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Intensive Training in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD
Behavioral Care Center of New Jersey, Metro NY DBT Center, The Center for Motivation & Change (CMC) and Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology bring you this seminar which will provide intensive training in how to integrate PTSD treatment into standard DBT.
Date:  Sunday, October 14, 2018 through Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Place: Hyatt Regency Morristown (3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ)
Fee: $1,350.00 for per person for individual registration.  For groups of 5 people or more the cost is $1,300.00 per person for group registration.  Payments Received until 10/1/18 or when capacity is reached.

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Training Description:
This 4-day workshop is designed to provide intensive training in how to integrate PTSD treatment into standard DBT. Participants will learn the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol for treating PTSD, one of the newest developments in DBT research and practice. This protocol can be added to standard DBT to allow for integrated treatment of PTSD, suicidal and self-injurious behavior, and other co-occurring problems. Participants will learn how to use DBT strategies to prepare high-risk and multi-problem clients for the DBT PE protocol as well as how to determine when clients are ready to begin formal PTSD treatment. The structure and procedures of the DBT PE protocol will be taught in a session-by-session format with extensive opportunities to watch video examples and practice delivering each of the primary treatment components. Particular attention will be paid to discussing strategies for overcoming common problems that arise during PTSD treatment with high-risk and multi-problem clients as well as how to tailor the treatment to address the complex characteristics of this client population.  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 will be available through September 13, 2018.  There are only a limited number of rooms.  Please Click Here to access the reduced rate.
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is intended for mental health professionals who:
  • Have attended a DBT Intensive or Foundational training (or equivalent)
  • Are active members of DBT consultation teams
  • Currently provide DBT individual therapy
  • Agree to read the following treatment manuals before the training:
    • Linehan, M. M. (1993). Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: Guilford Press.
    • Linehan, M.M. (2015). DBT® Skills Training Manual (2nd Edition). New York: Guilford Press.
    • Either the adult or adolescent PE manual:
      • Foa, E. B., Hembree, E. A., &Rothbaum, B. O. (2007). Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (Therapist Guide). New York: Oxford University Press.
      • Foa, E. B., Chrestman, K. R. &Gilboa-Schechtman, E. (2008). Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents with PTSD (Therapist Guide). New York: Oxford University Press.
Meet the Presenters:
 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.
                            Dr. Ritschel holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University                                 of Kansas, and she completed postdoctoral fellowships at Duke                                            University Medical Center and Emory University School of Medicine.  She                              was a member of the faculty at Emory for five years before she relocated                            to North Carolina, where she is currently a member of the faculty in the   Department of Psychiatry of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is also in private practice in Durham, NC. Dr. Ritschel specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and emotion dysregulation in adolescents and adults using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Behavioral Activation (BA). She is a certified DBT therapist and an expert trainer of DBT through Behavioral Tech, LLC. She provides trainings in CBT, DBT, and BA as well as educational trainings in self-injury, suicide, borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, mindfulness, and hope. 
Questions or concerns: If you have any questions or concerns not addressed on the website, please email or or call 212-560-2437.
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