Schedule

Level 1- Introductory

Description

This workshop is an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) intended for mental health professionals who wish to acquaint themselves with the treatment.

The dialectical nature of DBT is explained via the balance between change-based technology (behavior therapy) with acceptance-based principals (validation). It highlights the structure of DBT and defines the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT.

This workshop is appropriate for mental health professionals interested in learning about DBT at an introductory level. Methods of instruction include lecture, treatment demonstrations, and practice exercises to illustrate the principles and strategies of DBT.

Primary Objective

The primary objective of this training is to allow participants to understand the basics of DBT.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the dialectical world view of DBT.
  2. Discuss the evidence for the use of DBT for various problems and populations.
  3. Describe the structure of treatment for individuals with multiple problems and high-risk life-threatening behaviors.
  4. Identify DBT treatment targets.
  5. Describe the basic strategies used in DBT, including problem-solving, validation and dialectical strategies.
  6. Identify the skills modules taught in DBT.

Schedule

Day 1 – Monday Oct. 5th, 2020

13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 15:00 Opening ceremony
15:00 – 15:15Break
15:15 – 16:15 Overview of DBT
16:15 – 16:45Break
16:45 – 17:45DBT as Dialectics
17:45 – 18:00Break
18:00 – 19:00 DBT as Dialectics & Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, & Sign-out

Day 2 – Tuesday Oct. 6th, 2020

13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 15:00 Core Strategy: Validation
15:15 – 15:30Break
15:30 – 16:30 Core Strategy: Problem-Solving
16:30 – 16:45 Break
16:45 – 17:45DBT as Skills: Structure & Overview; Mindfulness Skills
17:45 – 18:00
Break
18:00 – 19:00 DBT as Skills & Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, & Sign-out

Day 3 – Wednesday Oct. 7th, 2020

13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 15:00 Emotion Regulation Skills
15:00 – 15:15Break
15:15 – 16:45 Distress Tolerance Skills
16:45 – 17:15 Break
17:15 – 18:15 Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
18:30 – 18:45Break
18:45 – 19:00 Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills & Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, & Sign-out