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Seminar Detail

2-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training Course
Where:
OAK LAWN, IL
When:
Monday, May 11, 2020 - Tuesday, May 12, 2020

This event is no longer 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 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. Attend this 2-day intensive training course 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 conference with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice.

This course counts towards the educational requirement when applying for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (through Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI).


John Lothes, MA, LPA, LCAS-A, 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 individuals 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
  • 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
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 and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Mental Health Professionals

JOHN E LOTHES, MA, LPA, LCAS-A

John Lothes, M.A., LPA, LCAS-A, is a licensed psychological associate in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a clinician, John was hired by Delta Behavioral Health in 2008 to help start up and run their Dialectical Behavioral Therapy based partial hospital program and a DBT-based substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP). Since 2008, John has provided supervision to interns that have been trained in the partial hospital program and the SAIOP, teaching them how to apply DBT skills to their therapy. John also incorporates DBT into his individual practice working with a number of disorders. John was introduced to DBT during his internship at the New Hanover County Behavioral Health Hospital, an inpatient facility where he eventually led DBT groups in both their inpatient partial hospital program and substance abuse program. While on internship, in August of 2004, John spent a week training on DBT with Dr. Linehan at the New England Education Institute in Cape Cod, MA.

John is a part-time faculty member at University of North Carolina Wilmington in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences. He has published research on mindfulness and the cultivation of mindfulness in individuals. He continues to research mindfulness and is conducting research on DBT and the reduction of perceived suffering in partial hospital patients. John is also an Ed.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: John Lothes II has an employment relationship with Delta Behavioral Health. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: John Lothes II has no relevant nonfinancial 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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services 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.

Illinois Addiction Counselors: This course has been submitted to the IAODAPCA for review.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Illinois Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


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.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 credits.

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 12.5 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.


Psychologists & Psychiatrists
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Psychiatrists
PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 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
The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Illinois Psychologists: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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