Increasing Effectiveness: Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Training Description

This training is designed to support community agencies in establishing or improving their DBT Programs. This training is designed to support practitioners in learning to teach, coach and use the behavioral skills in DBT. The curriculum emphasizes case-based learning (clinical examples) and experiential learning (role plays, exercises, practices and homework) to support the individual and teams in developing the capabilities necessary to provide DBT behavioral skills.

The training will focus on the DBT Skills mode and modules. DBT Skills are often the primary foundation from which comprehensive DBT programs develop and grow.  Insuring programs are well versed in the structure of DBT skills groups, the DBT skills modules (Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Mindfulness), coaching, managing in session and out of session problem behaviors, and crisis response is critical to solidifying comprehensive DBT programs.  Additionally, utilizing the skills personally is an added benefit supporting clinicians working with high acuity, high need clients.

29.25 Social Work CEU (also accepted by NM Counseling & Therapy Board)

Trainers: Matt Ditty, DSW, LICSW and Andrea Gottlieb, Ph.D., Treatment Implementation Collaborative

Learning Objectives

  • Lead Mindfulness Practice for all 7 Core Mindfulness Skills in DBT
  • Explain the DBT data that is important to skills trainers
  • List the five areas of dysregulation treated in DBT
  • Describe the stages of treatment in DBT
  • Explain the 6 levels of validation
  • Define Dialectics in DBT
  • Describe the role of the DBT Consultation Team
  • Orient a client of colleague to the purpose of DBT Behavioral Skills Training
  • Define the roles in Skills Training
  • Create effective lesson plans for group
  • Describe the purpose of the General Handouts in Skills Training Group
  • Create effective behavioral rehearsal practices (homework)
  • Teach the Core Mindfulness Skills
  • Lead Practices in the Core Mindfulness Skills
  • Assign Homework in the Core Mindfulness Skills
  • Teach the Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • Lead Practices in the Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • Assign Homework in the Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • Teach the Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Lead Practices in the Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Assign Homework in the Interpersonal Effective Skills
  • Teach the Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Lead Practices in the Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Assign Homework in the Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Teach the Addiction Skills
  • Lead Practices in the Addictions Skills
  • Assign Homework in the Addictions Skills
  • Teach the Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Lead Practices in the Emotion Regulation Skills

Required Materials

The following books are required for all participants.  Approved registrants who request them will be sent both books prior to first training date. You will be responsible to return materials if you do not complete training.

  • Linehan, M., M., (2015). DBT Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  • Linehan, M., M., (2015). DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, 2nd Edition. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Funding

This training brought to you through a partnership with the State of New Mexico Health Care Authority*, Behavioral Health Services Division and the Children Youth and Families Department, Behavioral Health Services.

*Did you know HSD is becoming the Health Care Authority on July 1? Learn more at Health Care Authority | New Mexico Human Services Department.

Registration

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