This season's training topics include Mindfulness, an overview of DBT, and using DBT with clients with substance use disorder.
(PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Research has shown Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to be an effective treatment in reducing suicidal behavior, psychiatric hospitalization, dropout from treatment, substance abuse, anger, and interpersonal difficulties. DBT was developed by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, at the University of Washington and is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Behavioral Tech plans training opportunities throughout the U.S. to make high quality training accessible for clinicians practicing in different regions of America. This season's training topics include Mindfulness, an overview of DBT, and using DBT with clients with substance use disorder.
Mindfulness skills have emerged as an important focus of several empirically supported treatments. The roots of mindfulness stem from the contemplative practices common to both Eastern and Western spiritual disciplines and from the emerging scientific knowledge about the benefits of “allowing” experiences rather than suppressing or avoiding them. Both Eastern and Western psychologies, as well as spiritual practices, are converging on these same insights. This training is intended for therapists using all approaches and is not aimed specifically at DBT or CBT therapists.
This two-day workshop is designed to be an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Topics include the diagnosis and biosocial theory of borderline personality disorder; DBT treatment targets and structure of treatment for multi-problem, high-risk clients, including the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT programs; core strategies used in DBT, including problem solving, validation, and dialectical strategies; and introduction to DBT psycho-educational group skills training.
DBT: Treating Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorders
New Canaan, CT
This two-day training is a highly practical, applied workshop that provides participants with a thorough working knowledge of the additions made to standard DBT when applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and substance use disorders. The training is intended for mental health professionals who have some experience, a working knowledge of, and/or prior training in DBT skills and want to apply DBT for use with clients with multiple problems, including substance abuse and addictive behaviors.
Visit the Behavioral Tech website for easy online registration and complete training details, continuing education information, student and group rates, recommended products, and online training opportunities.
Behavioral Tech is the only company exclusively authorized to utilize and disseminate Dr. Marsha M. Linehan’s materials for training in DBT. Due to this relationship with the treatment developer, Behavioral Tech always maintains and trains with the most current materials.