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