top of page
 Doing DBT: An Advanced Intensive Training
with Dr. Shireen Rizvi and Dr. Charles Swenson 
 
Behavioral Care Center of New Jersey and Metro NY DBT Center bring you this exciting virtual opportunity, an advanced intensive DBT training.
DBT therapists who have already completed a DBT intensive or foundational training or their equivalents in workshops or seminars, and who have been practicing DBT, often search for opportunities to take clinical skills to the next level. This advanced intensive training is intended to do exactly that, taught by two highly experienced therapists, authors, supervisors, and teachers of DBT. Topics have been chosen that are relevant to all DBT practitioners, intended to build upon previous learning. Teaching will include didactic presentations, discussion, demonstrations, and practices. Ample opportunity will be afforded to address questions and problems raised by participants.  
Date:  Sunday, June 9 - Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 9:30 am est to 5:30 pm est each day
Place: Virtual
Fee$900 for per person for individual registration.  Student Fee is $500. Payments must be received by 05/28/2024 or when capacity is reached.

Click here to register online and for payment information
Training Description:
For the Training Objectives and information about  CEs, please click here.
For the Schedule, Please Click Here.
Meet the Presenters:
                             
 
 
 
 
Charles (Charlie) Swenson, M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  As Senior Psychiatrist and Area Medical Director from 1997 to 2001 and 2010 to 2014, he oversaw the clinical care in Western and Central Massachusetts for the Department of Mental Health.  Originally trained in psychoanalysis, he undertook training in DBT and CBT beginning in 1987.  He has directed more than 40 ten-day DBT workshops over the past twenty years, teaching several hundred teams, has conducted about a dozen advanced workshops, and has implemented DBT in outpatient, inpatient, day treatment, residential, case management, and crisis settings, with adults and adolescents.  Along with his extensive experience of practice, implementation, supervision, and consultation in DBT, he is considered to be an inspiring teacher who brings DBT to life with clinical examples and demonstrations. His numerous published articles and book chapters include such topics as: implementation of DBT in community mental health settings, implementation of DBT in inpatient settings, comparing and contrasting DBT with transference-focused psychotherapy, comparing and contrasting DBT with mentalization-based treatment, and a commentary on why DBT is so popular.  In 2016, Guilford Press published Dr. Swenson’s book, DBT Principles in Action: Acceptance, Change, and Dialectics, which brings his vast experience to bear on the question of how to practice DBT in a way that is adherent to the manual while being flexible and fluid.  During 2018 he has completed two soon-to-be-published chapters: one chapter on applying DBT to milieu treatment settings (Partial Hospital Programs, Day Treatment Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and Inpatient Programs), and one chapter on the use of the consultation team in DBT and in the prevention and treatment of therapist burnout.  He treats his own patients—adults, adolescents, and families—in a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts, and writes and performs songs about DBT even when they are not requested.
 
 
 
 
 
Shireen Rizvi, PhD, ABPP is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University where she also holds affiliate appointments in the psychology department, the Department of Psychiatry, and the School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington, and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Boston/National Center for PTSD. Her research interests include improving outcomes, training, and dissemination of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of complex and severe populations. She has received foundation and federal funding and her work has resulted in over 70 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Shireen is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology and DBT. She is on the Board for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and is past-President of the Board of ISITDBT. She has trained hundreds of practitioners in DBT from around the world and is the Director of the DBT Clinic at Rutgers (DBT-RU).  Shireen Rizvi, PhD, ABPP is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University where she also holds affiliate appointments in the psychology department, the Department of Psychiatry, and the School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington, and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Boston/National Center for PTSD. Her research interests include improving outcomes, training, and dissemination of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of complex and severe populations. She has received foundation and federal funding and her work has resulted in over 70 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Shireen is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology and DBT. She is on the Board for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and is past-President of the Board of ISITDBT. She has trained hundreds of practitioners in DBT from around the world and is the Director of the DBT Clinic at Rutgers (DBT-RU).  
Questions or concerns: If you have any questions or concerns not addressed on the website, please email cdiamond@metronydbt.com or 
emiller@behavioralcarenj.com or call 212-560-2437.
presenters.png
GSAPP-231.jpg
bottom of page