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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training™

Level 3

Location: Fort Myers, FL — co-hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University

Part 1: June 3 -7, 2013 | Part 2: December 16 -20, 2013

Apply by April 12, 2013


Description Schedule Trainers Prerequisites Apply Venue Information Continuing Education Information

Training Description

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training™ is a ten-day course designed for those who have begun learning DBT® methods from self-guided study of the treatment manuals and introductory workshops. This training is intended for teams that are invested in learning DBT to a high standard in order to better implement the treatment in their settings.

As DBT is a treatment that requires an ongoing consultation team, the Intensive Training is designed for treatment teams, not individual practitioners intending to practice alone.

A DBT team (minimum of 3*, maximum of 8) is a group of mental health professionals who meets at least weekly to assist each other in applying DBT in their practice setting. With the intent to provide the highest quality training experience, it is our goal to have a maximum of eight teams for each Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training™. Teams should discuss and clarify their level of commitment prior to completing their application as course enrollment is limited, and there is a competitive demand for Intensive Training.

Training is conducted in two five-day sessions of instruction divided by six to nine months of home study. In Part 1, lectures, videotapes, and small group exercises are used to teach DBT theory and strategies in-depth. Between the first and second sessions, participants consolidate and apply what they have learned with the help of practice assignments. Between sessions, teams design and begin to implement their own DBT programs or to integrate DBT into an ongoing treatment setting. In Part 2, each team presents their work and receives expert consultation on specific cases and on their program, including protocols for specific treatment problems and adaptations of DBT.

The DBT Intensive Training involves rigorous preparation, training, and homework. Part 1 and Part 2 are both five full days of training. The course is designed to model basic elements of the treatment in an experiential way and to foster team development. Just as DBT requires clients to make a full commitment to treatment and to attend all sessions, DBT training requires Intensive participants to attend the entire training, do their best to learn the material, and participate in a willing, committed manner.

Training Objectives

Part 1:

  • Participate in a DBT Consultation Team.
  • Demonstrate Consultation Team strategies used in DBT.
  • List the modes, the functions, and the typical treatment agreements made in DBT.
  • Implement the structure, goals, and stages of DBT.
  • Teach the four DBT® skills modules (Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance).
  • Explain the diagnosis of Biosocial Model of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other severe disorders in all required treatment contexts.
  • Create DBT treatment plans for clients using targeting procedures.
  • Explain the dialectical nature of DBT.
  • Demonstrate how dialectics are used in DBT.
  • Conduct Cue Exposure and Response Prevention.
  • List the steps in Problem-Solving.
  • Conduct complete Behavioral Chain Analyses and solution analyses.
  • Implement the Cognitive-Behavioral strategies in DBT.
  • Identify the levels of validation and the contexts in which they apply.
  • Demonstrate the use of validation to balance the change strategies in treatment.
  • Demonstrate the different communication strategies of DBT.
  • Implement the DBT case management strategies.
  • Implement telephone coaching and other generalization strategies of DBT.
  • Apply suicide crisis protocols of DBT.
  • Discuss the DBT research for different populations.

Part 2:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of important concepts in DBT.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply important concepts in DBT.
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately apply DBT strategies in my own cases and appropriately evaluate the use of DBT strategies in others' cases.
  • Demonstrate use of DBT commitment strategies.
  • Identify in-session dysfunctional behaviors and use DBT strategies to treat them.
  • Use DBT strategies to better manage skills training problems.
  • Identify team problems and use DBT strategies to resolve them.
  • Design DBT service programs, appropriately implementing and modifying DBT protocols for my particular setting and patient population.
  • Formulate plans to evaluate my program/services.
  • Discuss the take-home exam assigned in Part 1 and consequently better understand important concepts in DBT.
  • Discuss homework assignments involving the application of the treatment and consequently better understand how to apply the treatment.
  • Understand and apply the treatment after my team's program presentation.
  • Use techniques for strengthening and using the DBT consultation team.
  • Practice the techniques of DBT by role-playing, as coached by the instructors and be better able to describe and apply treatment strategies.
  • Teach mindfulness skills, interpersonal skills, and emotion regulation skills as detailed in the DBT skills training manual.
  • View and discuss videotaped segments of DBT as modeled by expert therapists and be better able to describe and apply treatment strategies.
  • Understand and apply the treatment after my team's case presentation.

Schedule

General Schedule
8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Sign-in
8:30 - 12:00 Morning Session
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 4:45 Afternoon Session
4:45 - 5:00 Evaluations and Sign-out

Day 5 ends at 4:00pm.

CE NOTE: Behavioral Tech calculates the continuing education credits for this training by the start time and end time. 100 percent attendance is required, as is signing IN and OUT each morning and afternoon, to receive CE credits. Partial credits cannot be issued.

Trainers

Melanie Harned, PhD, ABPP

Melanie S. Harned, Ph.D.,ABPP, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Wesleyan University and her MA and PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Two Brattle Center, and a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Marsha Linehan at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington.

Dr. Harned currently works as a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington and is the Research Director of Dr. Linehan’s clinic. Since 2005, she has been Co-Investigator with Dr. Linehan on her NIMH- and NIDA-funded research as well as Principal Investigator on her own NIMH-funded research focused on the development and evaluation of a protocol to treat PTSD during DBT.

