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