This 4-day workshop is designed to provide intensive training in how to integrate PTSD treatment into standard DBT. Participants will learn the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol for treating PTSD, one of the newest developments in DBT research and practice. This protocol can be added to standard DBT to allow for integrated treatment of PTSD, suicidal and self-injurious behavior, and other co-occurring problems. Participants will learn how to use DBT strategies to prepare high-risk and multi-problem clients for the DBT PE protocol as well as how to determine when clients are ready to begin formal PTSD treatment. The structure and procedures of the DBT PE protocol will be taught in a session-by-session format with extensive opportunities to watch video examples and practice delivering each of the primary treatment components. Particular attention will be paid to discussing strategies for overcoming common problems that arise during PTSD treatment with high-risk and multi-problem clients as well as how to tailor the treatment to address the complex characteristics of this client population.
This 3-day advanced workshop is intended for experienced clinicians who are seeking additional training and consultation in applying the skills and strategies of the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol for PTSD. The training will include customized instruction on topics requested by participants as well as in-depth consultation on clinical cases. Participants wishing to receive in-depth case consultation will be required to complete a detailed case formulation in advance of the training. The trainers will select the clinical cases that best highlight the challenges and topics most relevant to the group, and selected participants will receive in-depth consultation on their case at the workshop. All attendees will be asked to evaluate the case information and join in discussion about specific cases.
"The specifics about going beyond the protocol and focusing on principles with concrete examples is extremely helpful."
"The principle-driven framework helps me feel much more prepared to handle issues going forward."
"At the end of each day, I left feeling incredibly blessed to be learning from you and with an incredible group of therapists. When I returned home, one of my current DBT PE clients was so excited to hear all that is new. We were stuck with her SUDS at 60 on her third imaginal. We made significant progress yesterday with her SUDS coming down to 35!"
"I am more confident in my ability to effectively troubleshoot problems that may arise during DBT PE."
"I am the only one at my facility trained in this protocol. This training not only helped me feel less alone, but more competent and confident to implement. The case formulation approach is incredibly useful and I feel more energized and hopeful that I can use this and provide consultations to my team members treating PTSD."
"I feel more confident in why I am using particular interventions. I think I will be more strategic in selecting techniques and the rationale for those choices."