DBT is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles.
Day One provides a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives.
This seminar explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development.
- Make this complex model work for a variety of clients
- Build a foundation of DBT competency
- Learn the process and content of this evidence-based treatment
- Take home many client resources and worksheets
- Integrate DBT skills into individual and group therapy
- Use case examples as a guide for effective application of skills in clinical situations
Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, Day Two teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this seminar shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this seminar with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice.
- Use DBT flexibly, creatively and effectively
- Learn DBT “inside-out” from theory to application
- Apply DBT to many clinical presentations across settings
- Practice streamlined diary cards and chain analysis protocols
- Take home client worksheets and other resources