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Friday, March 16, 2018

ENHANCING DBT SKILLS: Addressing Complex Client Scenarios & Preventing Therapist Burnout

Presented by: Charles Swenson, MD

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018

Where: Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management (Marvin and Helaine Lender Auditorium), 721 University Ave, Syracuse, NY 13244

Co-Sponsored by the Central New York Psychological Association and the Psychology Department at Syracuse University

Details

DBT is an effective evidence-based therapy for complex, difficult-to-treat cases. Suicidality, impulsivity, and intense emotional reactivity can derail the treatment if the therapist is not effective and agile at operationalizing DBT’s principles and protocols. This workshop will instruct and demonstrate how a therapist creates a DBT-based behavioral case conceptualization to remain on track, how she converts that conceptualization into a series of “mini-treatment plans” to be activated as needed during sessions, how to effectively address in-session dysfunctional behaviors that threaten to derail therapy, and how to prevent and treat therapist burnout, a consequence of treating emotionally dysregulated individuals.

Workshop Schedule

8:00-8:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45
Welcome and Introduction
8:45-9:00
Mindfulness Practice & Orientation
9:00-10:15
Case Conceptualization in DBT
10:15-10:30
Break
10:30-12:30
Using Mini-Treatment Plans to Apply DBT As Needed in Sessions
12:30-1:30
Lunch
1:30-2:30
Treating In-session Dysfunctional Behaviors with DBT
2:30-4:15
Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Therapist Burnout in DBT

Learning Objectives

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Conceptualize cases in a DBT treatment.
  2. Convert the conceptualization into a series of mini-treatment plans to activate as needed in sessions.
  3. Treat in-session dysfunctional behaviors with DBT principles and strategies.
  4. Specify therapy interfering behaviors to be addressed during sessions.
  5. Demonstrate the use of DBT’s behavioral chain analysis as the template for a case conceptualization.
  6. Demonstrate the use of a mini-treatment plan with a patient during a session.
  7. Identify, prevent, and treat therapist burnout using DBT’s principles and strategies.

About Dr. Swenson

Charles (Charlie) Swenson, M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As Senior Psychiatrist, he oversees the clinical care in Western and Central Massachusetts for the Department of Mental Health. Originally trained in psychoanalysis, he undertook training in DBT and CBT beginning in 1987.

He has directed more than 35 ten-day DBT workshops over the past twenty years, teaching several hundred teams, has conducted about a dozen advanced workshops, and has implemented DBT in outpatient, inpatient, day treatment, residential, case management, and crisis settings. He is considered to be an inspiring teacher who brings DBT to life with clinical examples and demonstrations.

Dr. Swenson’s recent book for advanced DBT therapists, DBT Principles in Action: Acceptance, Change, and Dialectics (2017; Guilford), has received critical acclaim from professionals in the field. He treats his own patients - adults, adolescents, and families - in a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts, and writes and performs songs about DBT even when they are not requested.

Fees (cost includes continental breakfast and soup and sandwich buffet lunch):

Early bird registration (by February 15th):

  • CNYPA-member: $120
  • Non-CNYPA member: $140
  • Student: $80

Regular registration (February 16th - March 6th):

  • CNYPA-member: $140
  • Non-CNYPA member: $160
  • Student: $100

Directions and Parking:

DBT Workshop Map

Map Key (Click on map to enlarge):

  1. Parking at University Avenue garage
  2. Event Location at Whitman School of Management (Marvin and Helaine Lender Auditorium)
  3. Lunch at 304 Schine Student Center

Parking will be available in the University Avenue garage (1). The entrance is on East Adams Street, just east of University Avenue. The cost is $8 for conference attendees, so please let the attendant know you attended the DBT workshop.

Directions to the Campus:

  • Take I-81 S to the E Adam St exit in Syracuse
  • Marge onto Almond St. (Under I-81)
  • Turn Left onto E Adam St.
  • Continue until University Avenue
  • The garage entrance will be ahead on your left.
  • Take I-81 N to the E Adam St exit in Syracuse
  • Merge onto Almond St. (Under I-81)
  • Turn Right onto E Adam St.
  • Continue until University Avenue
  • The garage entrance will be ahead on your left.
  • Take I-90 E (Thruway) to Exit 39
  • Keep right at the fork and follow signs for I-690 E/Fairgrounds/Syracuse
  • Take I-690 to I-81 S
  • Merge onto I-81 S
  • Take I-81 S to the E Adam St exit in Syracuse
  • Merge onto Almond St. (Under I-81)
  • Turn Left onto E Adam St.
  • Continue until University Avenue
  • The garage entrance will be ahead on your left.
  • Take I-90 W (Thruway) to Exit 36
  • Merge onto I-81 S
  • Take I-81 S to the E Adam St exit in Syracuse
  • Merge onto Almond St. (Under I-81)
  • Turn Left onto E Adam St.
  • Continue until University Avenue
  • The garage entrance will be ahead on your left.

Nearby Accommodations:

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
801 University Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
www.sheratonsyracuse.com

Hotel Skyler Syracuse
601 S Crouse Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 701-2613
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Cancellation & CE Information

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations requested prior to March 2, 2017 will be given a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after March 2.

APA CEs: This workshop has been reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Office Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) to offer Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists. Full attendance is required at the workshop to receive CE credit. Partial credit is not awarded. The CEP Office maintains responsibility for the delivery of the workshop. There will be an additional $25 fee to receive APA CEs and we request that you bring a check for that amount to the workshop. NO CASH OR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.

Social Worker CEUs: Social worker CEUs will be available to LCSWs only at no additional cost to participants. Please just let the registration staff know at sign-in that you are requesting social worker CEUs.

In order to be awarded APA CE or social worker CEU credit, participants must attend all 6.5 hours of instructional time and sign in and out of all breaks. You will also need to make sure to complete the program evaluation.

For further questions about the conference, please contact Stephanie Virginia at virginis@upstate.edu

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