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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C) Training for Experienced Clinicians


  • The Lodge at Sierra Madre 33 East Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (map)

Presented by Behavioral-Tech.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C) Training for Experienced Clinicians is a comprehensive course designed for those who have attended the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive™ or Foundational training who are interested in the application of DBT with children. This training is intended for clinicians invested in learning DBT-C to a high standard in order to better implement the treatment in their setting. It includes content on child individual counseling, didactics on emotions, parent training component and DBT-C skills.

Training is conducted in two three-day sessions of instruction divided by six to nine months of home study and monthly consultations via teleconference.

⦁ In Part 1, lectures and small group exercises are used to teach DBT-C strategies in depth.

⦁ Between Parts 1 and 2 participants consolidate and apply their learning with the help of practice assignments. During this time, teams design and begin implementing their own DBT-C program or integrate DBT-C into an ongoing treatment setting. Monthly 1-hour consultation is provided by DBT- C experts to teams. Consultation is designed to help build or integrate DBT-C into practice settings, improve understanding of the material, and enhance effectiveness of program implementation.

⦁ In Part 2, each team presents their work and receives expert consultation on specific cases. Teams are provided with further practice on application of techniques and identification of strategies.