Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training Commences at the Jewish Board in Manhattan

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Training towards implementing comprehensive DBT begins at the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services

Behavioral Tech, LLC is pleased to launch the first Dialectical Behavior Therapy 10-Day Intensive Training Course© program at the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services (JBFCS) in Manhattan. The "Jewish Board," as it is known locally, is one of the oldest and most prestigious private social service agencies in the country, serving over 55,000 New York residents annually through more than 175 social service and mental health programs throughout the city.

The Jewish Board has been serving New York’s diverse population for over 110 years, with roots in the Jewish community and a mission to serve a myriad of races and ethnicities, the indigent, the working poor and the middle class, and the young and elderly. The Jewish Board seeks to broadly implement effective and evidence-based programming throughout its initiatives, a significant and timely commitment. This ten-day DBT training, featuring two parts offered within a six-month period, is among the first to provide critical foundational training and consultation towards implementing comprehensive DBT at JBFCS.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment model with strong data supporting its effectiveness at reducing suicidal behavior, psychiatric hospitalization, dropout from treatment, substance abuse, anger, and interpersonal difficulties among individuals suffering from complex mental health disorders.

In addition to the five JBFCS clinic teams participating in this training, DBT teams from Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Brooklyn DBT private practice team, the NY Presbyterian Hospital Pediatric Psychiatry, and the Phoenix Indian Medical Center Healers are in attendance. The initial five-day portion of the training is currently taking place at JBFCS headquarters at 135 West 50th in Manhattan.

The next opportunity to learn foundational DBT in the Northeast will be October 8-12 at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.

For information about DBT training opportunities with Behavioral Tech, founded by DBT developer Dr. Marsha Linehan, visit Behavioral Tech's website.

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