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Upcoming Workshops for Professionals

Principle DBT Training: A Comprehensive and Accelerated Training Course

Workshop Details

Presented By: North Atlanta DBT, LLC and Decatur DBT, LLC

Co-Instructors: Clerissa Cooper, LPC and Lianne Stevenson, LCSW, DBT-LBC

Dates: Level 1: Thursday through Saturday, February 7-9, 2019

          Level II: Thursday through Saturday, February 21-23, 2019

         Level III: Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019

Location: Druid Pointe Office Building in Brookhaven, 2751 Buford Hwy NE, Suite 202, Atlanta, GA 30324

Registration: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM daily

Presentation: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily

Lunch on Your Own: 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM daily

 

Workshop Description

This 8-day, 40-hour Principle DBT Training is a course designed to cover DBT’s comprehensive knowledge base and to improve the DBT practice of the therapist.  The ideal participant is one who has previous knowledge and exposure to DBT concepts and/or is willing to review foundational DBT treatment manuals and texts (i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (Linehan, 1993a) and Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (Linehan, 2015)).  This training will increase both the clinicians’ knowledge and  practice of adherent DBT treatment. With over 30 years of combined experience as therapists and DBT practitioners, the instructors have creatively designed a comprehensive, accelerated, and inclusive training that captures the foundational principles, concepts, and strategies of DBT treatment. This training will cover research, theory, principles, target populations, functions and modes of treatment, goals, stages, and  targets of treatment, agreements and assumptions, treatment strategies, DBT behavioral skills, suicide risk assessment and management, and consultation team. Instructors will utilize experiential and didactic techniques including role-play and homework to insure generalization of participants’ learning. Through small group break-out sessions, participants will have an opportunity to practice applying DBT strategies and receive immediate feedback from instructors. Training is conducted in two 3-day sessions and a final 2-day session.  Participants will have an opportunity to present brief case conceptualizations, develop treatment planning, and discuss individual challenges in delivering this therapy. Practice assignments will be given in between sessions and is expected to be completed in accordance with the treatment model. This training meets the minimum requirements for DBT-related didactic training hours that can be used toward DBT certification through the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification. Participants must attend all 8 days. Once training is completed, participants will have first priority to join an on-going,  bi-monthly training consultation team led by the instructors.

 

Learning Objectives

Level 1 - Participants will be able to:

  1. Review the DBT research for different populations.

  2. Identify the 5 modes of comprehensive DBT and their functions.

  3. Understand the theoretical assumptions as they apply to clients, therapists’, and the treatment modality.

  4. Explain the biosocial model of BPD/pervasive emotion dysregulation.

  5. Identify the 4 stages of DBT therapy and how to prioritize targeting problem behaviors within the stages.

  6. Understand the six levels of validation.

  7. Complete DBT pre-treatment tasks (e.g., identify client’s goals, orient to DBT, obtain commitments).

  8. Understand target hierarchies in all modes of comprehensive DBT (i.e., individual, skills group, phone coaching, psychiatric sessions, case management, and consultation team).

  9. Describe the goals of the DBT skills modules (i.e., mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.) and learn foundational skills within the modules.

  10. Understand the dialectical philosophy and its influence throughout the delivery of therapy.

  11. Learn secondary targets and their relationship to primary targets.

  12. Learn how to complete a brief DBT case conceptualization.

  13. Understand and practice using diary cards.

  14. Review and understand treatment agreements made in DBT.

  15. Practice the techniques of DBT by role-playing with observation and feedback from instructors to increase knowledge and skills application of DBT strategies and techniques.

  16. Understand and demonstrate the use of commitment strategies.

 

Level II - Participants will be able to:

  1. Learn and practice case management strategies (i.e., consultation-to-the-client and environmental interventions).

  2. Assess risk for suicide utilizing the Linehan Risk Assessment and Management Protocol (LRAMP), and apply DBT suicide crisis protocols.

  3. Describe the DBT problem-solving strategies (skills training, cognitive modification, exposure, contingency management).

  4. Learn how to complete a brief DBT case conceptualization.

  5. Conduct Cue Exposure and Response Prevention.

  6. Learn and utilize chain analysis to define problem behaviors and to address the factors controlling the problem behavior.

