11.17.17: Lunch and Learn: Overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Date: Nov. 17, 2017
Time: Noon–1 pm
Registration Fee: $10
Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services
3637 Old Vineyard Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

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Program Overview and Objectives

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of a DBT program and their functions
  • Describe how DBT strategies are used to help patients

Who Should Participate

This workshop will be bene cial to mental health and human service practitioners, including psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance use professionals, therapists and clinicians, and all others interested in this topic.

Physicians are on the medical staff of Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. Model representations of real patients are shown. Actual patients cannot be divulged due to HIPAA regulations.