Thursday, January 21 through 22


Alumni House (Garden City)
154 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Tagged: School of Social Work, Continuing Education, Garden City

Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: The Essentials

Event, Garden City Event, Workshop, Continuing Education, Social Work CE

With Christine Foertsch, Ph.D.

This workshop is sold out.

12.5 CEs
Thursday and Friday, January 21 – January 22
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Participants learn how to plan, structure, and conduct DBT skills classes. This workshop also addresses the targets for skills training, as well as how to apply fundamental DBT strategies in skills training. Extensive teaching and use of clinical examples are used to illustrate specific skills training procedures, assignment and review of homework with clients, and troubleshooting common skills training obstacles. This course is designed  for all mental health professionals who want to learn to teach DBT skills or to improve their teaching with clients. This training will include the original DBT skills as developed by Dr. Linehan, and will incorporate material from her recently published DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the dialectic nature of DBT skills training
  2. Identify the Strategies & Procedures required for effective teaching of DBT skills
  3. Be able to utilize recent updates to DBT Skills training
  4. Be familiar with DBT Skills Modules
  5. Know how to structure DBT skills training for specific populations and settings
  6. Effectively review DBT skills training homework

Christine Foertsch, Ph.D., is in private practice in New York City. She was Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy in 1993 and has been supervised by colleagues and students of Marsha Linehan’s since that time. She began conducting workshops and other trainings in 1994 and has taught DBT throughout the United States and internationally as a trainer with Behavioral Tech, LLC. She has consulted to individual psychotherapists, inpatient and outpatient mental health units, and entire state systems. In addition to the development and application of DBT to urban and minority populations, she is also interested in educating psychiatrists and psychologists in training at her site and in the New York City area. View Dr. Foertsch’s Curriculum Vita.

This program has been approved for CEU credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events. If there are any changes in State regulation, this policy will updated accordingly.  

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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Tagged: School of Social Work, Continuing Education, Garden City
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