June 11th and 12th, 2019
12 Hour Qualified Supervisors Training at the Annual Florida NASW Conference. For more information check the Florida NASW website.
Presenters: Nancy Gordon, LCSW. DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and Qualified Supervisor and Mary Jo Monahan, MSW, LCSW, CEO of the Association of Social Work Boards, (ASWB)
Saturday, June 15, 2019.
The Suicide Crisis: The Current Research on Prevalence, Evidence Based Assessments and Treatments at the Annual NASW Conference. (6 CE’s) For more information check the Florida NASW website.
Presenter: Nancy Gordon, LCSW. DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™
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Part 1 of 4-Day DBT Training: Friday and Saturday, August 30th and 31st. Presenter: Nancy Gordon, LCSW. DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Treating Clients Who Experience Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation (14 CE’s)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Linehan, 1993) was developed by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. at the University of Washington. DBT was initially developed as a comprehensive, evidence-based outpatient treatment which combines cognitive behavioral theory and eastern mindfulness for adults who meet criteria for borderline personality disorder, who were also at high risk for hospitalization, and life-threatening behaviors and who did not respond to standard treatments that were available. Since then, DBT has been adapted and researched to be successful in treating people with other serious diagnoses such as eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, depression, PTSD, and others. In addition, DBT has been adapted to be effective with other client populations such as children, adolescents, and their families.
Because of the success of DBT, programs from all levels of care; outpatient, inpatient, intensive outpatient, forensic and even school settings have incorporated the model and are using DBT to achieve more effective outcomes with recovery from mental health symptoms and behaviors.
This 2-Day training is designed to provide an introduction to theories and research related to DBT, and core DBT interventions and strategies to teach adaptive coping and achieve client stability. The participant will come away from the training with a beginning understanding of this complex treatment model, specific interventions and strategies that can be utilized immediately in their practice, and where they can get more intensive training.
Part 2: Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th. Presenter: Nancy Gordon, LCSW. DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group: A Closer Look at One Mode of the Treatment. (14 CE’s)
DBT Skills Training is the mode of treatment in comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in which clients learn and practice new coping skills. This two-day training covers the fundamentals of facilitating a skills training group including exposure to the skills themselves. Participants learn how to set up a group, define participant criteria, set group goals and guidelines, model effective teaching methods, learn the roles of co-leadership, identify and solve common problems in skills groups, give meaningful homework assignments, and review homework assignments in a way that promotes active engagement with different client populations and settings. The participants will be provided with a copy of the DBT Skills Training Modules adapted by Nancy Gordon from the original DBT Skills Training Modules by Marsha Linehan in 1993.
This course requires some basic knowledge of the DBT model of treatment since Skills Group is only one of 4 modes of that treatment. Participants are expected to be familiar with DBT treatment. This training assumes that participants already have a working knowledge of the concepts and strategies of the treatment and want to focus on increasing their competence at teaching DBT skills. At a minimum, participants should have attended a 1 or 2 Day DBT training or read Linehan’s (1993) Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder prior to attending the training. It is also recommended that participants the 2nd Edition DBT Skills Training Manual and Worksheets by Linehan or the DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents by Rathus and Miller.
This training is intended for mental health professionals who:
- Have some experience, a working knowledge, and/or prior training in DBT Skills.
- Want to learn to teach or to improve their teaching of DBT Skills to clients.
Advanced 2-Day Training: Friday and Saturday October 25th and 26th. Presenter: Nancy Gordon, LCSW. DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™
2-Day DBT Advanced Training; Case Conceptualization, Treatment Planning and Overcoming Treatment Dilemmas. (12 CE’s)
DBT continues to be the gold standard treatment for people who are multi-diagnostic, and who have severe high risk, emotional/behavioral and interpersonal dysregulation and don’t respond to “treatment as usual”. Marsha Linehan, PhD, the creator of this treatment was recently recognized as one of the top 100 scientists EVER in Time Magazine’s 2018 special edition.
If you are someone who has attended initial training, started to implement the strategies in your practice and are looking for a more advanced training to help you with some of the common struggles therapists have as beginning DBT clinicians, or are interested in getting more training towards the goal of DBT-LBC Certification, come join us for this two day experiential training.