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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training™ (COMING SOON)

New Canaan, CT
April 8-12, 2019

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

 

8:30 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 – 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Afternoon Session 1
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Afternoon Session 2
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM – 5:20 PM Afternoon Session 3
5:20 PM – 5:30 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.

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:

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 206.675.8589 or via email to CE@behavioraltech.org.

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.


Specific CE Approval Statements coming soon.