Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skillz for Therapists in the Triangle

With the exciting and much anticipated release of Marsha Linehan’s Second Edition of the DBT Skills Training Manual in 2014, the application of DBT Skills to multiple conditions and diagnoses continues to expand. These new skills and handouts not only address some of the most confounding problems clients face--such as, chronic suicidal ideation, self-harming behavior, conflicted relationships, intense emotional swings-- but also have been empirically applied to a range of populations, such as clients dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, eating disorders, as well as with couples and families. A consecutive series of 8 week courses begin with several weeks of the Core Mindfulness Skills followed by either Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness or Distress Tolerance Skills.

Purpose: In this course you will learn tools to remain effective and mindful in those stressful, challenging situations that prompt intense emotions, problematic urges, and recurring emotionally vulnerable states. Understanding the skills experientially is the foundation for being an effective DBT therapist. You will practice these skills from the ground up in a safe and collegial environment. If you plan to teach skills classes, this course provides an alternative to the participant-observer option. We will learn together, support, laugh and share as we discover the dialectic of both acceptance and change.

Format: Each 8 session course typically meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday Mornings, 9-10:45am in Chapel Hill, NC. Every session begins with a mindfulness exercise, followed by each participant's report on practicing the previous week's skills with brief feedback/coaching by the group leader(s). We will study and practice the skills with an emphasis on specific, understandable, and emotional connections to our lives. The two week interlude between sessions allows for ample time to “practice, practice, practice” these skills yourself, as well as with your clients.

Cost: The fee for participating in the DBT Skills for Therapists 8 week course is $420 if paid by the second session. Otherwise, the fee is $60 per session for a total of $480. This class is suitable for many continuing education requirements; it is Level B for psychologists.

ContactFor more information or to register, please contact John Mader, LMFT at jmaderlmft@gmail.com or Jeanette Sarbo at jeanette.sarbo@gmail.com

 

The 14 Hour Intro to DBT Fundamentals to begin September 6th, 2017. This 8 session course meets on Wednesday Mornings, 8:45-10:30am in Chapel Hill, NC.  The Emotion Regulation skills will follow in January, 2018. Click for more information. To register, please contact John Mader, LMFT at jmaderlmft@gmail.com or Jeanette Sarbo at jeanette.sarbo@gmail.com

Instructors: John Mader, LMFT and Jeanette Sarbo, PhD

John Mader has a private practice in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and Certified DBT Clinician. He has completed DBT Intensive training and is on the Leadership Team of Triangle Area Dialectical Therapy (founded by Meggan Moorhead and Norma Safransky). He has taught DBT Skills Training Groups (beg 1997), DBT Family Skills Training (beg 2004), DBT Skills for Couples (beg 2008), leads a DBT Consultation Team and a DBT Couple Therapy Team. His website, dbtfamilyskills.com, provides resources on using DBT skills in relationship.

Dr. Jeanette Sarbo, with degrees in clinical psychology and clinical social work, is an experienced DBT therapist, who continues to be deeply enthusiastic about the healing these skills bring.   She began her DBT training in earnest in 1995, and has been co-leading DBT skills training groups for almost twenty years with Dr. Meggan Moorhead. She continues to feel gratitude that learning DBT skills has given so many clients a sense of mastery, competence, and freedom from overwhelming emotional pain. After a lifetime of distress, change is possible. Jeanette also leads a DBT Consultation Team.

 

WINTER 2018: EMOTION REGULATION.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skillz for Therapists in the Triangle

With the exciting and much anticipated release of Marsha Linehan’s Second Edition of the DBT Skills Training Manual in 2014, the application of Emotion Regulation Skills to multiple conditions and diagnoses continues to expand. These new skills and handouts not only address some of the most confounding problems clients face--such as, chronic suicidal ideation, self-harming behavior, conflictual relationships, intense emotional swings-- but also have been empirically applied to a range of populations, such as clients dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, and eating disorders.

Where/When: Next Module to begin January 2018. The 8 session course typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9-10:45am in Chapel Hill.

Learning Objectives for Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation Module:

  • Understand and practice the skills of Mindfulness

  • Understand the concepts of Emotion Regulation and the the four goals of the Emotion Regulation skills module in personally meaningful ways.

  • Experientially apply the Emotion Process Model, Check the Facts, Opposite Action, and Accumulate Positive Emotions

  • Identify creative ways to teach these skills with clients with the Four Steps of: Link to goal, Shaping step, Essence, Make it SticKy

Purpose: In this course, you will learn mindfulness-based Emotion Regulation Skills, which are the core of DBT and the heart of its contribution to psychotherapy. You will learn skills designed to increase resilience and to decrease emotional suffering.

Understanding the skills experientially is foundational for being an effective DBT therapist. You will practice these skills from the ground up in a safe and collegial environment. If you plan to teach skills classes, this course provides an alternative to the participant-observer option.

We will learn together, support, laugh and share as we discover the dialectic of both acceptance and change.

