Training Schedule
March 8th
8:30-9:00am    Welcome & orientation to the training
9:00-10:15       Understanding the connection between individual distress & family distress
                        Understanding emotion and emotion dysregulation in families
                        Transactional model: individuals in families/close relationships
                             Accurate expression <=> Validating responses
                             Inaccurate expression <=> Invalidating responses
10:15-10:30     Break
10:30-12:00     Overall intervention program
                        Therapist strategies when working with severely distressed families
12:00-1:30       Lunch
1:30-3:30pm    Modes of family intervention
                             DBT family/parent skill training
                             DBT family therapy
                             Treatment targets, building a hierarchy
                             Session management strategies
3:30-3:45         Break
3:45-5:15         Revolving door
                             Blocking
                             Relationship mindfulness
                             Speaking “for” the parent, partner, teen, etc.
                             Involving others
5:15-5:30pm     Closing
 
March 9
8:30-9:00am      Welcome back & mindfulness
9:00-10:15 am   Establishing safety
                               Moving positive reinforcers
                               Eliminating negative reinforcers
                               Assessment:  Double chain analysis
                               Assessment: Identifying inaccurate expression and invalidating responses
10:15-10:30 am  Break
10:30-12:00        Evaluating progress and outcomes
                                Understanding primary and secondary emotions
                                Interventive assessment (solution analyses, commitment,generalization)
12:00-1:30          Lunch
1:30-3:30pm       Psychoeducation
                                Overview of family skills
3:30-3:45            Break
3:45-5:15 pm      Stop making it worse: Reducing invalidating responses & chaos
                                Reducing judgments and anger
                                Emotion self-management
                                     Sadness: Grief and loss
                                     Fear: Stress and trauma
                                     Guilt and shame: Stigma
                                Open your mind before you open your mouth
5:15-5:30   pm     Closing
 
March 10
8:30-9:00am         Welcome back & mindfulness
9:00-10:15am       Relationship mindfulness
                                  Rebuilding relationships
10:15-10:130am    Break
10:30am-12:00 pm Accurate expression  
                                    Validating responses
12:00-1:30 PM       Lunch
1:30-3:30pm          Managing conflict
                                   Transforming conflict into closeness
                                   Accepting reality (when you don’t like it)
3:30-3:45pm          Break
3:45-5:15               Radical acceptance through recontextualization
                                   Putting it all together
5:15-5:30pm          Closing

Behavioral Care Center of New Jersey

205 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 101

Florham Park, NJ 07932

Main Phone: (973) 660-0700

Intake Line: (973) 660-0701