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DBT Fundamentals II: Skills for Change and Effective Communication (February , 2017)

February 24th – 25th, 2017

Who should attend?  This workshop is designed for clinicians and mental health professions who want to expand their knowledge of DBT or those who have learned it and are interested in a refresher. Clinicians or individuals DBT wanting to learn about DBT Change skill modules: Emotion Regulation & Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Prerequisites: Participation in DBT Fundamentals I: How to Deal with Pain to Avoid Suffering” OR you should meet the following criteria to attend this workshop:

  1. Attended other DBT training/workshop and/or learned DBT through self-guided study of the treatment manuals.
  2. Be familiar with the structure, goals and stages of DBT treatment
  3. Be familiar with the 4 modes of therapy
  4. Have basic knowledge of how to conduct a Behavior Chain Analysis

Workshop description: This two day training expands on Part I and further explores the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills focusing on Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. The terminology and basic concepts of DBT will be reviewed; however basic knowledge of DBT is required to attend. This workshop also includes Biosocial Theory and how biology plays a role in ones development. Participants will gain a more in-depth understanding of DBT concepts and principles with an opportunity to put the skills into practice. Extensive role-play and clinical examples will be used to illustrate DBT strategies and techniques. Behavior Chain Analysis (BCA) will also be further explored through use of role-play and clinical examples.

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