Training Cancelled


As some of you are aware, NJ has declared a state of emergency.  Due to this declaration, the trainers are not able to travel to NJ for the training.  We have looked in to remote training, but unfortunately at the current time it is not possible to do so. We are disappointed to announce that we will be canceling the upcoming DBT PE training.  We are hoping to reschedule the training as soon as possible and will be in touch with you as soon as we have more information about a new date.


If you have already paid for the training, please expect a refund of your check within the next few weeks to the address with which you registered.


Erica and Carrie


Advanced Training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD
with Dr. Melanie S. Harned
Behavioral Care Center of New Jersey and Metro NY DBT Center bring you this seminar which will provide advanced training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD.
Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 through Sunday, March 29, 2020
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day
Place: Hyatt Regency Morristown (3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ)
Fee: $1,200.00 per person for individual registration.  For groups of 5 people or more the cost is $1,100.00 per person for group registration.  If you are interested in the student rate please email for further details.  All Payments must be received by 1/24/20 or when capacity is reached.

Click here to register online and for payment information
Training Description:
This 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. 
Five participants will be given the opportunity to receive in-depth consultation on a clinical case at the workshop. Cases may be adolescents or adults in Stage 1 (e.g., who are having difficulty achieving the stability necessary to progress to the DBT PE protocol) or Stage 2 (e.g., who have begun the DBT PE protocol and are having difficulty completing it effectively). Participants wishing to receive in-depth case consultation will be required to prepare a detailed DBT PE case formulation that must be submitted to trainers by February 14, 2020. (Click here for the case formulation worksheet.) Please email the completed forms to  at We will select the clinical cases that best highlight the challenges and topics most relevant to the group. 
Participants who are selected to receive in-depth case consultation will also be required to:
  • Prepare a brief PowerPoint presentation to present the case at the workshop
  • Prepare a role-play highlighting a common problem that occurs in treatment with the case
  • Present the case and receive feedback in front of the group at the workshop

All attendees will be asked to evaluate the case information and join in discussion about specific cases.  For the Training Objectives and information about CEs, please click here.

For the Schedule, Please Click Here.
We have arranged for a special rate at the hotel for anyone attending the conference.  The reduced rate can be accessed here.  Availability will be based on the rooms remaining within the contracted block.
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is intended for mental health professionals who:
  • Have received prior training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol for PTSD.
  • Are using the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol in their clinical practice.
  • Are willing to have their work observed via role-plays and receive feedback in front of the group.
Meet the Presenter:
                       Melanie S. Harned, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Research Scientist and Clinical   Instructor                             in the Department of Psychology at the University of   Washington. She is the                             developer of the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol and has received several                               grants from NIMH to develop and evaluate this approach to treating PTSD in                        high-risk and multi-diagnostic individuals. She has also received multiple NIH-   funded grants to develop and evaluate technology-based methods for disseminating and implementing evidence-based treatments into clinical practice. Since 2005, she has served as Co-Investigator on Dr. Marsha Linehan’s NIH-funded research to evaluate DBT in diverse client populations. She regularly provides training and consultation nationally and internationally in DBT and DBT PE. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington.
​Questions or concerns: If you have any questions or concerns not addressed on the website, please email or or call 973-660-0700.
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