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Seminar Detail

2-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training Course

Where:
NEW ORLEANS, LA
When:
Monday, January 20, 2020 - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex comorbidity. 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.

Attend this 2-day intensive training and receive 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 course 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.

Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course 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.

Course Highlights
  • Use DBT flexibly, creatively and effectively for a variety of clients
  • Build a foundation of DBT competency
  • Integrate DBT skills into individual and group therapy
  • Use case examples as a guide for effective application of skills in clinical situations
  • Learn DBT “inside-out” form theory to application
  • Practice diary cards and chain analysis protocols
This course counts towards the educational requirement when applying for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI).


Brandi Reynolds, Psy,.D., Psy.D., is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.
Objectives:

  1. Explain the underlying theory of Dialectics and Dialectic Behavior Therapy.
  2. Integrate DBT skills for individual and group therapy treatment into practice.
  3. Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness to clients.
  4. Utilize specific DBT skills for the treatment of a range of mental health symptoms, chemical dependency and complex co-morbidities.
  5. Describe DBT tools and resources used to effectively change behavior.
  6. Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills to clients.
  7. Demonstrate the use of crisis survival strategies to enhance distress tolerance.
  8. Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities.
  9. Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings.
  10. Apply DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis techniques to address specific clinical issues in practice.
  11. Summarize how to effectively operate consultative groups and treatment teams.
  12. Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans.
  13. Discuss the limitations and risks of DBT and areas of ongoing or future research regarding DBT effectiveness.
OUTLINE

History & Philosophy of DBT
  • Dialectics explained
  • Core philosophies in practice
  • Skills training techniques
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
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
  • Mindfulness exercises
Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Building frustration tolerance
  • Utilizing crisis survival strategies and plans
  • Learn classic and innovative Distress Tolerance skills
  • Mindfulness 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
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
    Target Audience

    • Counselors
    • Psychologists
    • Psychotherapists
    • Social Workers
    • Marriage & Family Therapists
    • Addiction Counselors
    • Case Managers
    • Psychiatrists
    • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
    • Mental Health Professionals
    • Nurses

    BRANDI REYNOLDS, PSY.D.

    Brandi Reynolds, Psy.D., is a mental health treatment coordinator within the Psychology Services Branch of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). She has worked with the BOP for over 10 years in various capacities as a licensed psychologist. Dr. Reynolds help to develop, facilitate, and coordinate a residential mental health unit providing intensive group and individual DBT for offenders whom are diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, engage in self-directed violence and have traditionally had difficulty with adjustment to incarceration in the Bureau of Prisons. Dr. Reynolds oversees all of the residential mental health programs for the BOP as well as provides placement and treatment recommendations for the seriously mentally ill offenders in federal custody. In this capacity she serves as a consultant for treatment program staff on program admission, treatment provision, and program evaluation. Dr. Reynolds has been formally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provided numerous hours of group and individual DBT serves for offenders throughout her career. She has developed and provided trainings for clinicians, students, BOP custody and executive staff, state correctional facilities, and correctional conferences in the areas of DBT, Borderline Personality Disorder, suicide prevention, modified therapeutic communities, trauma-oriented treatment, correctional mental health program development, and alternatives to restrictive housing for mentally ill offenders.



    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial: Brandi Reynolds has an employment relationship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons Psychology Services Branch. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

    Non-financial: Brandi Reynolds has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
    Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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    Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

    The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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    Addiction Counselors
    This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Servies skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


    Counselors
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    Louisiana Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 12.5 hours of continuing education by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


    Marriage & Family Therapists
    This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

    Louisiana Marriage & Family Therapists: This program was approved by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 12.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


    Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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    PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


    Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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    PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


    Psychiatrists
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    PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Psychologists
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    PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Course Level: Intermediate.


    Social Workers
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    Other Professions
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