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Introduction to DBT: Skillful Living
Please note: This is a training series for staff and guests of CHI Nebraska.
If you are not a part of this group, please visit us at https://archive.behavioraltech.org/events/ to see a list of upcoming events available to the general public.
This one-day workshop, designed to be an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), is intended for mental health professionals who wish to acquaint themselves with the treatment or who are considering further training in DBT. Change-based technology (behavior therapy) with acceptance-based principles (validation) are introduced along with dialectical strategies (those that provide the balance of acceptance and change). The structure of DBT is highlighted and the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT are defined. Topics include: 1) The dialectical worldview; 3) The structure of DBT treatment; 4) Targets of treatment for multi-problem, high-risk clients; 3) Core strategies used in DBT, including problem solving, validation, and dialectical strategies; 4) Introduction to DBT skills training
Methods of instruction include lecture, treatment demonstrations, and practice exercises to illustrate the principles and strategies of DBT.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the foundational principles of DBT
- Understand the components of DBT
- Identify the targets of DBT
- Describe the four skills modules critical to DBT
- Identify several different applications of DBT
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and CE/CME Sign-In
8:30 – 10:00 Overview of DBT; DBT as Dialectics
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:45 Core Strategies: Problem Solving & Validation
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch on your own
12:45 – 2:15 DBT as Skills; Structure & Overview; Mindfulness Skills; Distress Tolerance Skills
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:45 Emotion Regulation Skills; Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
3:45 – 4:00 Q & A, Completion of Evaluation, and CE/CME Sign-Out
Ronda Oswalt Reitz, PhD
Columbia, MO (United States) Ronda Oswalt Reitz, Ph.D., is the Coordinator for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. In this role, she is charged with the implementation, support, and evaluation of DBT programming in public mental health settings statewide. Dr. Reitz specializes in large-scale implementation of DBT and has developed comprehensive DBT programming in community mental health systems, inpatient hospitals, and in juvenile and adult forensic settings. Dr. Reitz is also a national trainer-consultant for Behavioral Tech, the treatment dissemination company founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT. Dr. Reitz is a graduate of the University of Kansas.
Tony DuBose, PsyD
Seattle, WA Anthony P. DuBose, PsyD, Chief Training Executive, Behavioral Tech, LLC. Dr. DuBose's interest in DBT developed when working with hospitalized youth at high-risk for suicide and self-injurious behaviors. That initial interest, and the outcomes he observed when using DBT, resulted in a career focused on increasing the reach of DBT. Working with Behavioral Tech has provided him the opportunity to engage his passion for providing high quality training in DBT in collaboration with many like-minded people. As the head of training for Behavioral Tech, has led a team of some of the world's foremost experts in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) since 2011. He has served a key role in the development and refinement of several large-scale DBT training models that have been translated into multiple languages. He has trained and consulted with health care providers world-wide regarding the treatment of borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, and suicidal and self-injurious behaviors in adults and adolescents and has been involved in large-scale systemwide DBT implementation projects in multiple countries and several US states. He is a member of the International Dissemination and the Training Committees of the World Association for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (WDBTA), formed in 2021, and serves on the WDBTA transitional Board of Directors as its Treasurer. He has been licensed as a psychologist in the State of Washington since 1998 and is certified by the DBT - Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC). He lives in Seattle, WA in the United States. Dr. DuBose received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University of Oregon. He completed his predoctoral psychology internship at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, WA, and his residency requirements for psychology licensure as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical child psychology through the University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Before training as a psychologist, he completed a Master of Science degree in counseling from Loyola University of New Orleans and worked as a family therapist upon completion of that degree. His interest in suicidal and self-injurious behaviors developed when working with adolescents at high risk for suicide at the Child Study and Treatment Center, the state psychiatric hospital for children in Washington, where he served as director of the older adolescent program from 1997 to 2001. He is a Founding Member, and served as the first President & CEO, of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, PLLC. He held appointments on the clinical faculty in the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Psychology from 1998 - 2012. He collaborated with Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, and other researchers on the study of DBT, particularly related to its dissemination and implementation. He served as a member of the strategic planning group that formed the WDBTA.
Please note: This is a registration page for the 6 hour training Introduction to DBT: Skillful Living. If you would like to register for the 12.5 hour DBT Skills: The Essentials, please go to https://archive.behavioraltech.org/event/chi-health-series-skills-ess/.
This training is funded in part from 5H79SM063392-03 from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration $174,949.00 subgranted through the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.
Behavioral Tech, LLC is not responsible for any presenter’s or participant’s statements, acts, materials or omissions. The use of audio or video taping devices is not permitted at any training. We reserve the right to cancel the training or to change the speakers and content at our sole discretion.
Seat Availability for Onsite Events
The number of seats for trainings is limited by the physical training space that is reserved for the event. Please complete your RSVP at your earliest convenience in order to guarantee a seat at the training.
If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 four weeks prior to the training so that we may provide you with appropriate service.
Locations vary by date:
Educational Service Unit #3, Cass/Douglas Conference Room, 6949 S 110th Street, La Vista NE 68128 (click here for an interactive map)
Midlands Hospital, Smith & Stanley Conference Room, 11111 S 84th Street, Papillion, NE 68046 (click here for an interactive map)
McAuley Center, Right Track Conference Room, 12809 W Dodge Road, Omaha, NE 68154 (click here for an interactive map)
This offering meets the requirements for the following hours by discipline. Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state’s regulatory authority to verify if this course meets your licensing or continuing education requirements. Inquiries regarding CE for other disciplines not listed may be directed to Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Behavioral Tech will apply the NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider #77431. You will receive a letter via email documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity. The allotted contact hours for this activity = 6.
Mental Health Counselors
Behavioral Tech is approved a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™), ACEP No. 5885. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Behavioral Tech, LLC, is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity. The allocated clock hours for this activity = 6.
Behavioral Tech is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Continuing Medical Education is accepted by the ANCC for nursing certification renewal. The maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated by Behavioral Tech for this activity = 6.
At the end of the training, each Nurse must complete and sign the provided form to record the number of credits claimed. Keep one copy & return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.
Behavioral Tech is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated by Behavioral Tech for this activity = 6.
At the end of the training, each Physician must complete and sign the provided form to record the number of credits claimed. Keep one copy & return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.
Behavioral Tech is approved the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Behavioral Tech maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance after successful completion of the program and homework. The number of hours Behavioral Tech has allocated within APA guidelines = 6.
Social Workers & Marriages and Family Therapists
The Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice accepts CE activities sponsored by national or regional mental health practice associations directly related to enhancing mental health practice (such as American Psychological Association (APA), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), etc.). The number of hours allotted for this activity = 6.
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