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Advanced Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training - 2 Day Training

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Edgewood Center- Vicente Campus

1801 Vicente St

San Francisco, Ca 94116

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Advanced Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training - 2 Day Training

Please register for both days separately. If you can only attend one day that is fine too.

Description: This class will provide advanced skills and principles related to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with youth. The course will provide foundational concepts related to DBT. Treatment strategies and skills will be covered and practiced based on the 4 core DBT skills domains: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Friday, January 19th: This first day will focus on DBT principles and clinical practices.

Friday, February 16th: This day will focus on going into the 4 specific skills modules.

CE Credits: You can earn 6 CE credits per day.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

1) Articulate the main clinical principles of DBT including: validation, biosocial theory, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

2) Apply skills from these main areas directly to their work with clients. Participants will be able to utilize specific clinical skills in their work with clients that relate to emotional regulation; mindfulness; distress tolerance; and interpersonal skills.

3) Conceptualize cases from a DBT perspective and develop related treatment goals. Participants will be able to analyze cases from a DBT perspective and develop treatment goals related to DBT practices.

4) Practice DBT skills and principles to improve their own clinical work as well as practice self-care for themselves.

About the Trainer Dr. Mark Purcell PsyD

Mark Purcell is a licensed psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, and families for many years. His doctorate is in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (2006) and his master’s degree is from Harvard’s Risk & Prevention Program (1994). He is core faculty in the John F. Kennedy University Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Previously he was the child psychologist at Parents Place, Palo Alto; and, the clinical coordinator at Edgewood Center for Children and Families serving adolescents and young adults with severe psychiatric disorders. He is the co-author of Mindfulness for Teen Anger: A Workbook to Overcome Anger and Aggression Using MBSR and DBT. Areas of expertise include the treatment of trauma, substance abuse, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing. Research interests include: trauma and resiliency; community violence; mindfulness and attachment based psychotherapy; and intensive community-based mental health programs.



Edgewood Center for Children and Families is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Edgewood Center for Children and Families maintains responsibility for this program and its content. To receive CE credits provided by Edgewood, you must attend the entire training. We will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed. If you will be requesting CE credits, please bring you license number to the training. No partial credit offered. If you require assistance due to a disability or other special need, please let us know in advance so that reasonable accommodations can be made. Finally, this training is free for all interested participants and no commercial support is associated with this training activity. If you already registered and wish to cancel your registration, please email us at TrainingDepartment@edgewood.org to maintain an accurate headcount.

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San Francisco, Ca 94116

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