Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 4-Day Conference featuring Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
King of Prussia, PA
Monday, January 22, 2018 – Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ellicott City, MD
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Discriminate DBT from the contextual model of therapy.
- Evaluate DBT research in light of the contextual model and the Evidence-Based Practice of Psychology (EBPP).
- Correlate DBT philosophies and interventions to the therapeutic factors that most improve treatment outcomes.
- Explore dialectic philosophies and their application in therapy
- Determine how the core assumptions of DBT are put into action in therapy
- Assess how DBT theory drives therapeutic interventions.
- Communicate how to balance validation and change strategies in clinical situations
- Integrate mindfulness techniques into therapy.
- Implement an effective therapy structure that includes identifying clear treatment goals
- Practice how to effectively teach the four standard DBT skills modules - mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
- Design teaching strategies for skills training sessions.
- Plan and teach supplemental DBT skills and modules.
- Practice DBT skills training techniques in small groups.
- Recommend how to seamlessly integrate DBT skills into individual therapy.
- Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities.
- Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings.
- Establish balance validation with the most effective (and practical) methods of behavior change.
- Practice reciprocal and irreverent communication styles, to be utilized within the therapy session.
- Comment on the key differences between traditional cognitive interventions and DBT-style cognitive interventions.
- Practice therapy techniques with effective pacing, balance, and flow.
- Articulate when to use (and not to use) exposure techniques.
- Employ DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis.
- Propose how to operate with consultative groups and treatment teams.
- Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans.
- Establish clear plans for crisis management, including psychiatric hospitalizations.