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Intensive Training in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD

Level 4

Location: Seattle, WA

Date(s): April 18 -21, 2017
Trainers: Melanie Harned, PhD, ABPP, Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, PsyD

Apply by February 28, 2017


Description Schedule Trainers Prerequisites Apply Venue Information Continuing Education Information

Training Description

This 4-day workshop is designed to provide intensive training in how to integrate PTSD treatment into standard DBT. Participants will learn the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol for treating PTSD, one of the newest developments in DBT research and practice. This protocol can be added to standard DBT to allow for integrated treatment of PTSD, suicidal and self-injurious behavior, and other co-occurring problems. Participants will learn how to use DBT strategies to prepare high-risk and multi-problem clients for the DBT PE protocol as well as how to determine when clients are ready to begin formal PTSD treatment. The structure and procedures of the DBT PE protocol will be taught in a session-by-session format with extensive opportunities to watch video examples and practice delivering each of the primary treatment components. Particular attention will be paid to discussing strategies for overcoming common problems that arise during PTSD treatment with high-risk and multi-problem clients as well as how to tailor the treatment to address the complex characteristics of this client population.

This workshop is intended for mental health professionals who:

  • Have attended a DBT Intensive or Foundational training (or equivalent)
  • Are active members of DBT consultation teams
  • Currently provide DBT individual therapy

Training Objectives

  1. Learn how to use DBT strategies to prepare high-risk and multi-problem clients for the DBT PE protocol.
  2. Discuss how to determine if clients are ready for formal PTSD treatment.
  3. Understand the structure and procedures of the DBT PE protocol.
  4. See demonstrations of effective examples of implementing the DBT PE protocol.
  5. Learn strategies for addressing common problems that arise during the DBT PE protocol.

Schedule

General Schedule
8:00 - 8:30 Registration, Sign-In
8:30 - 10:00 Morning Session 1
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Morning Session 2
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Afternoon Session 1
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 4:15 Afternoon Session 2
4:15 - 4:30 Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, 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

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.

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.

Prerequisites

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Tuition

Tuition per person $1,310.00

Submit Your Application by February 28, 2017

  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 March 14, 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. 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

Silver Cloud Inn Lake Union
1150 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

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Nearby Accommodations

Silver Cloud Inn Lake Union - the hotel has offered a discounted nightly rate for participants in this training. Additional details forthcoming.

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 #77431. This activity is approved for 26 contact hours. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity.

Mental Health Counselors: Behavioral Tech has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5885. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Behavioral Tech is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Behavioral Tech has allocated 26 clock hours for this 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 26 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 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.

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 26 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 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 26 CE hours for this activity and will email a certificate of attendance upon 100% completion of this activity.