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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Adolescents with Multiple Problems: Engaging Teens and Caregivers

Level 4
Schaumburg, IL (Chicagoland area) — co-hosted by: Family Recovery Centers
November 8 -9, 2018
Trainer: Blaise Aguirre, MD

Training Description

Primary Objective: As a result of this training participants will be able to do DBT skills training with adolescents.


Level 4 – Advanced Training & Adaptations

One of the most important developments in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) over the past decade is the adaptation of DBT for adolescents with multiple problems who are at high risk for suicidal and self-injurious behavior. DBT for adolescents was developed by Drs. Alec Miller, Jill Rathus, and Marsha Linehan to address the complex and unique challenges that arise during treatment with these adolescents and their families. In this training, you will learn about DBT skills training with teens and their families. The trainers will provide an overview of the adaptations made to standard DBT to address the needs of adolescents and their families, including a particular focus on multi-family skills training classes and the latest DBT skills for adolescents and their caregivers. Strategies for bringing DBT principles to skills training, engaging teens and caregivers, and group management will be provided. Ample demonstrations, experiential exercises, and role plays will help illustrate workshop content. This training will be of most benefit to those who have comprehensive training in standard DBT.


Learning Objectives:

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the adaptations made to standard DBT to address the needs of adolescents and their families.
  2. Teach DBT skills to teens and their caregivers.
  3. Describe the latest updates to DBT skills for teens and parents.
  4. Manage multi-family group using DBT strategies.

Eligibility & Requirements:

This is a Level 4 training. Our Level 4 trainings allow experienced DBT therapists to advance and sustain their DBT knowledge. We define “experienced” as those who have completed our Level 3 training (or equivalent comprehensive training) and provide DBT in their clinical work.


Schedule

Day 1

8:00 AM8:30 AM Registration, Sign-in
8:30 AM10:00 AM Adaptations to standard DBT for teens and families; Overview of research supporting DBT for adolescents
10:00 AM10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM12:00 PM Balancing strategies – bringing DBT principles into skills training to teach and engage teens and caregivers
12:00 PM1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM2:45 PM Balancing strategies (continued); Orienting teens and caregivers to DBT skills; Teaching parents the biosocial model
2:45 PM3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM4:15 PM Orienting teens and caregivers to DBT skills (continued); Mindfulness Skills
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Q & A, Evaluation, and Sign-out

Day 2

8:00 AM8:30 AM Sign-in
8:30 AM10:00 AM Distress Tolerance Skills
10:00 AM10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM12:00 PM Walking the Middle Path Skills
12:00 PM1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM2:45 PM Emotion Regulation Skills
2:45 PM3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM4:15 PM Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
4:15 PM4:30 PM Q & A, Evaluation, and 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

Blaise Aguirre, MD

Belmont, MA (United States) Blaise Aguirre, MD, is an expert in child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and psychopharmacology. He is the founding medical director of McLean 3East, a unique, residential DBT program for young women exhibiting self-endangering behaviors and traits of borderline personality disorder (BPD) Dr. Aguirre has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean since 2000 and is nationally and internationally recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. He lectures regularly in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East on BPD and DBT. Dr. Aguirre is the author of Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent Has BPD and Depression (Biographies of Disease). He is a co-author of Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today's Teens

Prerequisites

Participants should have read the following before the training begins:

Study Resources

Download our whitepaper DBT Helps Adolescents


Check out this video clip from one of our a past webinars explaining the evolution of DBT for Adolescents. Just a taste of the content you will learn at our event:

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.

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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.

Technical Requirements

C0-hosted by: Family Recovery Centers

Training Location:
Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg
1191 Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL  60173

Continuing Education

Only participants with 100% attendance will receive credit. | Behavioral Tech cannot offer partial credit. Please remember to sign in and sign out each day to document your attendance. Continuing Education documentation will be emailed to you 4 – 6 weeks after the training.


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.

*NASW-Illinois reciprocates NASW-Washington chapter. Behavioral Tech LLC is also a certified provider approved by Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) – Provider Number, 159001329.

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