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DBT for Complex PTSD Training (early registration pricing until Dec 1!)

Santa Monica, CA
February 24-27, 2020
Trainer: Martin Bohus, MD

Training Description

Primary Objective: As a result of this training participants will be able to implement the principles and procedures of DBT for PTSD.


This 4-day workshop introduces Dialectical Behavior Therapy for complex posttraumatic stress disorder (DBT-PTSD). DBT-PTSD is tailored to treat adult PTSD following interpersonal violence such as childhood sexual abuse, including patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Most of these patients show severe problems in emotion regulation, negative self-concept, dysfunctional memory processing, and maladaptive social interaction. To target these core domains DBT-PTSD merges multiple evidence-based elements: DBT principles, trauma-specific cognitive and exposure-based techniques, compassion-focused interventions, and behavior change procedures. The treatment program is designed to be delivered in a residential program (three-months) or in an outpatient setting (45 weeks). Data from a randomized control trial (RCT) in a residential setting (n = 74; 100% female) indicate that DBT-PTSD is acceptable to clients, does not lead to an exacerbation of suicide attempts or self-harm behavior, and results in reductions in PTSD-related behaviors as well as improvements in self-concept and social interactions. Data from a second multi-center RCT under outpatient conditions (n=200; 100%female) reconfirm the large effect sizes in all relevant domains as well as significant superiority of DBT-PTSD to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). DBT-PTSD is based on a psycho-social model, where typical dysfunctional behaviors can predominantly be understood as strategies to avoid or escape from trauma-associated primary emotions like powerlessness, threat, anxiety, disgust, humiliation, or sexual arousal. Corroborated by dysfunctional cognitive assumptions, dysfunctional behaviors such as self-injury, suicidal ideation, dissociation, or intoxication and problematic secondary emotions such as shame, guilt, self-hatred, or chronic anger, develop over time into problematic self-concepts which strongly impair quality of life. DBT-PTSD primarily aims to help patients a) revise their fear of trauma-associated primary emotions, b) question whether secondary emotions like guilt and shame fit the facts, and c) radically accept the fact of trauma in their lives in order to establish a life worth living.

The workshop covers the prerequisites, treatment targets, and structure of the treatment; and basic principles and rules. It covers the treatment modules of emotion regulation skills, mindfulness group therapy, discrimination training, cognitive interventions, and skills-assisted exposure. Teaching methods include slide-based presentation, video examples of master clinicians, demonstrations of treatment, and practice.

Participants will complete 8 consultation calls with subject matter experts in DBT for Complex PTSD after the workshop. These will occur in groups over the course of 3 months on a weekly schedule.

The workshop is intended for mental health professionals interested in treating complex PTSD using evidence-based principles and procedures. Basic knowledge of DBT is required.


Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the basic psychosocial and neurobehavioral principles of complex PTSD.
  2. Implement the principles of DBT-PTSD.
  3. Structure treatment for complex PTSD.
  4. Explain the major therapeutic interventions of DBT-PTSD.
  5. Describe value-based motivation.
  6. Anticipate relationship problems persons with complex PTSD may experience with significant others.
  7. Develop an individualized trauma model.
  8. Teach skills for dissociation, distress tolerance, and regulation of trauma-related emotions.
  9. Conduct in-sensu exposure.
  10. Coach patients in radical acceptance of traumatic experience.
  11. Facilitate patients experiencing life as worth living after trauma.
  12. Work with maladaptive dysfunctional cognitions

Schedule

Day 1    

8:00 – 8:30           Registration, Sign-in

8:30 – 10:15         Introduction and Rationale

10:15 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Research Data

12:00 – 1:00         Lunch

1:00 – 2:15           Principles and Rules 1

2:15 – 2:30           Break

2:30 – 3:45           Principles and Rules 2

3:45 – 4:00           Break

4:00 – 4:50           Pre-treatment Phase

4:50 – 5:00           Q & A, Evaluation, and Sign-out

Day 2    

8:00 – 8:30           Sign-in

8:30 – 10:15         Mindfulness / Compassion

10:15 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Significant Others

12:00 – 1:00         Lunch

1:00 – 2:15           Trauma Model

2:15 – 2:30           Break

2:30 – 3:45           SMART Goals

3:45 – 4:00           Break

4:00 – 4:50           The Old and the New Path

4:50 – 5:00           Q & A, Evaluation, and Sign-out

Day 3    

8:00 – 8:30           Sign-in

8:30 – 10:15         Anti-dissociative Skills

10:15 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Emotion Regulation

12:00 – 1:00         Lunch

1:00 – 2:15           Preparing Exposure

2:15 – 2:30           Break

2:30 – 3:45           Exposure I

3:45 – 4:00           Break

4:00 – 4:50           Exposure II

4:50 – 5:00           Q & A, Evaluation, and Sign-out

Day 4    

8:00 – 8:30           Sign-in

8:30 – 10:15         Compassionate Exposure

10:15 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Radical Acceptance of the Past

12:00 – 1:00         Lunch

1:00 – 2:15           Grief

2:15 – 2:30           Break

2:30 – 3:45           Regain Your Life

3:45 – 4:00           Break

4:00 – 4:50           Relapse Reduction

4:50 – 5:00           Q & A, Evaluation, and Sign-out

Trainers

Martin Bohus, MD

Freiburg (Germany) Martin Bohus received his specialty in Psychiatry and in Psychosomatic Medicine. Since 2003 he has held the Chair of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at Heidelberg University and is Scientific Director at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim. He holds a visiting professorship at the University of Antwerp and Harvard Medical School. He has received several awards for psychotherapy research. He is past president of the European Society for the Studies of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) and is president of the German Association for DBT. He was president and initiator of the 1st International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder in Berlin in 2010. He has currently published more than 300 articles and book chapters, mainly on mechanisms of psychotherapy, borderline personality disorders, and PTSD.

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Early Bird Registration Discount: $1,895 USD
– Register by December 1, 2019

Standard Registration: $2,095 USD
– Registered after December 1, 2019

Please contact us at info@behavioraltech.org if you have any questions about enrollment.

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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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If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 eight weeks prior to the training so that we may provide you with appropriate service.

Venue Information

Co-hosted by: The Camden Center

Training Location:
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, California 90402

Continuing Education

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