod, MA. In 2014 (Feb 3-7 & Aug 4-8), Dr. Lothes attended Behavior Tech’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Training (10 Day Intensive). Dr. Lothes frequently attends and/or presents at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) and the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (ABCT) conferences.
Dr. Lothes is a full-time faculty member at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) in the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences and has an adjunct position in the Department of Psychology at UNCW. He has published research on DBT in PHP and IOP settings, using DBT mindfulness skill with stress, anxiety and test anxiety in college students. He continues to research mindfulness and is conducting research on DBT and the reduction of perceived suffering, depression, anxiety and hopelessness in PHP and IOP patients.
Financial: John Lothes II has an employment relationship with Delta Behavioral Health. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: John Lothes II has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
- The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual, DBT for Self-Help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings, 2nd Edition - $29.99
- The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain - $29.99
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training with Adolescents: A Practical Workbook for Therapists, Teens & Parents - $29.99
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.
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Massachusetts Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 12.5 Category I MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 10/06/2018. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.
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Massachusetts Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Certification #: PC-033575.
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