Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training™
New Canaan, CT — Co-sponsored by: Silver Hill Hospital
May 11-15, 2020
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.
- Participate in a DBT Consultation Team.
- Demonstrate Consultation Team strategies used in DBT.
- List the modes, the functions, and the typical treatment agreements made in DBT.
- Implement the structure, goals, and stages of DBT treatment.
- Teach the four DBT skills modules (Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance).
- Explain the Biosocial Model of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other severe disorders in all required treatment contexts.
- Create DBT treatment plans for clients using targeting procedures.
- Explain the dialectical nature of DBT.
- Demonstrate how dialectics are used in DBT.
- Conduct Cue Exposure and Response Prevention.
- List the steps in Problem-Solving.
- Conduct complete Behavioral Chain Analyses and solution analyses.
- Implement the Cognitive-Behavioral strategies in DBT.
- Identify the levels of validation and the contexts in which they apply.
- Demonstrate the use of validation to balance the change strategies in treatment.
- Demonstrate the different communication strategies of DBT.
- Implement the DBT case management strategies.
- Implement telephone coaching and other generalization strategies of DBT.
- Apply suicide crisis protocols of DBT.
- Discuss the DBT research for different populations.
|8:30 AM – 9:00 AM||Registration, CE/CME Sign-in|
|9:00 AM – 10:45 AM||Morning Session 1|
|10:45 AM – 11:00 AM||Break|
|11:00 AM – 12:30 PM||Morning Session 2|
|12:30 PM – 1:15 PM||Lunch (provided by Silver Hill Hospital)|
|1:15 PM – 2:30 PM||Afternoon Session 1|
|2:30 PM – 2:45 PM||Break|
|2:45 PM – 4:00 PM||Afternoon Session 2|
|4:00 PM – 4:15 PM||Break|
|4:15 PM – 5:05 PM||Afternoon Session 3|
|5:05 PM – 5:15 PM||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.
Adam Payne, PhD
New Hyde Park, NY (United States) Adam Payne, Ph.D., received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996. Dr. Payne is a DBT - Linehan Board of Certification, Certified DBT Clinician. Dr. Payne served as the conference chairperson for the 2012 and 2013 conferences of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT). ISITDBT is a volunteer organization with the sole task of organizing an annual conference to bring together DBT clinicians from around the US and around the globe. Dr. Payne served as a Clinical Supervisor at the University of Washington for graduate students in clinical psychology at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) from 2007 to 2018. He has provided trainings in Dialectical Behavior Therapy internationally for Behavioral Tech, LLC. Dr. Payne is a founding member of the Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CCDBT). The CCDBT aims to provide effective, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic treatments for children, adolescents, and adults. The main office of this center is in Lake Success, NY on Long Island. The cornerstones of the CCDBT are programs in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for both adults and for adolescents. Prior to the formation of the CCDBT, Dr. Payne served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Adolescent DBT Program at Schneider Children’s Hospital. Beginning in 1999, his team developed a comprehensive Adolescent DBT program at Schneider Children’s Hospital, part of the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Payne has been an invited speaker to school districts and mental health settings to present information about the application of DBT to adolescent populations. Dr. Payne also previously served as the staff psychologist of the Adolescent Treatment Team of the Child and Adolescent Day Hospital at Zucker Hillside Hospital. Prior to the formation of the CCDBT, Dr. Payne also maintained a faculty practice for treatment of children, adolescents, and adults within Zucker Hillside Hospital on Long Island.
Katherine Lee Dixon-Gordon, PhD
Katie Dixon-Gordon, Ph.D., received her undergraduate training from the University of Washington, where she worked as a research intern and staff member at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC), directed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. Dr. Dixon-Gordon received her doctoral training from Simon Fraser University working with Alex Chapman, Ph.D., and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Dixon-Gordon has served as an investigator on several grant-funded studies of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), BPD, and self-injury, and has published many theoretical and empirical articles on emotion regulation, BPD, and DBT. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she teaches, conducts research, and supervises the DBT Program.
Participants should meet the following criteria:
- Be a current member of an Intensively trained team.
- 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.
- Have learned DBT in one-day or two-day trainings and/or from self-guided study of the treatment manuals.
- Agree to read the following books before the Foundational Training:
- Linehan, M.M. (2015). DBT® Skills Training Manual: Second Edition. New York: Guilford Press.
- Linehan, M.M. (2015). DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets: Second Edition. New York: Guilford Press.
- Linehan, M.M. (1993). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
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Early Bird Registration Discount: $1,495
– Applications and tuition received before February 7, 2020
Standard Registration: $1,595
-Applications and tuition received after February 7, 2020 and before April 24, 2020
Last Minute Registration: $1,695
– Applications and tuition received after April 24, 2020
We will review applications in the order they are received. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis.
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208 Valley Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
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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. 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 homework due date.
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 = 33.
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 = 33.
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 = 33.
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 and return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.
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 = 33.
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 and return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.
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 = 33.
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 = 33.
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 = 33.
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