Getting Started in DBT, Part 3:
Mastering DBT Individual Therapy: The Skillful Treatment of People Who Are Hard to Help
Friday, January 25, 2013
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Jennifer Eaton, M.S.
This training is the third in a 3-part series that provides comprehensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Participants may attend any individual training or may register for all 3 and receive a $50 discount.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral treatment that was developed for people with borderline personality disorder. DBT has also been shown to be effective with other difficult problems such as suicidal crises, self-injury, substance abuse and volatile emotional dysregulation. This workshop will focus on the challenging and often confusing individual treatment component in addition to assisting clients to managing behaviors outside of therapy through the use of coaching calls.
PArticipants will develop a full understanding of the structure of DBT individual therapy including: developing a treatment plan based on a hierarchy of treatment targets, the use of diary cards, identifying and addressing therapy interfering behaviors (client and therapist), conducting chain analyses, and helping the person to generalize the skills learned in skills training. Treatment strategies specific to DBT will be introduced. Dialectics and balancing DBT strategies will be discussed. Familiarity with DBT, particularly an overview and the skills will be helpful. DBT Skills will NOT be presented in this particular training. Attendance in days 1 & 2 will help participants get the most out of this training.
Following this training the participants will understand:
- Learn how to conduct a behavioral assessment and establish treatment targets
- Learn how to structure therapy sessions using the hierarchy and diary card
- Identify and understand therapy interfering behavior on the part of the clinician and client
- Learn how to use a chain analysis to understand function of behavior and help move the client toward change using solution analysis
- Learn specific treatment strategies to help make DBT sessions more successful
- Learn the value of coaching calls and how to conduct calls outside of therapy session
- Learning and understanding the power and necessity of consultation team
About The Presenter
Jennifer Eaton, M.S., LMHC, is the Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Services for The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc. She supervises multiple DBT projects including residential and outreach DBT programs that serve emotionally disturbed adolescents and young adults, mentally ill adults, adult women with physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury, and adults with developmental disabilities. Ms. Eaton has extensive experience providing DBT treatment in individual therapy and as a skills group leader.
Ms. Eaton, holds a masters degree in clinical psychology. In addition, she was intensively trained in DBT by Dr. Charles Swenson and completed Advanced Intensive Training under Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT. Ms. Eaton has presented numerous times at the annual ISITDBT Conference, and at various local and national conferences.
Ms. Eaton has consulted and trained staff and administrators at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the New York State Office of Mental Retardation, the Alabama Mentoring Network, The Denver Health Systems and at numerous public school and outpatient clinics.