Format: Every session begins with a mindfulness exercise, followed by each participant's report on practicing the previous week's skills with brief feedback/coaching by the group leader(s). We will study and practice the skills with an emphasis on specific, understandable, and emotional connections to our lives. The two week schedule allows for ample time to “practice, practice, practice” these skills yourself, as well as with your clients.

Cost: The fee for participating in the DBT Skills for Therapists 8 week course is $420 if paid by the second session. Otherwise, the fee is $60 per session for a total of $480. This class is suitable for many continuing education requirements; it is Level B for psychologists.

Contact: For more information or to register, please contact John Mader, LMFT at jmaderlmft@gmail.com or Jeanette Sarbo, PhD atjeanette.sarbo@gmail.com

 

Previous classes

SPRING COURSE 2017: Distress Tolerance and Mindfulness

Learning Objectives for the Distress Tolerance Module:

      Understand and practice the skills of Mindfulness to help us cope with distress and to survive crises.

      Understand the concepts and skills of Distress Tolerance in personally meaningful ways.

      Experientially apply the skills to survive stressors and crises without making them worse, to accept reality so we might replace suffering with ordinary pain, to increasingly move toward our “Life Worth Living” goals with greater freedom from the demands of our own urges and intense emotions.

      Identify creative ways to teach these skills with clients with the Four Steps of: Link to goal, Shaping step, Essence, Make it SticKy

 

The 14 Hour Intro to DBT Fundamentals to begin September, 2017. The 8 session course typically meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday Mornings, 9-10:45am in Chapel Hill, NC.  The Emotion Regulation skills will follow in January, 2018. For more information or to register, please contact John Mader, LMFT at jmaderlmft@gmail.com or Jeanette Sarbo at jeanette.sarbo@gmail.com

Instructors: John Mader, LMFT and Jeanette Sarbo, PhD

John Mader has a private practice in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and Certified DBT Clinician. He has completed DBT Intensive training and is on the Leadership Team of Triangle Area Dialectical Therapy (founded by Meggan Moorhead and Norma Safransky). He has taught DBT Skills Training Groups (beg 1997), DBT Family Skills Training (beg 2004), DBT Skills for Couples (beg 2008), leads a DBT Consultation Team and a DBT Couple Therapy Team. His website, dbtfamilyskills.com, provides resources on using DBT skills in relationship.

Dr. Jeanette Sarbo, with degrees in clinical psychology and clinical social work, is an experienced DBT therapist, who continues to be deeply enthusiastic about the healing these skills bring.   She began her DBT training in earnest in 1995, and has been co-leading DBT skills training groups for almost twenty years with Dr. Meggan Moorhead. She continues to feel gratitude that learning DBT skills has given so many clients a sense of mastery, competence, and freedom from overwhelming emotional pain. After a lifetime of distress, change is possible. Jeanette also leads a DBT Consultation Team.

 

* RECENTLY COMPLETED COURSE DESCRIPTIONS *

 

FALL COURSE 2016: INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS.

 

DBT Skillz for Therapists:

Interpersonal Effectiveness & Mindfulness Skills

Starting October 2016

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skillz for Therapists in the Triangle. With the exciting and much anticipated release of Marsha Linehan’s Second Edition of the DBT Skills Training Manual in 2014, the application of DBT Skills to multiple conditions and diagnoses continues to expand. These new skills and handouts not only address some of the most confounding problems clients face--such as, chronic suicidal ideation, self-harming behavior, conflicted relationships, intense emotional swings-- but also have been empirically applied to a range of populations, such as clients dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, and eating disorders.

Where/When: Next Module to begin October, 2016. The 8 session course meets every 2 weeks in Chapel Hill, NC on Wednesday Mornings, 9-10:45am. Distress Tolerance and Emotion Regulation skills will follow in February and June of 2017.

Learning Objectives for the Interpersonal Effectiveness Module:

  • Understand and practice the skills of Mindfulness

  • Understand the concepts of Interpersonal Effectiveness and the the three goals of the Interpersonal Effectiveness skills module in personally meaningful ways. These goals are to be more skillful in getting what we want and need, to build relationships and end destructive ones, to walk the middle path of greater balance in relationships.

  • Experientially apply the priorities of Interpersonal Effectiveness, DEAR MAN, GIVE and FAST, Troubleshooting and Mindfulness of Relationship, including the effective method of Validation.

  • Identify creative ways to teach these skills with clients with the Four Steps of: Link to goal, Shaping step, Essence, Make it SticKy

Purpose: In this course you will learn mindfulness-based Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, which are key to understanding what works in relationships and making repairs to maintain connection with our families, friends, and co-workers. You will learn skills designed to increase resilience and to decrease emotional suffering coming from relationship conflict.

Understanding the skills experientially is the foundation for being an effective DBT therapist. You will practice these skills from the ground up in a safe and collegial environment. If you plan to teach skills classes, this course provides an alternative to the participant-observer option.

We will learn together, support, laugh and share as we discover the dialectic of both acceptance and change.

