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Adapting your DBT Program for Substance Use Disorders – DBT-SUD

Level 4
New Canaan, CT – co-sponsored by: Silver Hill Hospital
September 16-17, 2019

Training Description

This two-day workshop covers the modifications made when applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and substance use disorders. Participants specifically learn how DBT for substance use disorders (DBT-SUD), when applied to populations with comorbid disorders, differs from standard DBT for BPD clients in the way that DBT is targeted, how behavioral skills are taught in skills training group, how to engage clients in therapy at the beginning of treatment, strategies for not losing clients during treatment, and how therapists are supported when clients are in danger of dropping out of therapy. This workshop is intended for those who have knowledge of standard DBT.


Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the adaptations of DBT specific to substance use disorders.
  2. Describe the evidence for DBT-SUD
  3. Describe how DBT-SUD is similar to and different from other major substance use treatments.
  4. List the principles to consider in determining for whom DBT-SUD is appropriate.
  5. Explain the concept of dialectical abstinence.
  6. Apply specific attachment strategies to gain commitment and keep substance abusing clients in treatment
  7. Identify specific treatment targets for substance abusers with borderline personality disorder
  8. Train DBT skills specific to substance abusers with borderline personality disorder.
  9. Describe the principles for involving families in DBT-SUD.

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

8:30 – 9:00 Registration, Sign-in
9:00 – 10:45 Overarching approach and evidence for DBT-SUD
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Structuring the treatment environment
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (Provided by Silver Hill Hospital)
1:30 – 3:00 Individual DBT-SUD sessions
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Dialectical abstinence
4:15 – 4:45 Review, Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, & Sign-out

Day 2

8:30 – 9:00 Sign-in
9:00 – 10:45 The Path to Clear Mind & special DBT-SUD issues
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Chain analysis & task analysis in DBT-SUD
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (Provided by Silver Hill Hospital)
1:30 – 3:00 Finding clients when they are lost: DBT Attachment Strategies and working with families in DBT-SUD
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Building capability: DBT-SUD Skills & the use of replacement medications
4:15 – 4:45 Review, Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, & Sign-out

 

Trainers

Kathryn Korslund, PhD, ABPP

Kathryn E. Korslund, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Clinical Director of THIRA Health, a DBT based partial hospital and intensive outpatient program in Bellevue, WA and a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. Dr. Korslund served as the Associate Director of Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics from 2003-2017 and was a co-investigator with Dr. Linehan studying the application of DBT to problems of adult and adolescent suicidal behavior and substance dependence and with Dr. Melanie Harned in her work developing and evaluating a protocol to treat PTSD during DBT. Dr. Korslund is the co-developer of the University of Washington DBT Adherence Coding Scale and oversees DBT fidelity monitoring and coder training internationally. Dr. Korslund has conducted DBT training and consultation for professionals and mental health systems throughout the United States and Canada as well as in the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of WA and holds certifications by the American Board of Professional Psychology, the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, and the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.

Study Resources

Read or download our whitepaper:  

 

DBT Helps Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

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Tuition
$345 – Early Bird Discounted Tuition – MUST register before June 1, 2019
$395– Regular Tuition Rate – all registration received on or after June 1, 2019

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-sponsored by: Silver Hill Hospital
Training Location:

Silver Hill Hospital
208 Valley Road, New Canaan, CT 06840

 

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) 675-8588 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.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

Behavioral Tech will apply to the NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider #77431. You will receive a letter via email 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 (ACEPTM) 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 CreditsTM 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 CreditsTM 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 will apply to 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.

Social Workers – NY

Behavioral Tech is approved by recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, #0040. Behavioral Tech will email a letter documenting attendance to participants with 100% completion of the program and homework. The hours allocated for this activity = 12.5.