Introduction to DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

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Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

Emotionally-dysregulated individuals, especially those with borderline personality disorder, high risk behaviors (e.g., suicidality; non-suicidal self-injury), and/or associated co-morbidities (e.g., substance use, disordered eating, trauma, impulse control problems), have long been considered difficult to treat (e.g., Linehan, 1993). Dialectical behavior therapy has robust empirical support for treating suicidal, emotionally dysregulated, multi-problem individuals (e.g., Linehan et al, 1991; Mehlum et al., 2014; Pistorello et al., 2011). Given the complex clinical presentations DBT is designed to treat, DBT is a comprehensive, multi-component treatment that is challenging to implement, requiring ongoing therapist support. DBT comprises a hierarchy of treatment targets addressed in multiple modalities of treatment, integrating strategies from across the CBT spectrum with dialectical philosophy. This training represents an introductory primer on the fundamental concepts and components of DBT, with an emphasis on DBT as so much more than DBT skills.

In this training, we will provide essential background and teach the foundational therapeutic elements of DBT. We will teach key features of case formulation in DBT (helpful for any CBT case!), including pervasive emotion dysregulation, consequences of emotional vulnerability transacting with an invalidating environment, and behaviorally specific and prioritized targeting in treatment. Further, we will review each of the four treatment modes: individual therapy, group skills training, phone coaching, and provider consultation team, with attention to essential components and strategies for each. Throughout, we will connect case formulation with responsive intervention strategies, drawing on case examples.

Faculty
Colleen Cowperthwait, PhD is a licensed psychologist and a Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Her research has focused on adaptation and implementation of contemporary, family-based cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Cowperthwait co-developed the DBT for Young Adults Program within the Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program (CBRTP). Dr. Cowperthwait is active in the clinical training of psychotherapy for graduate students, clinical psychology interns, and psychiatry residents.

Kristin Wyatt, PhD is a clinical psychologist and educator, who enthusiastically teaches learners of various levels and disciplines in the empirically-supported treatments she provides as a clinician: contemporary CBTs for emotion dysregulation, trauma sequelae, suicidality, and multi-problem complex clinical presentations. She has particular expertise in DBT, especially for emerging adults, adolescents, and their families, exposure-based treatments, and evidence-based PTSD treatments for adults. Dr. Wyatt has extensive experience in tailoring evidence-based approaches to meet the developmental needs of adolescents and emerging adults. In her faculty role in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, she trains psychology graduate students, predoctoral psychology interns, and psychiatry residents in DBT, CBTs, and evidence-based psychotherapies, provides clinical services to transitional age youth and adults, sits on the DBT provider consultation team, and alongside co-trainer Dr. Cowperthwait she co-founded DBT-YA services for young adults and families at Duke. She recently co-founded a private practice, Arise Psychological Wellness and Consulting, PLLC, where she promotes wellness amongst patients and providers across levels and disciplines, using these psychotherapies and trauma-informed care principles.

Webinar Information
This webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page.

Want more DBT Classes?
This training is part of our Fall 2021 DBT Training Series:

Advanced Skills Training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

October 13, 2021 / 9 AM – 1:15 PM

DBT Skills for Young Adults and Their Families

November 12, 2021 / 9 AM – 1:15 PM



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Objectives

  • Summarize elements of comprehensive full-model outpatient DBT.
  • Describe etiology of emotion dysregulation and/or borderline personality disorder.
  • Differentiate primary from secondary targets in DBT.

Contact

Gabriela Staley, MEd, 704-512-6523

Sessions

Sep 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Colleen M Cowperthwait, PhD,Dr. Kristin Wyatt, PhD
Date(s)
Sep 15, 2021
Time
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Check-In Time
9:00 AM
Credit
4.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
4.00 - NBCC Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Sep 15, 2021
Time
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Fees
$80.00
Registration Fee.
Credits
0.40
CEU
4.00
Contact Hours
4.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
4.00
NBCC Hours