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DBT Stylistic Strategies

for Acceptance and Change:

Validation & Irreverene

Professional Workshop Details

Facilitator: Clerissa Cooper, LPC

Dates: Friday, September 24, 2021 from 9:30am to 4:00pm

Location: Live Online Workshop on Zoom

Check-In: 9:15am to 9:30am

Presentation: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Lunch on Your Own: 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Tiered Fees: Please pay at the level you can afford. Sliding Up will provide support for colleagues with less financial means.

                     Base Rate - $150

                 Slide Down - $135, $120, $105

                 Slide Up - $165, $180, $195

Workshop Description

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed specifically for working with clients who struggle to build and maintain healthy relationships with providers and clients who struggle to stay motivated to do the work that will lead to accomplishing treatment goals. This workshop will provide clinicians new tools and perspectives rooted within DBT assumptions about therapy that will allow the therapist to step out of the power struggle with the client, increase empathy for both client and self, and increase the non-judgmental stance. Workshop attendees will learn the DBT core strategies of validation, irreverence, self-disclosure, and commitment.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Utilize the model for describing emotions skill to behaviorally define, explore, and address client resistance as therapy-interfering behavior and/or willfulness as conceptualized in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  2. Define and appropriately utilize commitment strategies to increase client motivation.
  3. Define and appropriately utilize the strategies of self-involving self-disclosure, validation, and irreverence to diffuse client resistance and increase collaboration, positive engagement, and change.

Continuing Education Hours

5 Core Hours for Professional Counselors (LPCAGA approval #2021-02-03-319MLW)

5 Related Hours for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists

Registration for DBT Stylistic Strategies for Acceptance and Change: Validation & Irreverence

Friday, September 24, 2021