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Seminar Detail

3-Day: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification Training
Where:
ANAHEIM, CA
When:
Monday, May 11, 2020 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020

This event is no longer available for purchase.

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

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a powerful, evidence-based treatment that allows clinicians to provide positive outcomes for clients of all ages struggling with stress, depression, trauma, suicidal and self-destructive behaviors and a variety of other clinical presentations.

This 3-day Certification Training will build the core competencies you need to bring DBT into your clinical practice and effectively use it with a wide range of client types. In just 3 days you’ll be given a roadmap to treat individuals using the skills and techniques form DBT so you can help your most challenging clients reach new levels of healing.

Even if you’ve attended other Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trainings, this program will increase your competency and clinical sophistication with DBT when working with adults, youth, substance users and trauma survivors in a wide variety of settings.

Better still, you’ll not only leave this event with a powerful treatment approach, you’ll also have fulfilled the educational requirements should you choose to pursue Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Evergreen Certification Institute (visit evgci.com for details).

Sign up today and get the skills and confidence you need to successfully help your clients with the power of DBT!



PESI, Evergreen Certification Institute, and Charles Jacob, Ph.D., are not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations
Objectives:

  1. Explore the origins of Biosocial Theory and communicate the clinical implications of the theory.
  2. Specify how DBT skills can help clients identify unhealthy interaction styles.
  3. Characterize how mindfulness skills can empower clients to interpret situations in new ways and react in healthier ways.
  4. Communicate how clinicians can effectively teach DBT skills and encourage support and constructive feedback in a group setting.
  5. Establish ways in which clinicians can maximize client buy-in for DBT homework assignments.
  6. Determine how interpersonal skills training can be used with clients to improve relationships.
  7. Specify how DBT skills can be used to decrease the likelihood of compassion fatigue in clinicians.
  8. Characterize how DBT skills can be utilized to identify and overcome obstacles to changing emotions and reactive behaviors.
  9. Communicate ways in which DBT can be adapted for working with children and adolescents.
  10. Provide a brief explanation of how DBT can be used in working with trauma survivors.
  11. Establish how diary cards can be used by clients to monitor their emotions and track how they are using DBT skills to deal with challenges.
  12. Specify how a chain analysis can be effectively utilized with clients to help them gain insight into how they can change problem behaviors.
  13. Determine how opposite action strategies can be used by clients to reduce self-destructive urges.
  14. Support how interpersonal effectiveness exercises can be employed in therapy to help clients keep relationship without sacrificing their self-respect.
  15. Establish how a pros and cons list can help clients see the consequences of their actions and make better choices when they are faced with a difficult decision.
  16. Communicate strategies to confront therapy interfering behaviors and help clients overcome avoidance.
  17. Articulate how Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions can help clients foster radical acceptance of traumatic events and reduce feelings of shame, guilt and fear.
  18. Specify how the STOP skills can help clients to manage crisis situations and prevent them from doing something impulsive they might regret later.
  19. Determine how clinicians can use the levels of validation to enhance the therapeutic alliance and teach clients to validate themselves.
  20. Establish how DBT skills can be used with clients to reduce self-harm and suicidal behaviors.
  21. Characterize how clinicians can help develop a client’s Wise Mind state so they can be more aware and less impulsive in their actions.
OUTLINE

Foundations of DBT
  • Biosocial Theory
  • Characteristics of DBT
  • DBT as an evidence-based practice
  • Dialectics: the balance of acceptance and change
DBT in the Clinical Setting
  • Application of DBT in the individual and group therapy setting
  • Skills training methods
  • Validation strategies
  • Research and limitations

DBT SKILLS TRAINING

Mindfulness: Cultivate the Skills at the Core of Successful DBT Therapy
  • Acceptance vs. judgement
  • Wise mind – achieve harmony between emotion and reason
  • Accessible exercises for building mindfulness skills
    • Observation – keep clients calm, centered and aware
    • Describe – overcome assumptions
    • Participation – release judgement and fear
  • Strategies for teaching mindfully and exercises for therapy
Interpersonal Effectiveness: Skills to Build Better Relationships and Lives
  • Tools to identify strengths
  • Balancing relationships with self-respect
  • Exercises and role play guidance on how to:
    • Develop healthy assertiveness skills
    • Enhance conflict resolution skills
    • Build empathy
    • Keep problems from building up
    • Resist pressure
  • Top strategies for changing behavior
Emotional Regulation: Practical Skills for Healthier Emotions and Greater Resilience
  • Strong emotions and poor coping skills
  • How to change unwanted emotions
  • Reduce emotional vulnerability while practicing self-care
  • Opposite action skills to reduce maladaptive behavior
  • Emotion Regulation exercises
  • Self-soothing strategies that work
  • Learn the sleep hygiene protocol
Distress Tolerance: Skills to Cope with Painful Moments and Survive Crisis
  • Developing crisis survival and reality acceptance skills
  • 4 options to solving problems
  • Problem solving case studies
  • Using pros and cons to make decisions
  • STOP skills to manage crisis situations
  • The steps to practicing radical acceptance
  • Tools to accept change
DBT in Clinical Practice
  • Analyzing behaviors: chain analysis & missing links analysis
  • Diary cards and homework with clients
  • Identify therapy interfering behaviors
  • Develop skills to identify and manage self-harming & suicidal behaviors
Self-Harm and Suicidal Crisis: A Roadmap for Assessment and Intervention
  • Screening and assessment tools for self-harming behaviors
  • Interventions and treatment considerations for the self-harming population
  • Suicide risk as a skills deficit problem
  • Tools and techniques to assess for level of risk
  • Firearms, medications, and lethal-means restriction plans that work
  • Safety plan and crisis intervention
Adapt DBT with Different Populations
  • Children and adolescents
  • Trauma survivors
  • Substance abusers
DBT: The Therapist and Consultation Group
  • 3 ways to decrease therapist burnout
  • The characteristics of an effective DBT team
  • Integrating DBT into your practice
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addictions Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses

CHARLES JACOB, PH.D.

Charles Jacob, Ph.D., is a psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience conducting and overseeing the delivery of mental health services to individuals with severe mood and personality disorders as well as their families. He is past president of the Pennsylvania branch of the American Counseling Association and maintains a robust private practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia as a licensed psychologist, professional counselor and marriage and family therapist.

In addition to training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, Dr. Jacob is an expert in Cognitive Therapy and a highly regarded clinician and scholar. He is a recipient of PCA’s David W. Hall Advocacy Award, and has been a featured interview in Counseling Today as well as NPR’s The Pulse.

Dr. Jacob is a full-time faculty member in the Human Development Quantitative Methods Division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. He received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University and completed a year of additional training at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Charles Jacob is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Charles Jacob is a member of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association; American Counseling Association; and the American Mental Health Counseling Association.
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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 21.0 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.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP): PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1021. This activity meets the qualifications for 21.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADE): PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CAADE, Provider #: CP40 994 CH 1122. This activity meets the qualifications for 21.0 continuing education hours.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP): PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category C activity meets the qualifications for 21.0 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 21.0 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.

California Counselors: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 1260 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.

California Marriage & Family Therapists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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 21.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 21.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


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 21.0 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.

California Social Workers: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This Intermediate level activity consists of 21.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 1260 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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