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Fall Workshop: Applying DBT in Your Clinical Practice

11/15/2019

When: Friday, November 15th
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM. with Mini-Expo. CE Event begins at 9:30 AM. Lunch included.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn - Fairfax
3950 Fair Ridge Drive
Fairfax, Virginia  22033
United States
Presenter:
Erika Carlson, LCSW, and Rachel Cherian, LCSW
Contact:
Candice Arnold

Phone: 703-400-0751

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Fall Workshop: Using DBT in Your Clinical Practice

4 credit hours (CE's) for this Workshop

 

About the Event

In this workshop we will learn about:

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 skills 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:

 

• Participants will gain knowledge of DBT and what populations it empirically supports

• Introduction to current research as it pertains to DBT

• Learn the 4 modes and stages of DBT, including core treatment strategies and contingency plans

• Participants will learn specific techniques for implementing DBT in both individual and group sessions

• Conceptualize a DBT session and skills group through examples and role plays

• Understand the role of the DBT therapist

•  Recognize dialectical dilemmas and how they serve in treatment

•  Introduction to suicide assessments and when to hospitalize a client

• Consideration of augmented treatment, including parent/caregiver participation and other services

 

The NVLPC Mini-Expo will be held during this event.  The schedule is as follows:

8:30am – 9:30 AM, Registration and Mini-Expo Vendors

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Part 1, Workshop

11:30am-1:00pm, Mini-Expo Vendors, Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Part 2, Workshop

 

Earn 4 Contact Hours for attending this event; continental breakfast and a buffet lunch are included in the registration cost.

 

About The Presenter:

Erika Carlson

ErikaCarlson, 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:

RachelCherian, 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).

 

Registration Costs

Early bird pricing ends the Monday before the Event.  Regular pricing is until the day before the event.

Early Bird
Regular At The Door
Members Clinical/General $ 125.00
$ 135.00
$ 145.00

Student/Resident/Retired

$ 45.00
$ 55.00
$ 65.00

Non-Members All Categories
$ 135.00
$ 145.00
$ 155.00

 

RSVP

Register online at any time.

Checks are only accepted on the day of the event.  If you wish to secure a discount, you must register online and pay with a credit card.

Walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the event starting at 8:30 AM.

To cancel, please call or email 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the event.  If NVLPC cancels an event, you will be refunded the cost of the event.

 

 

 

NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as a 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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