Format: Every session begins with a mindfulness exercise, followed by each participant's report on practicing the previous week's skills with brief feedback/coaching by the group leader(s). We will study and practice the skills with an emphasis on specific, understandable, and emotional connections to our lives. The two week schedule allows for ample time to “practice, practice, practice” these skills yourself, as well as with your clients.

Cost: The fee for participating in the DBT Skills for Therapists 8 week course is $420 if paid by the second session. Otherwise, the fee is $60 per session for a total of $480. This class is suitable for many continuing education requirements; it is Level B for psychologists.

Contact: For more information or to register, please contact John Mader, LMFT at jmaderlmft@gmail.com or Jeanette Sarbo at jeanette.sarbo@gmail.com

Instructors: John Mader, LMFT and Jeanette Sarbo, PhD

John Mader has a private practice in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and Certified DBT Clinician. He has completed DBT Intensive training and is on the Leadership Team of Triangle Area Dialectical Therapy (founded by Meggan Moorhead and Norma Safransky). He has taught DBT Skills Training Groups (beg 1997), DBT Family Skills Training (beg 2004), DBT Skills for Couples (beg 2008) and leads a DBT Consultation Team. His website, dbtfamilyskills.com, provides resources on using DBT skills in relationship.

Dr. Jeanette Sarbo, with degrees in clinical psychology and clinical social work, is an experienced DBT therapist, who continues to be deeply enthusiastic about the healing these skills bring.   She began her DBT training in earnest in 1995, and has been co-leading DBT skills training groups for almost twenty years with Dr. Meggan Moorhead. She continues to feel gratitude that learning DBT skills has given so many clients a sense of mastery, competence, and freedom from overwhelming emotional pain. After a lifetime of distress, change is possible.

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SUMMER COURSE 2016: EMOTION REGULATION.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skillz for Therapists in the Triangle

With the exciting and much anticipated release of Marsha Linehan’s Second Edition of the DBT Skills Training Manual in 2014, the application of Emotion Regulation Skills to multiple conditions and diagnoses continues to expand. These new skills and handouts not only address some of the most confounding problems clients face--such as, chronic suicidal ideation, self-harming behavior, conflictual relationships, intense emotional swings-- but also have been empirically applied to a range of populations, such as clients dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, and eating disorders.

Where/When: Next Module to begin May 18, 2016. The 8 session course typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9-10:45am in Chapel Hill.

Learning Objectives for Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation Module:

  • Understand and practice the skills of Mindfulness

  • Understand the concepts of Emotion Regulation and the the four goals of the Emotion Regulation skills module in personally meaningful ways.

  • Experientially apply the Emotion Process Model, Check the Facts, Opposite Action, and Accumulate Positive Emotions

  • Identify creative ways to teach these skills with clients with the Four Steps of: Link to goal, Shaping step, Essence, Make it SticKy

Purpose: In this course, you will learn mindfulness-based Emotion Regulation Skills, which are the core of DBT and the heart of its contribution to psychotherapy. You will learn skills designed to increase resilience and to decrease emotional suffering.

Understanding the skills experientially is foundational for being an effective DBT therapist. You will practice these skills from the ground up in a safe and collegial environment. If you plan to teach skills classes, this course provides an alternative to the participant-observer option.

We will learn together, support, laugh and share as we discover the dialectic of both acceptance and change.

Format: Every session begins with a mindfulness exercise, followed by each participant's report on practicing the previous week's skills with brief feedback/coaching by the group leader(s). We will study and practice the skills with an emphasis on specific, understandable, and emotional connections to our lives. The two week schedule allows for ample time to “practice, practice, practice” these skills yourself, as well as with your clients.

Cost: The fee for participating in the DBT Skills for Therapists 8 week course is $420 if paid by the second session. Otherwise, the fee is $60 per session for a total of $480. This class is suitable for many continuing education requirements; it is Level B for psychologists.

Contact: For more information or to register, please contact John Mader, LMFT at jmaderlmft@gmail.com or Jeanette Sarbo, PhD at jeanette.sarbo@gmail.com

Instructors: John Mader, LMFT and Jeanette Sarbo, PhD

~ John Mader has a private practice in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and Certified DBT Clinician. He has completed DBT Intensive training and is on the Leadership Team of Triangle Area Dialectical Therapy (founded by Meggan Moorhead and Norma Safransky). He has taught DBT Skills Training Groups (beg 1997), DBT Family Skills Training (beg 2004), DBT Skills for Couples (beg 2008) and leads a DBT Consultation Team. His website, dbtfamilyskills.com, provides resources on using DBT skills in relationship.
~ Dr. Jeanette Sarbo, with degrees in clinical psychology and clinical social work, is an experienced DBT therapist, who continues to be deeply enthusiastic about the healing these skills bring.   She began her DBT training in earnest in 1995, and has been co-leading DBT skills training groups for almost twenty years with Dr. Meggan Moorhead. She continues to feel gratitude that learning DBT skills has given so many clients a sense of mastery, competence, and freedom from overwhelming emotional pain. After a lifetime of distress, change is possible.