This one day workshop is designed to be an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its application to treating individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Participants will become familiar with the theoretical foundations that underlie DBT treatment. In addition, the stages of DBT treatment and the hierarchy of treatment targets designed to structure therapy with clients will be discussed. Several DBT individual treatment strategies will be taught and practiced, including diary cards, validation, behavior chain analysis, and solution analysis. Through the use of clinical case examples, video-taped client-therapist interactions, and experiential exercises participants will become familiar with the techniques and strategies used in DBT individual therapy. While part 1 and/or 2 are not a necessary prerequisite, it is recommended that participants have some exposure to DBT skills. 6 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of the workshop.
Denise D. Ben-Porath, Ph.D., earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Kent State University. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ben-Porath has over 20 years of experience using DBT with difficult-to-treat, multi-disordered individuals. Her experience of applying DBT to various treatment settings extends to university counseling centers, day treatment programs, inpatient units, correctional settings, community mental health centers, and private practice settings. She has published numerous research papers on DBT treatment and maintains a private practice. As a former B-tech Trainer, she has trained thousands of individuals in DBT both national and internationally. Currently, she is director of DBP Training and Consulting, an organization that provides training and consulting services for practitioners interested in learning and applying DBT.
Event Website for Registrations: www.dbptraining.com