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Five Day DBT Foundational: Adolescent - Family Emphasis

Monday August 31 - Thursday September 10, 2020

  Saranda Krasniqi | (914) 385-1150 |

Learn the foundations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with an adolescent and family emphasis with colleagues from around the world from the comfort of your own home. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn valuable evidenced-based practices that you can utilize to help your patients especially during this global pandemic. CBC will host the annual DBT Five-Day Foundational workshop this summer using a state-of-the art virtual platform. The workshop will provide comprehensive training on evidence-based techniques and strategies for mental health professionals to help them meet the wide range of mental health challenges of their clients during this crisis and beyond. The foundational workshop will prepare professionals to address the increased mental health needs in the community today and teach skills to engage clients using telehealth platforms.

The DBT Foundational with Adolescent and Family Emphasis, will take place on
August 31, September 2, 4, 8 and 10.

CBC has become the first—and only, to date—Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Program in New York State. The DBT- Linehan Board of Certification was formed to develop a comprehensive way to certify individual therapists in their competency to deliver DBT effectively and to certify programs that demonstrate their ability to deliver DBT programmatically with fidelity to the model as it has been researched.

Dr. Alec Miller co-developed DBT for multi-problem and self-harming adolescents which has been established as an evidence-based treatment for this population. Dr. Miller and his CBC colleagues will teach the theories, structure, and practice of the DBT model, including strategies for individual sessions, skills training groups, inter-session coaching, and the effective management of a consultation team. The instructors will utilize various teaching formats including didactics, videos, role-play demonstrations and participant exercises. Research has shown DBT with adolescents to be effective in reducing self-harm behaviors, depression, hopelessness, dropout from treatment, psychiatric hospitalization, substance use and interpersonal difficulties.

Workshop Objectives

The training will cover a range of strategies, and participants will:

  • Understand the biosocial theory of borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation as well as how to assess multi-problem youth
  • Practice orientation and commitment strategies effective for teenagers and families
  • Learn the treatment structure and targets for multi-problem, high-risk adolescents
  • Learn the various change and acceptance strategies used in individual DBT
  • Become familiar with the adolescent-family dialectical dilemmas, dialectical thinking and acting and how to teach it to teens and parents
  • Understand how to create and maintain adolescent skills training groups with and without caregivers
  • Learn the DBT skills taught in Rathus & Miller’s DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents

This workshop is for: Clinicians that are on existing consultation teams in agencies and schools.

The DBT Foundational will be taught by Dr. Miller and a highly skilled team of CBC instructors who bring the same commitment to science-based training and practice. The CBC team of professionals has a specialized expertise in DBT and stay up to date with the latest cutting-edge advances. CBC instructors provide training and consultation to professionals, consumers, schools, and agencies and treat clients with a range of psychological problems to help them reach their life goals.

CBC Co-Founder and DBT-Foundational Course Director Dr. Alec L. Miller is a clinical psychologist, teacher, researcher, author, and disseminator of evidence-based treatments to clinical and school settings worldwide. He has conducted federally funded clinical research and published extensively in DBT, including the three leading textbooks titled: Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents; DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents; and DBT Skills in Schools (DBT STEPS-A). He was also a lead trainer and co-investigator of the first randomized controlled trial of DBT with suicidal adolescents that was published in 2014. He has been internationally recognized and received awards for his teaching of clinicians about how to conduct DBT with adolescents and families.

35 Continuing Education Credits will be offered for the training for NY Social Workers and all Psychologists

Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CBC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Cognitive Behavioral Consultants, SW CPE, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0219.

Workshop Registration Fee and Deadline:

  • Registration and payment postmarked before June 8, 2020
  • Standard Rate - $1,400 / Student Rate $1,200
  • Registration and payment postmarked after June 8, 2020
  • Standard Rate - $1,500 / Student Rate - $1,300
  • Groups of five or more - $1,250 each participant
  • Student Scholarship Rate, please inquire - $500
  • Attend both CBT and DBT Foundational Trainings in 2020 - $1000 each training
  • Discount if previously attended the CBT Foundational - $1250

Please ask us about our rates for ongoing consultation!