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Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: The Essentials

Level 2

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Location: Philadelphia, PA — co-hosted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Date(s): July 31-August 1, 2017
Trainer: Jennifer Sayrs, PhD, ABPP

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 two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Participants learn how to plan, structure, and conduct DBT skills classes. This workshop also addresses the targets for skills training, as well as how to apply fundamental DBT strategies in skills training. Extensive teaching and use of clinical examples are used to illustrate specific skills training procedures, assignment and review of homework with clients, and troubleshooting common skills training obstacles. This course is designed for all mental health professionals who want to learn to teach DBT skills or to improve their teaching with clients. This training will include the original DBT skills as developed by Dr. Linehan, and will incorporate material from her recently published DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition.

Training Objectives

  • Understand the dialectic nature of DBT skills training
  • Identify the Strategies & Procedures required for effective teaching of DBT skills
  • Be able to utilize recent updates to DBT Skills training
  • Be familiar with DBT Skills Modules
  • Know how to structure DBT skills training for specific populations and settings
  • Effectively review DBT skills training homework

Schedule

Day 1
7:45 - 8:30 Registration and CE/CME Sign-In
8:30 - 10:00 DBT as Dialectics
DBT Skills Delivery
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Structure of DBT Skills Training
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 - 2:45 Updates to Original Skills
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:15 Core Mindfulness Skills
4:15 - 4:30 Homework Assignment, Q & A, Completion of Evaluation, and CE/CME Sign-Out
Day 2
7:45 - 8:30 CE/CME Sign-In
8:30 - 10:00 Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Emotion Regulation Skills
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 - 2:45 Distress Tolerance Skills
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:15 Tips for Teaching
Homework Review
4:15 - 4:30 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

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

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Register

Registration $375.00

This training is sold out. Please contact Behavioral Tech at info@behavioraltech.org or 206.675.8588 to be placed on the wait list.

*Student fee requires proof of current enrollment. Please fax or mail a registration form with copies of current class schedule or student ID. This rate is available until 30 days prior to the training. The number of student spaces is limited.

To pay by check, please mail a completed registration form with the check to Behavioral Tech at 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 230; Seattle, WA 98105.

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 four weeks prior to the training so that we may provide you with appropriate service.

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Cancellation, Substitutions, and Refunds

Registration fees, minus a $50 service charge, will be refunded to participants who send a written cancellation via mail to Behavioral Tech or via email to info@behavioraltech.org postmarked no less than 15 days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter. A colleague may be substituted for no extra charge if Behavioral Tech, LLC is notified at least two business days before the training. For a complete list of Behavioral Tech policies, including how to address grievances, 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

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.

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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 allocated for 12.5 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 12.5 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 12.5 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 12.5 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.

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

Social Workers: Behavioral Tech, LLC will apply to the NASW, Washington State Chapter, Provider Number 1975-166, to offer continuing education for Certified Social Workers. The State of Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts this approval as reciprocal. Behavioral Tech has allocated 12.5 Continuing Education hours for this activity and will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon 100% completion of this activity and homework.