Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):
Facilitator Training in the Fundamentals for Mental Health Professionals
“Supporting You, In Supporting Your Clients, to Have a Life Worth Living”
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a skills-based, psychoeducational model designed to help clients learn and practice basic tools for managing compulsive, addictive, and self-harming behaviors; intrusive thoughts; intense or overwhelming feelings; chronic feelings of emptiness; ongoing relationship crises; and other painful experiences.
Rooted in principles of mindfulness practice, existential philosophy, developmental psychology, and cognitive/behavioral therapy, DBT skills training is particularly helpful to clients in the early stages of any kind of recovery process or those who find themselves stuck in destructive patterns that are hard to break.
This class is designed for graduate and post-graduate level mental health professionals who want to learn the basic theoretical framework of DBT and the four essential modules that clients learn in DBT Skills Training.
This training introduces the evidence-based framework in which DBT was developed and then systematically takes clinicians through the four basic modules within the NEWLY UPDATED DBT curriculum. The four modules are designed to help clients manage overwhelming feelings and experiences and are as follows:
Taken as a whole, the four skill sets associated with DBT provide an excellent model for clinicians to use with their clients when they are faced with managing overwhelming feelings and situations.
Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, CACIII, CGP, DBTC, ACS, is the Executive and Training Director at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute where there are multiple DBT groups and DBT is incorporated into their comprehensive, trauma-informed client care approach. He is a certified DBT provider and completed his initial DBT Training with Behavioral Tech and has been teaching and working with the DBT curriculum for 20 years. He has been a psychotherapist since 1993 and a counselor educator and clinical supervisor since 1996, serving as core faculty at Naropa University in the Graduate School of Psychology and as adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado Denver, Prescott College, and Front Range Community College. Ryan’s clinical training is in the areas of trauma and dissociative disorders, chronic and persistent mental illness, psychiatric nursing and psychopharmacology, addictions and recovery, domestic/family violence, and living with life-threatening illnesses.
This training draws from the newly revised book, Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (2nd Edition), by Marsha Linehan. Training participants may benefit from purchasing the book prior to the training and bringing it with them to the training as a resource. Available from: http://www.amazon.com/Skills-Training-Manual-Second-Edition/dp/1462516998
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Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute® is a community-based, not-for-profit group counseling practice and professional training organization based in Denver, Colorado. Our mission is to provide innovative, effective, and affordable counseling and educational services to a broad range of individuals, couples, and families living within the greater Denver/Boulder community. We are also committed to offering basic and advanced training opportunities to graduate students and mental health professionals both locally and across the country. We especially value doing this through collaborative and engaging community partnerships or affiliations with other like-minded individuals, organizations, agencies, institutions, universities, and foundations. For more information, we can be reached at: www.noeticus.org
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