DBT Five Day Foundational - Adolescent Family Emphasis

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Dbt five day foundational

Register here for the DBT Foundational

DBT is a now an established evidence-based treatment for multi-problem and self-harming adolescents. Dr. Alec Miller and his 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 effectively reduce 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 and members of existing consultation teams in agencies and schools. 35 Continuing Education Credit Hours will be offered for this training to NY Social Workers and all Psychologists.

Cognitive & 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.