Behavioral Tech, LLC

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Treating Adolescents with Multiple Problems

Location: Omaha, NE

Date(s): June 3-4, 2010
Trainers: Tony DuBose, PsyD, Michael Hollander, PhD

Description Schedule Trainers Registration Venue Information Continuing Education Information

Training Description

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an effective, evidence-based therapy designed to treat individuals with complex, chronic, difficult-to-treat disorders with a combination of Axis I and Axis II diagnoses. Over the past decade, Miller, Rathus, and Linehan have researched and adapted this treatment with adolescents and families, as described extensively in their book, Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents (Guilford Press, 2007). Mental health professionals working with multi-problem suicidal adolescents are often stymied by the complex clinical presentations and treatment challenges that arise. These adolescents are often difficult to engage and retain in outpatient treatment. DBT offers practitioners a comprehensive treatment approach that prioritizes life-threatening and therapy-interfering behaviors to keep adolescents safe, stable, and connected to treatment.

This training is designed for all mental health practitioners working with teens and families in a wide range of treatment contexts. Participants will learn the basic principles of DBT for working with this population. Practitioners will learn specific principles and strategies relevant to individual therapy, family sessions, telephone consultation, and skills training with adolescents and families, including a new skills module called “Walking the Middle Path.”

This training will be conducted in a “hands-on” manner, emphasizing clear and practical instruction illustrated in video, role-play demonstrations, small group interactions, and adolescent-friendly mindfulness exercises.

This training is geared towards mental health professionals who:

  • Have basic knowledge of standard (adult) DBT;
  • Work with teens and families in a wide range of treatment contexts.
  • Training Objectives

    Following this training, participants will:
  • Cite existing treatment outcome research for suicidal multi-problem adults and adolescents.
  • Identify how the theory, principles, functions, and modes of comprehensive DBT apply to working with adolescents and families.
  • Convey the biosocial theory to adolescents and families.
  • Employ DBT commitment strategies with adolescents.
  • Target problematic behaviors.
  • Describe dialectical dilemmas relevant to adolescents and families.
  • Structure and run a multi-family skills training group.
  • Involve families in DBT.
  • Schedule

    Day 1
    7:45 - 8:30 Registration, CE/CME Sign-In, and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 - 12:00 Introduction and Overview
    12:00 - 1:15 Lunch on your own
    1:15 - 4:00 DBT as a Frame (nutshell)
    4:00 - 4:30 Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, and CE/CME Sign-Out
    Day 2
    7:45 - 8:30 Registration, CE/CME Sign-In, and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 - 12:00 Mindfulness; Individual Therapy with Adolescents
    12:00 - 1:15 Lunch on your own
    1:15 - 4:00 Skills Training; Telephone Consultation; Including Families in Treatment; Graduate Group; Consultation Team
    4:00 - 4:30 Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, and CE/CME Sign-Out


    Tony DuBose, PsyD

    Anthony P. DuBose, PsyD is the Chief Training Executive & Director of CE/CME for Behavioral Tech, LLC, the company founded by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, for the dissemination of evidence-based treatments. He is a Founding Member and serves on the Advisory Board of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, PLLC. Dr. DuBose received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University of Oregon. He completed his predoctoralpsychology internship at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, WA, and his residency requirements for psychology licensure as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical child psychology through the University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Before training as a psychologist he completed a Master of Science degree in counseling from Loyola University of New Orleans and worked as a family therapist upon completion of that degree.
    Dr. DuBose is licensed as a psychologist by the state of Washington since January 1998. His interest in suicidal and selfinjurious behaviors developed when working with severely suicidal adolescents at the Child Study and Treatment Center, the state psychiatric hospital for children in Washington, where he served as director of the older adolescent program from 1997 to 2001. His experience includes treatment of adults, adolescents, children, families, and inpatient adolescent populations. He is a recognized expert in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the treatment of suicidal and self-injurious behaviors in adults and adolescents, borderline personality disorder, and substance use disorders. He holds appointment as a clinical assistant professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychology. He collaborates with Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, and other researchers on the study of DBT, particularly related to its dissemination and implementation. He has a particular interest in implementation of evidence-based treatments in systems and has trained and consulted with providers in the United States, Australia, Canada, Egypt, Europe, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and South America.

    Michael Hollander, PhD

    Michael Hollander, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized expert on the etiology and treatment of self-injury, and lectures nationally on the subject. He has been treating adolescents and their families for over 40 years and has held numerous positions of clinical leadership at McLean. He is a co-founder of the McLean’s exceptional 3East Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program, and provides consultation to patients, family and staff. He is a trainer for Behavioral Tech, and travels nationally and internationally training clinicians in DBT.
    In addition to Dr. Hollander’s work at 3East, he is a senior supervisor in McLean’s Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) clinic and a supervisor in the Behavioral and Research Training Clinic at the University of Washington. He is on the faculty of the McLean/Massachusetts General child psychiatry fellowship program and was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1998.


    Register by April 3, 2010 $300.00
    Register between April 4, 2010 and June 3, 2010 $370.00
    Students* $225.00
    Groups (5 - 10)** $275.00
    Groups (11+)** $250.00

    *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.

    Behavioral Tech, LLC is not responsible for any presenter's or participant's statements, acts, materials or omissions. The use of audio or video taping devices is not permitted at any training. We reserve the right to cancel the training or to change the speakers and content at our sole discretion.

    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 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

    Nearby Accommodations

    Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Mill
    555 South 10th St.
    Omaha, NE
    Phone: (402) 346-9000
    Cut Off Date: May 02, 2010
    Single - $119.00
    Double - $119.00
    Parking: $8.00/day self park; $14.00/day valet

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

    Mental Health Counselors: Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education activities for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC continuing education guidelines, NBCC Authorization # 5885. This activity is approved for 12.5 credit hours. Behavioral Tech will mail you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity.

    Nurses: Behavioral Tech is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Behavioral Tech has allocated 12.5 contact hours for this activity and will mail a certificate of attendance upon 100% completion of this 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 12.5 hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

    Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational 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 12.5 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 is approved by the NASW Washington State Chapter, Provider #1975-166, to offer continuing education for Certified Social Workers, Marriage & Family Counselors and Mental Health Counselors. Behavioral Tech has allocated 12.5 CEU hours for this activity and will mail a certificate of attendance upon 100% completion of this activity.

    Social Workers: Nebraska: This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice. Behavioral Tech will send participants a letter documenting their attendance of 12.5 hours upon successful completion of the activity.