Integrating Chain Analysis into the Treatment of High Risk Behaviors
with Dr. Shireen Rizvi & Dr. Alan Fruzzetti
Behavioral Care Center of New Jersey and Metro NY DBT Center bring you this virtual seminar which will provide training in Integrating Chain Analysis into the Treatment of High Risk Behaviors.
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Time: 9AM to 4pm with a 1 hour lunch break
Fee: $200.00 per person for individual registration. If you are interested in the student rate please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. All Payments must be received by 3/12/21 or when capacity is reached.
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment used for individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other difficulties with emotion dysregulation. At its core, DBT is a behavioral treatment that relies heavily on careful, precise behavioral assessment. The primary method for behavioral assessment in DBT is the “chain analysis” – a moment-by-moment assessment of the events leading up to and following a target behavior (e.g., self-injury).
For myriad reasons, many clinicians have trouble conducting chain analyses. Clients may find them aversive, may respond in a non-linear fashion, or may fail to remember important components of the chain. Additionally, therapists may have trouble formulating relevant questions, staying on target, and being behaviorally specific. Furthermore, therapists may miss important elements of the chain (e.g., reinforcers) that may explain the repetitive nature of ineffective behaviors. Increasing one’s skill in conducting chain analyses will likely lead to the generation of more effective solutions and, therefore, improved clinical outcomes.
In this workshop, didactic material, clinical examples, and experiential learning exercises will be utilized to help audience members refine their approach to chain analyses. The presenters have extensive experience with adult and adolescent populations and the workshop will be geared toward working with both groups. A focus on solutions for problems that arise within the context of conducting chain analyses will be emphasized and ways to minimize these problems from re-occurring will be offered.
First, we will focus on chain and solution analyses with individuals. Then, we will teach and demonstrate how to bring those individual chains into couple, parent or family work in a DBT way, and how to add parent or partner chains to those individual chains. These “double chains” are the backbone of DBT family interventions. Various solution analyses on double chains will also be discussed and demonstrated.
This workshop is designed for clinicians with some direct clinical experience conducting DBT; basic DBT principles will not be reviewed.
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