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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training™

Level 3

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Location: Bellevue (Seattle Area), WA — co-hosted by Youth Eastside Services

Date(s): January 30 -February 3, 2017
Trainers: Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, PsyD, Jennifer Sayrs, PhD, ABPP

Apply by December 12, 2016

This training is sold out. Please contact Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 to be placed on the wait list.


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Training Description

This five-day training is designed specifically for individual therapists or skills trainers who are members of an intensively trained DBT team, but have not completed Intensive training themselves. It is meant to assist teams that have hired new staff or experienced turnover by allowing newer team members to get trained in the standard content of DBT. Lecture, video, role-play and small group exercises will be used to teach DBT theory and strategies in depth. Participants agree to attend the entire five days of training, do their best to learn the material, and participate in a willing, committed manner.

The training requires that participants work in an active DBT® program, participate in a consultation team, and will continue learning DBT with a mentor. Only people who have attended the full ten days of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training™ are able to serve as mentors and sponsor team members to a Foundational Training.

Training Objectives

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

Schedule

General Schedule
8:00 - 8:30 Registration, CE/CME Sign-in
8:30 - 10:15 Morning Session 1
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Morning Session 2
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 - 2:15 Afternoon Session 1
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:45 Afternoon Session 2
3:45 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 4:45 Afternoon Session 3
4:45 - 5:00 Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, and CE/CME Sign-out

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

Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, PsyD

Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, Psy.D., received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her doctoral degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in 2004. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center’s Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program under the directorship of Dr. Alec Miller. Dr. Dexter-Mazza completed her postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Marsha Linehan at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) at the University of Washington. While at the BRTC, Dr. Dexter-Mazza was the Clinical Director and a research therapist for Dr. Linehan’s research studies, which provided both individual DBT and DBT group skills training. Her clinical experience and training with DBT focuses on treatment for adult and adolescent populations along with family members. Dr. Dexter-Mazza’s primary research focuses on the development and evaluation of effective training programs for mental health professionals working with suicidal clients. She has published several book chapters and peer reviewed articles on DBT, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and graduate school training in how to manage suicidal clients. Dr. Dexter-Mazza maintains a private practice in Seattle, providing individual DBT to people with BPD and skills based coaching and support to family members and friends of individuals with BPD. Additionally, Dr. Dexter-Mazza is a trainer for Behavioral Tech, LLC, a training company that provides DBT trainings to mental health professionals around the world. She is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington.

Jennifer Sayrs, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Sayrs received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington and her Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she studied dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and behavioral theory. She then served as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington, where she was the clinical coordinator for Dr. Linehan’s DBT research clinic. She has served as a research therapist on three DBT clinical trials and as DBT adherence coder on several trials. Dr. Sayrs is a trainer for Behavioral Tech, providing a wide range of DBT workshops in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. She recently began providing training in Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT), a new form of DBT aimed at problems of over-control, such as chronic depression. She is also the Director of the DBT Center at EBTCS, where she provides DBT to adults, adolescents, and couples. Dr. Sayrs also has extensive training and experience in treating anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, panic disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She also treats depression, substance dependence, body dysmorphic disorder, and body-focused repetitive disorders (hair pulling, skin-picking). She is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). Dr. Sayrs is a founding member of EBTCS, where she spent seven years as Director of Training before transitioning to her role as Director of the DBT Center. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments in a clinic setting. Dr. Sayrs is a board member and examiner for the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, a specialty board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington

Prerequisites

Participants should meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a current member of an Intensively trained team.
  2. Be invested in learning DBT to a high standard in order to better implement the treatment in their usual settings. Participants agree to attend and fully participate in the entire training in a willing, committed manner.
  3. Have learned DBT in one-day or two-day trainings and/or from self-guided study of the treatment manuals.
  4. Agree to read the following books before the Foundational Training:

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

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Tuition

Tuition per person $1,400.00

Submit Your Application by December 12, 2016

This training is sold out. Please contact Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 to be placed on the wait list.

  1. Individual application form: Download PDF Application Download Application
  2. $50.00 application fee required (payment form is located in the application)

Please submit your application and application fee together to info@behavioraltech.org. We prefer typed application forms. And please set up an account with Behavioral Tech at https://behavioraltech.org/myaccount to assist with the application process.

Acceptance Notification

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by December 26, 2016.

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

Your tuition payment is due upon receipt of the invoice; if payment is not received, we may release your space to another applicant. Please contact us at 206.675.8588 to discuss any extenuating circumstances affecting your prompt payment. Application fees and tuition are non-refundable.

Prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. 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: Youth Eastside Services

999 164th Ave NE
Bellevue (Seattle Area), WA 98008

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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 33 contact hours. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity.

Mental Health Counselors: Behavioral Tech is a 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 33 clock hours 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 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Continuing Medical Education is accepted by the ANCC for nursing certification renewal.
At the end of the training, each Nurse must complete and sign the provided form to record the number of credits claimed. Keep one copy & return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.

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 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
At the end of the training, each Physician must complete and sign the provided form to record the number of credits claimed. Keep one copy & return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.
*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Behavioral Tech, LLC (BTECH) and Youth Eastside Services. BTECH is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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 33 hours of CE within APA guidelines. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance after successful completion of the program.

Social Workers: Behavioral Tech is approved by the NASW Washington State Chapter, Provider Number 1975-166, to offer continuing education for Certified Social Workers, Marriage & Family Counselors, and Mental Health Counselors. Behavioral Tech has allocated 33 CE hours for this activity and will email a certificate of attendance upon 100% completion of this activity.