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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course; 2-Day Intensive Training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course; 2-Day Intensive Training

Where:   PARSIPPANY, NJ

When:  Monday, August 12, 2019 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Course Description:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles.

Attend this 2-day certificate course and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives.

This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT intervention, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development.

Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this seminar with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice.

This course counts towards the educational requirement when applying for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI).

Course Highlights
  • Use DBT flexibly, creatively and effectively for a variety of clients
  • Build a foundation of DBT competency
  • Integrate DBT skills into individual and group therapy
  • Use case examples as a guide for effective application of skills in clinical situations
  • Learn DBT “inside-out” from theory to application
  • Practice diary cards and chain analysis protocols



Megan Johnson Dunston, MS, LCMHC, is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Objectives:
  1. Integrate the theory and techniques of DBT into your clinical practice.
  2. Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  3. Incorporate how to integrate DBT skills for individual and group therapy treatment.
  4. Utilize DBT skills for treating mental health symptoms, chemical dependency and complex co-morbidity.
  5. Designate additional tools and resources for implementing DBT in a clinical setting.
  6. Articulate a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills to clients.
  7. Recommend how to seamlessly integrate DBT skills into individual therapy.
  8. Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities.
  9. Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients’ thoughts and feelings.
  10. Employ DBT diary and chain (change) analysis in clinical practice.
  11. Propose how to operate with consultative groups and treatment teams.
  12. Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans.
OUTLINE:

History & Philosophy of DBT
  • Dialectics explained
  • Core philosophies in practice
  • Skills training techniques
Mindfulness Skills
  • Grounded in the present while being connected to past & future
  • Using core skills to achieve “Wise Mind”
  • Learn classic and innovative mindfulness skills
  • Mindfulness exercises
Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Building frustration tolerance
  • Utilizing crisis survival strategies and plans
  • Learn classic and innovative Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Distress Tolerance exercises
Emotional Regulation Skills
  • Understanding emotions and reducing vulnerability
  • Incorporating self-care, opposite action and building positive experience
  • Learn classic and innovative emotional regulation skills
  • Emotional regulation exercises
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • Balance in relationships
  • Objective, relationship and self-respect effectiveness
  • Learn classic and innovative interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness exercises
DBT in Practice
  • Understanding how therapy works: The Contextual Model
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Maximizing therapeutic factors, DBT-style
  • Essential elements and functions of DBT revisited
Structure Therapy
  • Structure as a therapeutic factor
  • Structuring the therapy environment
  • Identifying treatment targets:
    • Suicidality, self-injurious behavior (SIB), therapy-interfering behavior (TIB), and other targets
Validation
  • Levels of validation
  • Validation as an informal exposure technique
Best Methods of Changing Behaviors
  • Self-monitoring with the diary card
  • Behavioral contingencies
  • DBT-style cognitive interventions
  • Behavior Chain (Change) Analysis
Communication Styles: Reciprocal and Irreverent Consultation Group
  • Increase your motivation
  • Develop effective responses
  • Qualities of effective treatment teams
Next Steps: Develop Your Proficiency in DBT
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

MEGAN JOHNSON DUNSTON, MS, LCMHC

Megan Johnson Dunston, MS, LCMHC, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and adjunct faculty member at the University of Vermont. From 2006 until 2017 Megan was a clinician in the Crossroads program treatment team, providing partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services to adults using the Dialectical Behavior Therapy modality. In this capacity she also served as the clinical site supervisor for master's level interns.

In 2017, Megan co-founded Meridian DBT & Psychotherapy, PLC, a private practice that provides research-based outpatient psychotherapy services, including DBT coping skills groups, individual therapy, and consultation and supervision services. In addition to clinical work, Megan has led workshops for staff at Matrix Health Systems, the Howard Center, and the Northeastern Family Institute focusing on aspects of DBT (dialectics, contingency management, self-harm behavior, etc). Other areas of clinical interest pertain to conflict resolution, body image, self-efficacy beliefs, grief, parenting/pregnancy issues, intimate partner abuse and aging.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New Jersey Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

New Jersey Social Workers: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course; 2-Day Intensive Training, Course #1984, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by PESI, Inc. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 09/21/2018 - 09/21/2020. Social workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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