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For individuals who have some preliminary experience practicing and/or studying DBT and want to engage in a comprehensive training, this workshop takes place in two parts.
In Part 1, lasting 5 days, the entire treatment is presented and demonstrated, including background, theory, principles, research findings, structuring of the treatment, treatment strategies including skills training, and protocols such as the suicide crisis protocol within DBT. After a 4-6 month interval, during which participants complete homework assignments and an exam, they return for Part 2.
Part 2 lasts 5 days and consists of consultation to the participants’ case conceptualizations and treatments, DBT programming and implementation problems, specialized applications (e.g., DBT for substance use disorders, teens and families, etc.), and many opportunities to witness and practice the treatment.
For individuals who have engaged in the practice of DBT in some setting, who have taken part in a 10-day intensive training or its equivalent, these are specialized intensive workshops designed to help participants take their practice of DBT to the next level.It involves the teaching of a number of topics within DBT—e.g., behavioral chain analysis, case conceptualization and treatment planning, validation, dialectical interventions, treating in-session dysfunctional behaviors, taking skills training to the next level—and is far more experiential than didactic. These have been highly successful trainings, even for DBT therapists with decades of experience.
The teaching content for this format is similar to “Part 1” of the 10-day seminar described above, and is followed up by completing homework assignments and an exam, all to be reviewed by a DBT intensive-trained team leader at the individual’s program.It is designed so that new members of DBT programs and teams, having not had a 10-day training, can get up to speed with other team members but without needing to attend all ten days.
Linehan established individual and group therapy to help the patients, and she established DBT consultation teams to help the therapists practice the treatment. This format is designed to help the team function most skillfully and effectively to help the therapists to deliver DBT.Consultation teams encounter a wide range of stubborn problems that can interfere with the entire treatment program, and this provides an avenue to receive help for it.