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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, Part 2

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, Part 2


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: October 11, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Samantha Yard, Ph.D.

Details: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its four skills modules (Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation) are most commonly associated with treating patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In fact, DBT skills training has empirical support for improving the lives of diverse populations, including Veterans with and without BPD, by helping them to cope more effectively with a wide variety of symptoms and problems in living. The skills can be taught in a group, in structured individual sessions, or on-the-fly as needed with clients who desire effective replacements for maladaptive coping. Through experiential practice, lecture, and discussion, participants will learn how to most effectively teach patients how to reach their treatment goals even when crises, interpersonal conflict, and emotion dysregulation get in the way. Participants will be guided through practicing the skills themselves in order to develop specific personal examples for modeling and accurately instructing their patients. In addition, there will be opportunities to ask questions and get feedback on pitfalls often encountered in the context of skills training.

Objectives: 1. Learn how to use and teach the standard and most up-to-date skills from the General and Core Mindfulness modules. 2. Develop an idea bank of personal examples to best illustrate the skills and motivate your patients. 3. Understand how DBT principles and strategies underline the delivery of skills training 4. Effectively conduct in vivo coaching of skills use for impromptu dysregulation that interferes with progress in treatment. 5. Be able to format and structure skills training both in groups and in one-on-one clinical encounters.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.