Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workshop on November 12th at NYU to focus on therapeutic impasse

In this column and others, I have written much about the efficacy of utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help women achieve emotional and behavioral stability both in the perinatal period, i.e. while they are pregnant and in the postpartum. New mothers often verbalize a high degree of motivation to address long standing negative behavioral/emotional patterns in order to parent their children more effectively. DBT offers a rigorous treatment protocol which focuses on regulating difficult emotions so that optimal behavioral choices may be made. DBT addresses problems across the bio/psycho/social realm to help women attain maximum emotional health.

While this workshop will not specifically focus on the postpartum period, the strategies offered can help clinicians break through challenging therapeutic impasses or plateaus which may compromise treatment progress.

The workshop is open to students and clinicians.

November 12, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Therapist; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Silver School of Social Work, New York University

Taught using a variety of techniques including, slides, interactive lecture and discussion, presenter led demonstrations, and handouts, this training on Dialectical Behavior Therapy, initially development for borderline personality disorder, offers strategies which may be useful when therapy interfering behaviors threaten the integrity and progress of the critical therapist/client alliance and client progress.

This one day experiential workshop will cover some of DBT’s most effective skills and strategies for coping with treatment noncompliance, boundary violations, suicidality, and management of destructive urges.

Participants will:

Learn basic and advanced DBT theory;
Learn DBT skills from all four DBT modules;
Learn application of skills to clinical issues including: depression and anxiety; and


9:00 am – 9:10 am – Check In
9:10 am – 10:45 am – Emotion Dysregulation Across Diagnoses; Where DBT fits amidst the cognitive therapies; Clinical Presentations which may benefit from DBT; DBT support for the therapist.

10:45 am – 10:50 am – Break

10:50am – 12:40 pm

The Biosocial Theory, Dialectics, Stages of Treatment; Applying the model, interview, staging, contract; Diary card, homework,
Group and Individual format

12:40 pm – 1:10 pm – Lunch

1:10 pm – 2:45 pm

The Four DBT Modules

Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance; Coaching Calls, Chain Analysis, Validation

2:45 pm – 3:20 pm – Linehan Video and Discussion: Acting Opposite to Emotion

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm Break

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions: Instructor-Provided Case Studies

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Case Presentations and Commentary

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Q&A

To register, please click here.

Seven (7) CEUs will be awarded by NASW NY.

This event will include a light breakfast.

General Admission: $135.00
NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $101.25
NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $114.75
NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $101.25
NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $40.00
Non-NYU Silver Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $60.00
3+ from one agency: $101.25
Veterans: $67.50

In the event that after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning offers refunds on the following basis:

Refund requests made on or before November 5 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before November 10 (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after November 11: no refund
In the instance of event cancellation, all registrants will be fully reimbursed.

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: stephanie.kaplan@nyu.edu
Phone: 212-998-5897
Fax: 212-995-4497

Silver School of Social Work
Ehrenkranz Center
1 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003

(212) 998-5900

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