Dr. Harned also currently works as the Director of Research and Development for Behavioral Tech, LLC as well as the Director of Behavioral Tech Research Inc. In these positions she develops and evaluates methods of disseminating and implementing evidence-based treatments into clinical practice. Dr. Harned has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and she regularly lectures and leads trainings both nationally and internationally. She is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington.

Lorie Ritschel, PhD

Dr. Ritschel received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas, completed her predoctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Duke and the Emory University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty at Emory in 2008, where she founded and directed the DBT program and conducted research on depression, BPD, emotion dysregulation, Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and DBT. Dr. Ritschel relocated to North Carolina in 2013, where she is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also maintains a private practice in Durham, NC, where she directs the adolescent DBT program as well as a DBT practicum training program for graduate students. Clinically, she treats adolescents and adults and has expertise in the treatment of BPD, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Dr. Ritschel has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and she serves as a trainer and consultant for Behavioral Tech, LLC. She is licensed as a psychologist in the states of North Carolina and Georgia.

Prerequisites

All team members must read the following prior to Part:

Books can be ordered online at the links above or by contacting Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588.

The DBT Intensive Training is designed to help attendees build an effective treatment program. DBT is a treatment that requires an ongoing consultation team. Therefore, the training is only open to teams consisting of three to eight people. Individuals and teams of less than three will not be accepted. Each team member is expected to attend the entire ten days of training.

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Tuition

    3 team members $10,000 per team
    4 team members $10,000 per team
    5 team members $12,500 per team
    6 team members $13,200 per team
    7 team members $15,400 per team
    8 team members $17,600 per team

Tuition is based on the number of team members. To accommodate smaller teams and maintain fidelity to core training principles, a $10,000 team minimum tuition is required for smaller teams.

Submit Your Application by April 12, 2013

  1. Team Application — one per team: Download PDF Application Download Team Application
  2. Individual Application — one for each team member: Download PDF Application Download Individual Application
  3. $50.00 application fee required per individual applicant (payment form is located in the application)

Please have one of your team members should submit all team and individual applications and the application fee together to info@behavioraltech.org. We prefer typed application forms.

Acceptance Notification

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 22, 2013.

If you are accepted and require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 at the time of your application submission so that Behavioral Tech may provide the appropriate service.

Payment Terms

Prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. Full payment is due seven business days after notification of acceptance. If payment is not received on time, Behavioral Tech reserves the right to offer the space to other applicants. Tuition payments for each team should be submitted together, not individually. Application fees and tuition are non-refundable.

We accept credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express), U.S. checks, and bank transfers. All payments must be in U.S. funds; we are unable to accept foreign checks. Please contact Customer Service at 206.675.8588 or at info@behavioraltech.org for more information about ACH or wire transfer payment options.

Due to the comprehensive nature of this training, there are no cancellations or substitutions available. If extenuating circumstances arise that prevent full attendance, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation. We will do our best to provide alternative options for completing training curriculum.

For a complete list of Behavioral Tech policies and limits of liability, see policies.

Seat Availability for Onsite Events

The number of seats for our open-enrollment workshops and our application-based trainings is limited by the physical training space that is reserved for the event. Please complete your registration or submit your application at your earliest convenience, as we will not guarantee a seat for you until we have received your registration or tuition payment.

Venue Information

Co-hosted By: Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University
Cohen Center, Room 214
10501 FGCU Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Directions by Google Map

Nearby Accomodations

Embassy Suites
10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
Estero, FL 33928

The hotel has offered a group rate of $99 plus tax per night. Please make your reservation online or call 239.949.4222 and mention you are part of the Behavioral Tech Group. Rates are based on availability and reservations must be made by May 20, 2013.

All accommodations are two-room suites including complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, a two-hour beverage reception nightly, and a complimentary airport shuttle.

Continuing Education

This offering meets the requirements for the following hours by discipline. Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state's regulatory authority to verify if this course meets your licensing or continuing education requirements. Inquiries regarding CE for other disciplines not listed may be directed to Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8589 or via email to CE@behavioraltech.org.

CE NOTE: Behavioral Tech calculates the continuing education credits for this training by the start time and end time. 100 percent attendance is required, as is signing IN and OUT each morning and afternoon, to receive CE credits. Partial credits cannot be issued.

Approval Statements

CEU FAQ Sheet

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors: Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved by the NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider # 359. This activity is approved for 65 contact hours. Behavioral Tech will mail you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity.

Mental Health Counselors: Behavioral Tech is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Behavioral Tech has allocated 65 clock hours (6.5 CEUs) for this activity and will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity.

Nurses: Behavioral Tech, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Behavioral Tech designates this educational activity for a maximum of 65 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Continuing Medical Education is accepted by the ANCC for nursing certification renewal. Behavioral Tech will mail you a form documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity.

Psychiatrists: Behavioral Tech, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Behavioral Tech designates this educational activity for a maximum of 65 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

At the end of the training, each M.D. must sign the provided NCR form. Keep the yellow copy & return the white copy to Behavioral Tech.

Psychologists: Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Behavioral Tech maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Behavioral Tech has allocated 65 hours of CE within APA guidelines. Behavioral Tech will mail you a letter documenting your attendance after successful completion of the program.

Social Workers: Behavioral Tech, LLC will apply to have this program approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling for 65 hours of CE. Behavioral Tech will mail a certificate of completion to participants upon 100% completion of the program.