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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Treating Adolescents with Multiple Problems

Date(s): June 3 - 4, 2010
Location: Omaha, NE



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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

    Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

    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


    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.

    **Group fee is per person and requires one single payment for all participants no less than 30 days prior to the training. Groups can register online with a credit card payment or mail payment by check with a registration form. For assistance with group registration please call 206.675.8588.

    To pay by check, please mail a completed registration form with the check to Behavioral Tech at 4746 11th Avenue NE, Suite 102, 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.

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    Venue Information

    Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Mill
    555 South 10th St.
    Omaha, NE 68102

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    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