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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Skills Intensive:

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Professional Workshop Details

Facilitator: Clerissa Cooper, LPC

Dates: Friday, July 30, 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

Though Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills were initially developed as a foundation to help treat  system dysregulation associated with Borderline Personality Disorder, these same coping skills have been found useful for various other populations in the clinical setting. This engaging course will help any clinician gain thorough knowledge of the foundational skills of the interpersonal effectiveness module with heavy focus on DEARMAN, GIVE, FAST, and the intensity scale to assist with determine how intensely to make or deny requests. Participants will also learn ways to navigate client difficulties, hesitance, and willfulness to skills use.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Learn how to teach foundational skills of the DBT interpersonal effectiveness module, including DEARMAN, GIVE, and FAST.
  2. Learn ways to incorporate mindfulness practice to strengthen the effectiveness of interpersonal effectiveness skills use. 
  3. Identify solutions to common challenges to implementing interpersonal effectiveness with clients.

Continuing Education Hours

5 Core Hours for Professional Counselors

5 Related Hours for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists

Registration for DBT Skills Intensive: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Friday, July 30, 2021