Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles. Attend this 2-day intensive training course and receive a detailed understanding and foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as applied to clients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Going beyond symptom management, these skills are designed to improve functioning to build satisfying lives. This course explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to teach skills in individual and group settings. Familiarity with these skills and techniques along with experiential exercises will enhance your clinical skills and professional development. Guided by the latest research and policy in evidence-based practices, this course teaches the clinical process and content of DBT from theory to practice. Going beyond prescriptive applications, this course shows you how to use essentials such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the best ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with your clients. Complete with education on user-friendly diary cards and chain analysis protocols, you will leave this conference with increased DBT competency as well as many new tools including client worksheets to bring to your clinical practice.
This course counts towards the educational requirement when applying for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (through Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI).
Brad Simpson, DSW, LCSW, is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.
|Manual - 2-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) (5.9 MB)||95 Pages||Available after Registration|
Dr. Brad Simpson earned his bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, Idaho and followed his passion for social work by pursuing his master's degree from the University of Utah and his doctoral degree in social work from the University of Tennessee. Brad specializes in working with couples, families, and adolescents in acute inpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential settings. He is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and provides trainings for mental health professionals across the United States. Brad has served in several administrative capacities, most recently as executive director of a fully adherent DBT program. He is currently an associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Social Work program at Southern Utah University as well as being the director of research and development at Sunrise Residential Treatment Center, a fully adherent DBT program. Additionally, he is the founder and owner of 3rd Wave Counseling and Consulting.
In addition to research, administrative duties, and clinical practice, Dr. Simpson enjoys teaching undergraduate students, mentoring students, interns, and clinicians. Brad loves running, hiking, mountain biking, lifting weights, long boarding, and spending time with his family.
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