DBT Individual Therapy Series

DBT Individual Therapy is the modality that tailors the treatment to the person. This 4-part series provides comprehensive training and will progressively build your skills.

Participants will develop a full understanding of all aspects 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 addressed. Dialectics and balancing DBT strategies will also be discussed.

Please note: The Individual Therapy Series assumes that participants have a sound understanding of the DBT skills. While the skills will be discussed, they will not be taught during this series. Those new to DBT are strongly encouraged to attend our DBT Skills Training Series or have similar training before registering for this series. Please contact Stephen Murphy if you have questions about your readiness for this training – 508-755-0333, stephen.murphy@openskycs.org.

DBT Individual Therapy Part 1

Friday, March 13, 2020, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

During this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the conceptual framework of DBT Individual Therapy
  • List the hierarchy of treatment targets
  • Describe how to develop the client’s commitment to the treatment
  • Describe how to structure pre-treatment and the first 4 sessions
  • Demonstrate the behavioral assessment and the chain analysis

DBT Individual Therapy Part 2

Friday, April 17, 2020, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

Following this training participants will be able to:

  • List and describe dialectics
  • List and demonstrate dialectical strategies
  • List and demonstrate communication strategies
  • List and demonstrate insight strategies
  • List and demonstrate relationship strategies
  • Describe therapy interfering behaviors

DBT Individual Therapy Part 3

Friday, May 22, 2020, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

Following this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the DBT suicide assessment protocol
  • Describe and demonstrate the coaching call
  • Describe suicide intervention in milieu settings
  • Describe and demonstrate crisis strategies
  • Describe and demonstrate hospital strategies

DBT Individual Therapy Part 4

Friday, June 12, 2020, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

Following this session participants will be able to:

  • List and demonstrate cognitive modifications
  • List and demonstrate exposure techniques
  • List and demonstrate case management strategies
  • Describe the secondary targets
  • Describe the consultation team