ISITDBT 2014 Program

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

8:00 –8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 –8:40 Welcome (Lynn McFarr, Ph.D.)
8:40 –8:50 Mindfulness (Sara Landes, Ph.D.)

8:50 –10:15 Research Presentations

▪ Structuring Dialectical Behavior Therapy Treatment in a Forensic Inpatient Setting: Patient Progress and Staff Perceptions.  Nicole Kletzka, Ph.D. Center for Forensic Psychiatry; Colleen Lachat, M.S., Center for Forensic Psychiatry and Madonna University; Shanice Echols, M.S., Center for Forensic Psychiatry and Madonna University; Suzanne Witterholt, M.D., Behavioral Tech, LLC and Minnesota Department of Human Services

▪ The Collaborative Adolescent Research on Emotions and Suicide (CARES) Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial of DBT with Highly Suicidal Adolescents. Michele S. Berk, Elizabeth McCauley, Joan R. Asarnow, Claudia Avina, Molly Adrian, Kathryn Korslund, Marsha M. Linehan Harbor UCLA Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Washington.

10:15 –10:30 Break

10:30 –12:15 Clinical Workshops (attendees to choose one of the following):

▪ Running a Successful Free Standing DBT Clinic: Learning from the Dialectical Dilemmas; (Andrew White, Jesse Homan, Kathryn Patrick, Portland DBT Institute; Josh Smith, DBT Center of Michigan and DBT Center of Western Kentucky)

▪ Use of “Stinging Goals”in DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Work (Jeremy E. Stone, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry Weill Cornell Medical College Director, Adolescent DBT Program New York Presbyterian Hospital –Westchester Division)

▪ DBT in Schools, The Dos and the Dont’s (Alec Miller, Psy.D.; Mazza, Mazza, Steinberg, & Courtney-Seidler)
▪ Transitioning from Stage I to Stage II DBT for Clients with co-occurring Borderline Personality Disorder (Lauren Jackson, Psy.D, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Kristen Leishman, Psy.D, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center)

12:15 –1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30 –3:30 Clinical Seminar (for all conference attendees)

▪ Improving Competence in DBT: Avoiding Common Adherence Pitfalls; Melanie Harned, Ph.D. & Katie Koursland, Ph.D., Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington

3:30 –3:45 Break

3:45 –4:45 Annual Address by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP

4:45 –5:00 Awards and Closing

5:20 –6:30 Poster Presentations, Cocktail Reception and DBT Performs!

For 2014, Behavioral Tech, LLC will be the CE Sponsor for ISIDBT. You must purchase Continuing Education credits prior to the Conference in order to receive those credits. ISITDBT and BTECH will not be able to issue CE credits after the conference to participants who did not purchase them. The required Approval Statements and Continuing Education Information are as follows:

Please remember to sign in & sign out to document your attendance. Only participants with 100% attendance will receive credit: Partial Credit will not be offered. Continuing Education documentation will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the Conference.

This offering meets the requirements for the following hours by discipline. Licensing/continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state’s regulatory authority to verify if this course meets your licensing/continuing education requirements. Inquiries regarding CE for other disciplines not listed may be directed to Behavioral Tech at (206) 675-8588 x105 or via email at

Psychologists: Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Behavioral Tech maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Behavioral Tech has allocated 6.75 hours of CE within APA guidelines. Behavioral Tech will mail you a letter documenting your attendance after successful completion of the program.

Social Workers: Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved by the NASW, Washington State   Chapter, Provider Number 1975-166, to offer continuing education for Certified Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors. The State of Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts this approval as reciprocal. Behavioral Tech has allocated 6.75 Continuing Education hours for this activity and will email a certificate of attendance upon 100% completion of the program.