DBT Fundamentals Training
A 2 Day Introduction to DBT for Psychotherapists,
Educators & Helping Professionals
Saturdays, May 4 and 18, 2019
Chapel Hill NC
Triangle Area DBT (TADBiT)
The DBT Fundamentals Training: a Trans-Diagnostic Treatment for Emotion Dysregulation
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective treatment developed by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD for multi-diagnostic, severely disordered individuals with pervasive emotion dysregulation. While originally developed for difficult-to-treat patients with borderline personality disorder, research has demonstrated that DBT is also effective for individuals with a variety of complex problems, such as eating disorders and substance abuse, where emotion dysregulation is often at the core of the client’s problems. DBT, with its dialectical framework, provides a behavioral systems approach also shown to benefit couples and families. DBT has been adapted for use in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospitals, schools, residential programs, and prisons, as well as outpatient clinics.
Benefits of the DBT Introductory Fundamentals Training
1. Gain understanding of these key DBT fundamentals: ● The Development of DBT into a Trans-Diagnostic Treatment for Emotion Dysregulation ● The Structure of DBT: Stages of Treatment and Target Hierarchy ● Understanding Emotion Dysregulation, the Biosocial Theory and the Transactional Model ● When and How to Use the Acceptance Strategies, featuring Validation ● The Behavioral Change Strategies, featuring Problem-Solving ● Overview of DBT Skills of Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance ● What is Dialectics and How to Use the Dialectical Strategies ● DBT Behavior Chain Analysis and Case Formulation (to identify factors controlling problem behaviors) ● Strategies for Adapting DBT to Unique Settings Using DBT Functions and Modes
2. This training meets one of the basic requirements (along with being on a DBT Team and providing the 5 Functions/Modes of comprehensive DBT) for therapists to be part of the TADBiT DBT Therapist Directory. For those of you who have been participant-observers in DBT Skills Group or in DBT Skillz for Therapists, this training provides a theoretical and practical foundation that complements your experiential learning.
3. Participants who complete both sessions will earn a certificate of completion for the 12 hours of training. While past experience indicates that these hours can be applied to certain categories of continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs and LPPs, participants assume responsibility to confirm this with their respective licensure boards.
Who Should Attend? This course is designed for mental health and other professionals (clergy, teachers, professors, nurses, physicians). Supporting self and others in developing skillful compassion increases effective emotional coping and well-being. Past attendees are invited to use this as a “refresher” course.
Location: Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill, 8800 Seawell School Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Schedule: Saturdays, May 4 and 18, 2019, 8:30am registration, 9am – 4:30pm.
Cost: General fee is $280 if paid by April 4, 2019. $380 thereafter. Students, Refresher (those having had previous TADBiT, BTech or UNC SSW 2 Day Training, others requesting a reduced fee: $180 if paid by April 4, 2019. $280 thereafter. Cancellations and Refunds – Refund requests by email must be received one month before the start date. To complete your registration, please use the Online Registration at dbtfamilyskills.com/dbt-intro-training-for-professionals-and-educators and mail a check made to C.I.P. for the fee (before April 4th, $280. Students, Refresher, Scholarship, $180 if before April 4th) to: John Mader, 1506 East Franklin Street Suite 202, Chapel Hill NC 27514.
Highly Recommended Books: DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, 2nd Edition, Marsha Linehan; Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Marsha Linehan; DBT® Skills Training Manual: 2nd Edition, Marsha Linehan; Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Kelly Koerner; DBT® Principles in Action: Acceptance, Change, and Dialectics, Charlie Swenson.
Instructors: Meggan Moorhead, Jeanette Sarbo, Martha Golden and John Mader
Martha Golden, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and Co-Director of Triangle Area DBT (TADBiT). Dr. Golden holds masters and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Duke University’s Counseling Center followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at TADBiT. Dr. Golden started her private practice in 2005 and has served as the Intake Coordinator for the DBT-U program (DBT for university students) since 2006. She works with people individually, co-leads DBT skills groups, participates on a DBT consultation team, supervises students working towards licensure, provides consultation, consulting, and trainings to organizations, businesses, and clinicians.
Meggan Moorhead, Ed.D. is a Founding Director of Triangle Area Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (TADBiT). She studied with Dr. Marsha Linehan and is an expert DBT therapist, consultant, supervisor and skills trainer. She participated in the first national Intensive Training (1993) and remained a trainer for Dr. Linehan's Seattle-based DBT training company called BTech. Locally she has been Clinical Faculty at the Department of Psychology at UNCCH and a Clinical Associate at Duke Hospital, serving as expert therapist in DBT research trials. Born and raised in Japan, in a Southern Baptist missionary family, she has loved the cultural sensitivity, the tender collaboration and mindfulness practices of this groundbreaking therapy.
Jeanette Sarbo, PhD, 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 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.
John Mader, LMFT has a private practice in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™. He has completed DBT Intensive training and is a Co-Director of Triangle Area Dialectical Therapy (founded by Meggan Moorhead and Norma Safransky). He has taught DBT Skills Training Groups since 1997, DBT Family Skills Training since 2004, DBT Skills for Couples since 2008 and leads a DBT Consultation Team. His website, dbtfamilyskills.com, provides resources on using DBT skills in relationship.
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