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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Series: 4 Part DBT Skills Training Track

  • Courtyard Marriott 75 Felton Street Marlborough, MA, 01752 United States (map)

Presenter: Jennifer Eaton, M.S., LMHC is the Director of DBT Training and Consultation for The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc.

Description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a leading example of an evidence-based practice. Originally developed as an outpatient treatment, DBT has more recently been applied in diverse settings such as public schools, community-based group homes, hospitals and outreach treatment settings.

Participants are urged to purchase the DBT Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition and the DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, 2nd Edition by Marsha Linehan. Both books will be an integral part of the curriculum and will be available for purchase on the first day of the training for $60.

Participants may register for all 4 trainings in advance or may register for one training at a time.

Part One - Friday, November 18, 2016, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Part 1 will cover the treatment elements of DBT, The Bio-Social Theory of personality disorders, how DBT can be applied in a variety of clinical settings, and the first skills module, Core Mindfulness.

Part 2 - Friday, December 16, 2016, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Part 2 will provide in-depth coverage of how to develop and implement a DBT skills training group, the Distress Tolerance skills and the role and function of skills cards. Numerous practical examples of these skills will be demonstrated.

Part 3 - Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Part 3 will provide in-depth coverage of the Emotion Regulation skills. These skills are critical components of the client's ability to develop satisfying relationships and enhance the person's overall recovery. In addition, methods of behavior management in the group setting and the use of DBT homework will be discussed. Numerous practical examples of these skills will be demonstrated.

Part 4 - Friday, February 17, 2017, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Part 4 will provide in-depth coverage of interpersonal effectiveness skills, walking the middle path module, and teaching specialty groups.  Providing skills coaching between groups and sessions and applying skills to specific behaviors will be provided.  The presenters will address a variety of teaching strategies to enhance skill acquisition. In addition the special considerations when implementing DBT in milieu and school settings will be discussed. Participants will be encouraged to submit advance questions relative to their DBT practice for discussion.

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