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Seminar Detail

2-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training Course
Where:
MISSOULA, MT
When:
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Friday, July 10, 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).


Brad Simpson, DSW, LCSW, 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 & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Mental Health Professionals

BRAD SIMPSON, DSW, LCSW

Brad Simpson, DSW, LCSW is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from Behavioral Tech and is currently the Executive Director at Sunrise Residential Treatment Center, a fully adherent DBT program. Dr. Simpson specializes in working with families, couples and individuals in acute inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient and residential settings. Apart from his ambition and passion for working at Sunrise RTC over the last 13 years, Brad avidly enjoys activities outside of his career such as running, mountain biking, weightlifting, longboarding and spending time with his family. He is also an enormous spectator of all sports.

Additionally, Dr. Simpson teaches courses at Brigham Young University, Idaho. He received his Doctoral Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University, Idaho. He has recently completed a four-day mindfulness training with Marsha Linehan, the founder of DBT.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Brad Simpson is an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He is the Executive Director at the Sunrise Residential Treatment Center. Dr. Simpson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Brad Simpson has no relevant non-financial relationships 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.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.


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.

Montana Counselors: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.

Wyoming Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Wyoming Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


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.

Montana Marriage & Family Therapists: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education 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.


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.

Montana Psychologists: CE credit is available. Any PESI-approved continuing education activity is accepted by the Montana Board of Psychologists. This activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours. Please save the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity.


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.

Montana Social Workers: The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


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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