  7. Identify and explore alternate solutions to reduce and/or replace problem behaviors.

  8. Learn and practice stylistic communication strategies (i.e., reciprocal/validation and irreverent).

  9. Assess risk for suicide utilizing the Linehan Risk Assessment and Management Protocol (LRAMP), and apply DBT suicide crisis protocols.

  10. Learn how to implement cognitive restructuring and other Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies.

  11. Understand how to identify and address therapy-interfering behaviors or the client and therapist.

  12. Practice the techniques of DBT by role-playing with observation and feedback from instructors to increase knowledge and skills application of DBT strategies and techniques.

  13. Learn and demonstrate telephone coaching and other generalization strategies of DBT.

  14. Understand and demonstrate the use of commitment strategies.

  15. Complete and discuss assigned short answer questions and case questions to improve understanding and application of DBT concepts.

  16. Understand and practice using diary cards.

 

Level III - Participants will be able to:

  1. Learn and practice case management strategies (i.e., consultation-to-the-client and environmental interventions).

  2. Conduct Cue Exposure and Response Prevention.

  3. Understand and implement the structure of DBT consultation team.

  4. Practice participating in applying DBT concepts and strategies in consultation team meetings.

  5. Practice the techniques of DBT by role-playing with observation and feedback from instructors to increase knowledge and skills application of DBT strategies and techniques.

  6. Learn and demonstrate telephone coaching and other generalization strategies of DBT.

  7. Understand and demonstrate the use of commitment strategies.

  8. Complete and discuss assigned short answer questions and case questions to improve understanding and application of DBT concepts.

 

Continuing Education

40 Core Hours for Professional Counselors and Social Workers

40 Related Hours for Marriage and Family Therapists 

(applications made to LPCA-GA and GSCSW)

 

Fees and Registration for Winter 2019 Principle DBT Training Course

Professional Registration: $1300

 

Student Registration: $800

 

To register and pay with cash or check, please contact Clerissa Cooper directly by phone (404-408-2950) or email ([email protected]).

To register and pay with any major credit card, please select the "Add to Cart" option below. You will be sent directly to PayPal's website. 


 


Additional Information About Workshop Registration

Registration Confirmation: Your PayPal confirmation email is your workshop confirmation if you registered via PayPal. Only if you registered by Cash or Check will you receive a separate email confirmation directly from North Atlanta DBT, LLC.

Early Registration Deadline: Registration and payment must be received (or postmarked by the U.S. Post Office or other Mail/Package Carrier) no less than 3 weeks prior to the date of the workshop to receive the Early Registration Discount.

Refund Policy: All workshop refunds will be honored for cancellations received at least ten (10) business days prior to the date of the workshop. However, please note that payments made via Credit Card or PayPal have certain fees associated with them, some of which are non-recoupable and are therefore non-refundable by North Atlanta DBT.  If you request a refund at least ten (10) business days prior to the workshop, you will receive a refund minus any of these non-refundable fees. These fees do not apply to cash or check payments. Should you have any questions regarding our workshop refund policy, please contact us at [email protected]

Weather Cancellation Policy : All scheduled workshops will take place on the specified date and time unless a "State of Emergency" is declared for greater than 50% of the State of Georgia, to include Henry, Gwinnett, Fulton, and DeKalb counties. In such cases, the workshop will be rescheduled to a future date, and a monetary credit will be transferred from the original date to the newly rescheduled date. If you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, a credit shall remain on file for 12-months. Refunds will not be given for any weather-related event. 

CE Certificate Replacement Fee : In the event you fail to obtain or misplace your CE certificate for any continuing education workshop offered by North Atlanta DBT, you have 1 year to request your certificate free of charge. If you are requesting certificate replacement for a workshop held more than 1 year after the date of the workshop, a $20.00 CE certificate replacement fee will be imposed and must be paid in full prior to North Atlanta DBT issuing the replacement certificate. 

Returned Check Fee: Please note that there will be a $35.00 returned check fee if a personal or business check used to pay for a workshop is returned for any reason (e.g. insufficient funds, account closed, etc.).