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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training™

Level 3

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Location: Sandy, UT — co-hosted by Summit Community Counseling

Part 1: March 27 -31, 2017 | Part 2: September 25 -29, 2017
Trainer: Cedar Koons, MSW, LISW

Apply by February 6, 2017


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

Cedar Koons, MSW, LISW

Cedar Koons, MSW, LISW, is the co-founder and team lead of Santa Fe DBT, LLC, an outpatient private practice group that provides comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment to adults and adolescents in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A senior trainer for Behavioral Tech of Seattle, she has conducted DBT trainings, intensives and consultations all over the United States and in Australia and Japan. While in private practice, Ms. Koons has also developed an adaptation of DBT for the vocational rehabilitation of persons with severe personality disorder and conducted a pilot study of the treatment. A meditation student of Pat Hawk, Roshi, and Sensei Marsha Linehan, Ms. Koons has also taught mindfulness and assisted with many mindfulness retreats. Prior to entering private practice, she was director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program at the Women Veterans Comprehensive Health Center at the Durham VA Medical Center. In that capacity, Ms. Koons conducted a randomized, controlled study of DBT as compared to usual treatment for women veterans with borderline personality disorder and also started at DBT elective for psychiatry residents at Duke University Medical Center. Ms. Koons was the first president of the Marie Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to training in treatments of demonstrated efficacy for clinicians treating severely personality disordered persons. She has published research, articles, poetry and a blog on mindfulness.

Presenter

Leslie Karwoski Anderson, PhD

Dr. Leslie Karwoski Anderson is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Training Director at the UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, and completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. Before coming to UC San Diego in 2011, she held a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington, was a supervisor in Marsha Linehan's DBT training clinic, and was a staff psychologist at the DBT Center of Seattle. Her research interests are in eating disorder treatment development and evaluation, especially with regards to adaptations of DBT and family based treatment, and she has written multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books in this area. She is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders Suicide Special Interest Group and the Associate Editor of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

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 February 6, 2017

  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 February 20, 2017.

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. Please submit the tuition payment for your team in one payment (not individually by team member). 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: Summit Community Counseling

Karen Gail Miller Conference Center @Salt Lake Community College
9750 300 W
Sandy (Salt Lake City area), UT 84070

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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 will apply to the NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider #77431. This activity is approved for 65 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 65 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 65 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. 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 65 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 La Europa Academy. 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 65 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 will apply to have this program approved by the NASW, Utah Chapter for 65 CE hours.