Avant Take: Don’t want to be a DBT therapist? Great! This workshop is for you. We realize many therapists have no interest in becoming DBT certified, but they also don’t want to fall behind as DBT becomes more popular and expands in its efficacy. Come and get the overview, learn how to teach a handful of the most popular skills to clients, and finally figure out what all of those acronyms mean! This workshop is a must if you have dysregulated clients (who doesn’t?!) already in a DBT skills group (or need to be) and want to be familiar with what they’re learning.
Lauren Edwards, PhD & Noelle Santorelli, PhD
Drs. Edwards and Santorelli are both licensed psychologists in Atlanta, Georgia with successful private practices. They have been leading DBT skills training groups for over a decade and are the co-founders of Daily DBT, a program offering DBT skills training groups to clients in addition to their individual therapy. They currently offer groups for adults, young adults, professionals, teens, and middle school students and teach a variety of parent workshops based on DBT skills. Drs. Edwards and Santorelli are both adjunct professors at Emory University School of Medicine and provide training and supervision on a variety of topics including suicide, DBT skills training, and trauma.
Quick and Dirty DBT: Basics of DBT Skills Training for Practical Application
DBT is a multimodal treatment with skills training groups as the most popular component. As DBT becomes increasingly ubiquitous and effective for a broader range of diagnoses, it is important that clinicians stay relevant by having a basic knowledge of DBT. This workshop will provide a brief overview on the background of DBT as a cognitive behavioral treatment, balancing acceptance and change, and addressing five different areas of dysregulation (self, emotional, cognitive, interpersonal, behavioral). We will teach each of the four core content areas (mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance) by outlining the goals of each section, explaining the set of skills/interventions that fit with each goal, and then demonstrating teaching techniques for some of the most commonly utilized skills. Participants will experientially learn strategies for observing and describing (mindfulness), participation (mindfulness), DEAR MAN (interpersonal effectiveness), distractions (distress tolerance), and opposite action (emotion regulation).
- Explain the structure and purpose of DBT skills training groups.
- List each of the four DBT skills modules and their associated goals
- Utilize effective teaching methods for mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance in individual sessions with clients.
Continuing Education Credit – 3 Hours
- APA – Avant Training is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Avant Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- GSCSW – This workshop is approved for CORE CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work.
- LPC, LMFT- Related hours