209/309 An Introduction to DBT

Anita MandleyAnita Mandley • Friday All Day
Research has shown that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is particularly useful in treating complex trauma and patients with borderline personality disorder. This workshop will teach you how to integrate some principles and techniques of trauma work with the principles and techniques of DBT. We’ll emphasize how to help clients build the capacity to shift from a “trauma mind” state to one that possesses a more stable locus of control. You’ll learn specific skills and strategies to help clients develop the capacity to self-soothe, self-regulate, tolerate connection with others, accept help, and support and maintain a stable sense of self. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to use the therapeutic relationship to teach mindfulness, breath awareness, and self-observation techniques that can move clients toward greater empowerment, self-respect, and behavioral and emotional control. (This session will continue with Workshop 309.)

Anita Mandley, M.S., who has more than 30 years of experience in the mental health field, serves as the team leader for the Adult Trauma Team and the Dialectical Behavior Team at the Center for Contextual Change in Skokie, Illinois.

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