ISITDBT 2015 Workshops

Please review the following ISITDBT 2015 Morning Workshop Choices.  You will be asked to select one workshop choice during your registration for ISITDBT 2015 in Chicago, IL, being held on November 12, 2015.  These four workshops will run concurrently, so you will have the opportunity to attend one of these workshops.

DBT Problem Solving in Action: Michaela Swales, Ph.D. and Heidi Heard, Ph.D..
Effective problem solving in DBT relies on efficient and accurate behavioral analyses. Yet frequently, therapists execute behavioral analyses in ways that prevent solving of clients’ problems. To improve therapist skill in this crucial area, this workshop reviews some of the common conceptual and strategic errors made by therapists when conducting behavioral analyses. Solutions to remedy these errors will be described and illustrated using DVD material, live role-play and participant exercises. Level: Intermediate – suitable for therapists who have received 5-10 days of training in DBT

Purpose, Presence, and Flow: the Application of DBT’s Principles to Challenging Situations and Moments in Psychotherapy: Charles Swenson, M.D.
DBT is a principle-based treatment with protocols. While the therapist is well equipped with protocols for a variety of clinical challenges, there is no manual describing exactly which strategy to use at which moment. This workshop will clearly describe DBT’s three sets of principles, within the change, acceptance, and dialectical paradigms, and use clinical examples and demonstrations to illustrate their application. In structured role-play exercises, participants will practice applying the principles to difficult treatment scenarios, followed by discussion and feedback. Level: intermediate

Cultural Diversity in DBT: Suhadee Henriquez, LCSW; Lisa Bolden, Psy.D.: Marcus Rodriquez, M.A.
Consideration must be given to whether evidence-based treatments (EBTs) developed within a particular linguistic and cultural context are appropriate for specific ethno-cultural groups that do not share the same language, cultural values, or both. There is considerable evidence that culture and context influence almost every aspect of the diagnostic and treatment process.  When ethnic minority cultures and concerns are emphasized, and consideration is also given to a range of cultural influences including age, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, and disability, the application and effectiveness of DBT can be limitless. The philosophy, approach to conceptualization and many interventions of DBT lend to a multicultural approach, however, ethnic, gender, linguistic and geographical adaptations are necessary for global dissemination. Multicultural and social issues in the dissemination of DBT, particularly in low and middle-income countries where mental health human resources are limited will be discussed.

Therapy Interfering Behaviors (TIBs) in Phone Coaching: Julie Snyder, Psy.D., Julie Orris, Psy.D., and Kelly Graling, Ph.D.
Phone coaching is an essential component of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); serving the function of facilitating skills generalization as well as allowing for an opportunity for relationship repair between the patient and therapist as needed between sessions. This workshop will help to identify common TIBs in phone coaching and will use case examples, audio recording of calls, as well as behavioral and dialectical strategies to combat TIBs in session and on the phone. Participants will utilize live role plays to acquire and practice new skills. Knowledge Level: Novice

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