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2-Day: Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond AND Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy
2-Day: Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond AND Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy

When:  Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Friday, January 20, 2017







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Course Description:

Day 1:

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
Day 2:

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
Register for one or both days:

1/19/17
Day 1: Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond

1/20/17
Day 2: Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Objectives:

Day 1:
  1. Describe how to integrate the theory and techniques of DBT into your clinical practice.
  2. Demonstrate DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  3. Describe how to integrate DBT skills into your individual and group therapy.
  4. Utilize DBT skills in mental health, chemical dependency and complex co-morbidity.
  5. Identify additional tools and resources for implementing DBT.
  6. Give examples of a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills.

Day 2:
  1. Create an effective DBT clinical process.
  2. Practice DBT to a variety of clinical presentations.
  3. Demonstrate how to implement DBT in different formats and settings.
  4. Practice streamlined diary cards and chain analysis.
  5. Demonstrate how to balance levels of validation with the most effective behavior change methods.
  6. Develop a plan to increase your DBT competency.
OUTLINE

DAY ONE

History & Philosophy of DBT
  • Dialectics explained
  • Core philosophies in practice
  • Skills training techniques
Mindfulness Skills
  • Grounded in the present while being connected to past & future
  • Using core skills to achieve “Wise Mind”
  • Learn classic and innovative mindfulness skills
  • Mindful exercises
Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Building frustration tolerance
  • Utilizing crisis survival strategies and plans
  • Learn classic and innovative Distress Tolerance skills
  • Distress Tolerance exercises
Emotional Regulation Skills
  • Understanding emotions and reducing vulnerability
  • Incorporating self-care, opposite action and building positive experience
  • Learn classic and innovative emotional regulation skills
  • Emotional regulation exercises
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • Balance in relationships
  • Objective, relationship and self-respect effectiveness
  • Learn classic and innovative interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness exercises

DAY TWO

DBT in Practice
  • Understanding how therapy works: The Contextual Model
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Maximizing therapeutic factors, DBT-style
  • Essential elements and functions of DBT revisited
Structure Therapy
  • Structure as a therapeutic factor
  • Structuring the therapy environment
  • Identifying treatment targets: suicidality, self-injurious behavior (SIB), therapy-interfering behavior (TIB), and other targets
Validation
  • Levels of validation
  • Validation as an informal exposure technique
Best Methods of Changing Behaviors
  • Self-monitoring with the diary card
  • Behavioral contingencies
  • DBT-style cognitive interventions
  • Behavior Chain (Change) Analysis
Communication Styles: Reciprocal and Irreverent Consultation Group
  • Increase your motivation
  • Develop effective responses
  • Qualities of effective treatment teams
Next Steps: Develop Your Proficiency in DBT

STEVE GIRARDEAU, PSY.D.

Steven Girardeau, Psy.D., is the certification chair of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA) and the director of clinical services for Mental Health Systems (MHS), one of the largest DBT-specialized practices in the Midwest. He has overseen the care of thousands of clients with co-morbid major mental health and personality disorders in an intensive outpatient setting. Dr. Girardeau has been a therapist for over two decades, specializing in providing clinical services to clients with serious and persistent mental health diagnoses as well as chemical use disorders.

Dr. Girardeau has worked as a clinician, clinical director, training director, program supervisor and a clinical team consultant. He has provided trainings at regional conferences, local seminars and created training programs in the areas of DBT, abuse, safety planning and treatment of clients with dual disorders.




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Girardeau is the Director of Clinical Services of Mental Health Systems, PC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Steven Girardeau is a member of the Minnesota Psychological Association.
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