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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training™

Level 3
Sydney, Australia
August 19-23, 2019

Still accepting applications! If you are interested in participating, please email us at info@behavioraltech.org in addition to submitting your application fee and completed form so that we can secure your spot.

Training Description

This five-day training is designed specifically for individual therapists or skills trainers who are members of an intensively trained DBT team, but have not completed Intensive training themselves. It is meant to assist teams that have hired new staff or experienced turnover by allowing newer team members to get trained in the standard content of DBT. Lecture, video, role-play and small group exercises will be used to teach DBT theory and strategies in depth. Participants agree to attend the entire five days of training, do their best to learn the material, and participate in a willing, committed manner.

The training requires that participants work in an active DBT® program, participate in a consultation team, and will continue learning DBT with a mentor. Only people who have attended the full ten days of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training™ are able to serve as mentors and sponsor team members to a Foundational Training.


Training Objectives:

1.   Use DBT research data to engage stakeholders in DBT.
2.   Adopt and practice a dialectical worldview in treatment.
3.   Incorporate DBT assumptions about clients into treatment.
4.   Explain the biosocial model of BPD/pervasive emotion dysregulation.
5.   Apply DBT principles and strategies during DBT consultation team meetings
6.   Structure treatment according to the target hierarchies for each modality (e.g., individual, skills training, phone).
7.   Complete DBT pre-treatment tasks (e.g., identify client’s goals, orient to DBT, obtain commitments).
8.   Assess long-term and acute risk for suicide.
9.   Apply DBT suicide crisis protocols.
10. Implement the levels of validation in DBT.
11. Conduct a chain analysis of an episode of a target behavior.
12. Generate and evaluate solutions for specific problematic links from a chain analysis.
13. Describe the goals of the DBT skills modules.
14. Describe the DBT problem-solving strategies (skills training, cognitive modification, exposure, contingency management).
15. Implement DBT stylistic strategies (reciprocal and irreverent communication).
16. Implement DBT case management strategies (consultation-to-the-client and environmental intervention).

Schedule

General Schedule
8:00 8:30 Registration, CE/CME Sign-in
8:30 10:15 Morning Session 1
10:15 10:30 Break
10:30 12:00 Morning Session 2
12:00 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 2:15 Afternoon Session 1
2:15 2:30 Break
2:30 3:45 Afternoon Session 2
3:45 4:00 Break
4:00 4:45 Afternoon Session 3
4:45 5:00 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

Tony DuBose, PsyD

Seattle, WA (United States) Anthony P. DuBose, PsyD, is the Chief Training Executive & Director of CE/CME for Behavioral Tech, LLC, the company founded by Marsha Linehan, PhD, 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 predoctoral psychology 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 self injurious 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, PhD, 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.

Additional Faculty & Presenters

Carla Walton, PhD

Sydney (Australia) Carla Walton, PhD is Service Director of the Centre for Psychotherapy, a specialist service for Borderline Personality Disorder and Eating Disorders within Hunter New England Mental Health Service in Australia. She has been involved in treatment provision to persons with Borderline Personality Disorder using DBT, in both public and private sectors in Australia for the past 15 years. Carla is the principal investigator on a large-scale randomized clinical trial of DBT and a psychodynamic therapy, the Conversational Model. She is a member of Marsha Linehan’s annual DBT Strategic Planning Meeting at the University of Washington. She has provided training and consultation in Borderline Personality Disorder and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy throughout public and private sector services throughout Australia. Her main research interests lie in the fields of Borderline Personality Disorder and translational research.

Prerequisites

Participants should meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a current member of an Intensively trained team.
  2. Be invested in learning DBT to a high standard in order to better implement the treatment in their usual settings. Participants agree to attend and fully participate in the entire training in a willing, committed manner.
  3. Have learned DBT in one-day or two-day trainings and/or from self-guided study of the treatment manuals.
  4. Agree to read the following books before the Foundational Training:

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Application Fee, DBT Foundational (Sydney, Australia)$50.00App fee - Please send us your application within 7 days of submitting your app fee, or your app fee will be cancelled and we will not reserve your seat. Find the application link below.

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Tuition

Tuition per person $1,800

Application Form
You may pay for the application fee (to indicate your interest) by adding an App Fee ticket to your cart and completing the checkout process. Please note that we will cancel your application fee if we do not receive your application form(s) within 7 days of app-fee payment.

Please send your completed application to info@behavioraltech.org. We prefer typed applications.

 

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Acceptance Notification
We will review applications in the order they are received. Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than July 26, 2019.

Tuition Payment Terms
Your tuition payment is due upon receipt of the invoice; if payment is not received, we may release your space to another applicant. Please contact us at 206.675.8588 to discuss any extenuating circumstances affecting your prompt payment. Application fees and tuition are non-refundable.

Prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. We accept credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express), U.S. checks, and bank transfers. All payments must be in U.S. funds; we are unable to accept foreign checks. Please contact Customer Service at 206.675.8588 or at info@behavioraltech.org for more information about ACH or wire transfer payment options.

Due to the comprehensive nature of this training, there are no cancellations or substitutions available. If extenuating circumstances arise that prevent full attendance, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation. We will do our best to provide alternative options for completing training curriculum.

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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

Novotel Sydney International Airport Hotel
22 Levey Street Wolli Creek
NSW 2205 Australia