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DBT Skills Training: The Essentials

Level 2
Indio, CA (Palm Springs area) – co-hosted by ABC Recovery Center
March 22-23, 2018
Trainer: Jennifer Sayrs, PhD, ABPP

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

  • Describe the dialectical nature of DBT skills training.
  • Identify the strategies and procedures required for effective teaching of DBT skills.
  • Utilize recent updates to DBT skills training.
  • Explain the DBT skills modules.
  • 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

Seattle, WA (United States) Dr. Sayrs received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington and her PhD 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 also works with Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT), an expansion 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

Study Resources

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Attend

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 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.

Special Accommodations

 

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.

Venue Information

Co-Hosted by: ABC Recovery Center

Training Location:
ABC Recovery Center
44374 Palm Street
Indio, CA 92201

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. And for general CE questions, you can review answers to continuing education FAQs or contact us.

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

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Behavioral Tech is approved by the NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider #77431. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity. The allotted contact hours for this activity = 12.5.

Mental Health Counselors
Behavioral Tech is approved by 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 will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity. The allocated clock hours for this activity = 12.5.

Nurses
Behavioral Tech is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 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.  The maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated by Behavioral Tech for this activity = 12.5.
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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated by Behavioral Tech for this activity = 12.5.
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 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 will email you a letter documenting your attendance after successful completion of the program and homework. The number of hours Behavioral Tech has allocated within APA guidelines = 12.5.

Social Workers- WA
Behavioral Tech is approved by the NASW, Washington State Chapter, Provider Number 1975-166, to offer continuing education for Certified Social Workers. Behavioral Tech will email a certificate of attendance upon 100% completion of this activity. The hours of CE allocated for this activity = 12.5.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognizes National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and American Psychological Association (APA) as approval agencies.