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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Treating Clients With Risky Behavior

10/26/2018

When: Friday, October 26th
Registration and Networking starts at 9:30 AM, Presentation runs from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 1757 Golf Club
45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, Virginia  20166
United States
Presenter:
Erika Carlson, LCSW and Rachel Cherian, LCSW
Contact:
Melat Johnson

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Treating Clients with Risky Behavior

-1.5 Credit Hours

 

Erika Carlson, LCSW and Rachel Cherian, LCSW

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About the Event:

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced based treatment model that demonstrates treatment efficacy in a variety of populations including those who suffer from self-harm, suicide ideation/attempts, eating disorders, PTSD, substance use and addiction, borderline personality disorder and clients who present with failed prior treatments. Developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, it is a cognitive behavioral treatment that comprises of individual psychotherapy, group skills training, phone consultation and clinician consultation teams. DBT emphasizes four core skill which include mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Overall, DBT allows clients to develop skills and strategies to develop not only a life worth living but one that generates and supports effective and more meaningful life behaviors. DBT also balances the dialectic between strategies for acceptance and change which enables the client to move from static, rigid thought processes to a worldview that encapsulates the synthesis of opposing perspectives.

 

While DBT is comprehensive and requires an attentive and nonjudgmental approach to therapy, clinicians can implement DBT skills into their therapy and treatment for their clients. Dr. Linehan is known for saying “what counts are the skills” as skills training is the primary component of DBT that can yield positive results for your clients. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the theory and tenets to DBT as well as learn ways to integrate DBT skills into your practice. During this presentation, the following learning objectives will be offered:

 

*        Understand the theory of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy,

*        Learn the difference between DBT and CBT,

*        Gain knowledge of the four core skills: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness and learn skill                        strategies in each core skill,

*        Demonstration of skills through exercises and discussion to help your client move towards positive change,

*        Recognize treatment interfering behaviors reinforced by both the client and clinician and ways to eliminate such behaviors to increase an                         improved outcome for your client.

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending this event.

About the Presenter:

Erika Carlson

Erika Carlson, LCSW provides Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for both adolescents and adults at In Step, PC, a private practice in Fairfax, VA. There, she leads two DBT skills groups for adolescents while also providing skills training individually to adults.  The majority of Erika’s individual clients are adolescents and adults who present with depression, self-harm, suicide ideation, history of suicide attempts and borderline personality disorder.  Individual sessions are guided and structured by DBT by reinforcing learned skills and addressing client motivation, willingness and interfering treatment behaviors. In addition to her work at In Step, PC, Erika also provides services and support at Dominion Hospital, a psychiatric facility serving adults, adolescents and children. There, she provides assessments and group therapy.

Erika is passionate about supporting her clients with DBT and has seen progress and change in clients who previously were “burned out” or willful against therapy. Erika will also be pursuing the Lineman Board Certification for DBT as a Certified Clinician.  Erika is a member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 

Rachel Cherian:

Rachel Cherian, LCSW is a DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ) focused therapist who works with both adolescents and adults at In Step, PC, a private therapy practice in Fairfax, VA. There, she leads DBT skills groups for adolescents and their parents. Rachel sees adolescents and adults who present with depression, self-harm, suicide ideation, history of suicide attempts and borderline personality disorder.  Individual sessions with clients are guided and structured by utilizing a DBT framework to support learned skills, while also measuring client motivation for change, willingness, and therapy interfering treatment behaviors. In addition to her work at In Step, PC, Rachel has also worked as a school social worker for Fairfax County Public Schools for over 15 years.  Currently, Rachel works with high school students and their families to build resilience and relationships that are effective.  In her position as a school social worker, Rachel also conducts assessments, trainings, and provides both individual and group therapy using evidence based practice.

Rachel has seen the impact using DBT has had on her client’s lives.  She has seen this therapy help clients tolerate distress while working toward life goals.  This has only served to foster Rachel’s love for DBT.  Rachel will be pursuing the Lineman Board Certification for DBT as a Certified Clinician.  Rachel is a member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Networking Notice: 

As part of our networking opportunities, we invite all members to bring their marketing materials to display, and/or to introduce themselves during our 2-minute introductions. Please let us know that you are interested when you RSVP.


NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6130. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NVLPC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


 
 
 

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