Introduction to DBT: Philosophy & Fundamentals

Introduction to DBT:
Philosophy & Fundamentals

Professional Workshop Details

Facilitator: Clerissa Cooper, LPC

Dates: Upcoming dates to be determined

Location: Live Online Workshop - Zoom

Check-In: 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM 

Presentation: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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

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

                     Base Rate - $340

                 Slide Down - $310, $270, $230

                 Slide Up - $370, $410, $450

Workshop Description

This workshop provides an understanding of the fundamental philosophy and communication strategies of DBT.  Workshop attendees will learn the modes of comprehensive DBT, underlying assumptions and dialectical philosophy, the biosocial model of pervasive emotional dysregulation, communication strategies, and applications of DBT skills modules. This workshop is interactive and will include role-plays and breakout groups to practice concepts and skills discussed during the workshop. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the 5 modes and functions of comprehensive DBT.
  2. Understand the structure, theoretical assumptions, and dialectical philosophy of DBT.
  3. Understand the biosocial model underlying the development of pervasive emotional dysregulation with consideration to both under-controlled and  over-controlled behaviors.
  4. Identify ways to facilitate the acceptance and change process utilizing the DBT diary card.
  5.  Explore the relationship between changing emotional experiences and behavioral conditioning (i.e., reinforcement, punishment, extinction, and shaping) utilizing DBT's model for describing emotions.
  6. Utilize a collection of foundational DBT coping skills from each skills module (i.e., mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance).

Continuing Education Hours

12 Core Hours for Professional Counselors (application submitted to LPCA-GA)

12 Related Hours for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists