This workshop will start with a brief overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other efficacious treatments for suicidal behaviors and BiPolar Disorder. We will then present a series of videos of DBT applied to BPD patients with intermittent commentary and discussion of the DBT procedures as they are used in the sessions.
With her Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Marsha Linehan was one of the first practitioners to show how East and West could meet in the consulting room. She will address how critical it is that psychotherapists strive for both a well-being of our clients and the scientific validation of our methods.
This three-hour workshop is designed to give an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and is intended for mental health professionals who wish to acquaint themselves with the treatment or who are considering further training in DBT. DBT balances change-based technology (behavior therapy) with acceptance-based principals (validation). Both of these strategies will be introduced along with dialectical strategies (those that provide the balance of acceptance and change). The frame of DBT will be highlighted and the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT will be defined. Methods of instruction include lecture and videotapes of treatment to demonstrate the principles and strategies of DBT.
This short course will present the systemic, dialectic, multilevel, multifocal, model of group therapy utilized at the Institute of Anthropos in Athens, Greece. The approach is influenced by Ericksonian methods and additional techniques from other perspectives have been added.