ISITDBT July 2012 News

Happy July 2012. We are just a few months away from this year’s International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) conference, which will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in National Harbor, MD. Once again, it will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT; www.abct.org). Here is some information to start getting you excited!

WEBSITE: We have relocated our official website to www.isitdbt.net. In addition to information about the ISITDBT Conference, at the request of the DBT Board of Certification and Accreditation (BOCA), this website will pass along updates regarding developments in those areas.

PROGRAM: The preliminary program and schedule will be found on our website, www.isitdbt.net later this month (click on the tab “2012 Program” at the ISITDBT home page). The 2012  Conference Program is in review with our Program Committee.  We are also excited about some developments on which we are working with the BRTC at the University of Washington for this year’s conference. More details to come.

REGISTRATION: Registration will open up on or near September 6, 2012. All registration will occur online through a portal to Eventbrite from our website. The Eventbrite site will not show any upcoming events until we go LIVE in September 2012. At that time, only credit cards will be accepted for payment.

CALL FOR POSTERS: We are ready to receive your submissions for posters for our poster session. Our poster session will be held at the end of the day in conjunction with a cocktail hour. There is always a lively and engaged audience! Appropriate topics include pilot trials of an adaptation or novel use of DBT, or, basic studies on DBT-relevant topics such as emotion regulation, borderline personality disorder, suicidal behavior, and/or team or therapist behaviors. Submissions should include a title, list of authors and affiliations, and an abstract, and should not exceed one page in length. ***Please clearly note in your submission if the first author is a student. Submissions are due September 10, 2012 and should be sent to isit@isitdbt.net

Thank you

Thank you to those of you who have made submissions for workshop and research proposals for the 2012 ISITDBT Conference in National Harbor, MD on November 15th.  The program committee will soon go through the submissions and the program will be announced this summer. We look forward to seeing everyone in November!

Planning ahead, please note that the conference will be held at the well-regarded Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD.

ISITDBT

Welcome to all DBT clinicians interested in information about the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT). I am honored to be the ISITDBT Program Chair for 2012 and 2013. As the ISITDBT website is renovated, please look here for information about upcoming ISITDBT events.

ISITDBT: Save the Date and Call for Research Papers/Workshop Submissions

It is with great pleasure that I announce that this year’s International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) conference will be heldThursday, November 15, 2012 in National Harbor, MD. Once again, it will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Please consider joining us for what is sure to be an exciting program. More details about registration, schedule, poster presentations, etc. will be coming in the next few months.

In the meantime, please consider submitting a research paper or workshop proposal. Below are details for each. You are welcome to submit in either or both categories. Submissions are due June 1, 2012 and should be sent to isit@isitdbt.net

  • Research Papers. As in previous years, we will have a research panel in which individuals will present new data on DBT and DBT-informed studies. Appropriate studies include: randomized clinical trials, pilot trials of an adaptation or novel use of DBT, or basic studies on DBT-relevant topics such as emotion regulation, borderline personality disorder, suicidal behavior, and/or team or therapist behaviors. Submissions should include a title, list of authors and affiliations, and an abstract and should not exceed one page in length.
  • Workshops. Workshops will be 1.5 hours in length and should advance a participant’s knowledge of DBT (broadly defined). Experiential components are encouraged. Submissions should include a workshop title, list of presenters and affiliations, 3 learning objectives, and abstract. In addition, please specify whether material will be geared to one of three levels: basic (will be useful to all participants), novice (useful to individuals who are relatively new to DBT), or intermediate (requires a moderate degree of familiarity with DBT). Submissions should be no more than 1 page in length.

Sincerely,
Adam C. Payne, Ph.D.