Designed in the early 1990’s, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) gives hope and confidence to clinicians and clients alike. Developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., DBT was originally used to treat chronic suicidal individuals. However, clinicians across the country are using DBT to help treat individuals with a wide range of mental illnesses including, but not limited to, Borderline Personality Disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.
This seminar is designed to help you understand why DBT is so effective with your clients and how it works with borderline personality disorder and other mental health disorders. You will also have a solid foundation in DBT through training. Speaker Dr. Stephanie Vaughn will help you demystify topics related to DBT and borderline personality disorder.
Known as a third-wave therapy, DBT moves away from the strict change strategies found in traditional treatments. In DBT, the therapist and the client balance these traditional change strategies with acceptance and mindfulness. It’s the constant back and forth movement between acceptance and change that makes DBT unique.
Take your current knowledge of DBT to the next level. This training will help you focus on individual DBT techniques, specifically the behavioral chain analysis. Many DBT clinicians agree that the individual mode of DBT is the most difficult mode to implement. This training will help you add another tool to your DBT tool belt and increase your confidence while delivering this comprehensive model.
Come ready to engage in this highly interactive seminar. National expert and speaker Dr. Stephanie Vaughn will use case examples, recordings of actual sessions, role-plays and an up-beat, high energy and down-to-earth presentation to teach these advanced topics. Stephanie has the unique ability to translate the most challenging concepts from DBT to simple practical terms, so you are ready to use these skills the next day with your clients.
Register for one or both seminars:
Day 1: Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Day 2: Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy