Presentation: Integrating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy into Clinical Practice

AUSB and the National Association of Social Workers, Santa Barbara Chapter are co-sponsoring this event, Saturday, June 2, 2012 on the AUSB campus with Neil Friedman, LCSW, presenting.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been identified as an evidenced based treatment for borderline personality disorder during the past two decades.  Additionally, it has been found to be effective for several other conditions, including substance abuse, PTSD and impulse control problems.  This six hour workshop will focus on the basics of how to implement a Dialectical Behavior Program and will discuss the parallels of DBT to other treatment approaches.  Topics will include:

  • The definition of dialectics and its application to the therapeutic process
  • The DBT definition of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • The structure of the DBT Model (Problem and solution analyses, Skills group, Phone consultation, Diary cards, Consultation to the therapist)
  • Secondary Targets

Neil Friedman, LCSW has been in private practice of psychotherapy for over 30 years, is an adjunct faculty instructor at Antioch University, Santa Barbara and is a clinical supervisor at Mental Health Association and CADA.  He received his MSW from the University of California in 1978 and has since, been involved in program development and management.  He developed and managed the DBT program for Columbia River Mental Health and developed and administered a partial hospitalization program for over 10 years.  He also was a consultant Daybreak Residential Treatment Program’s implementation of DBT and worked with Portland DBT as a therapist.

Cost: $85
$75 For NASW and CAMFT members $35 for students
(Includes snacks and 5 CEUS)
Limited Space Available. Sold Out

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