Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 8:30 AM EST
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:30 PM EST

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Melissa Adamchik, Executive Director 
Tristate Trauma Network 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy 2-day Workshop 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for diorders of emotion regulation, and components of DBT, including DBT skills, can be particularly helpful for treating trauma survivors. It is also endorsed under the Family First Act in Ohio as a trauma-informed approach. Join us for this 2-day training led by Nikki Winchester, Psy. D., ABPP, certified DBT clinician of the Cincinnati Center for DBT, to learn basic approaches and skills used in DBT.

The Tristate Trauma Network will be hosting Nikki Winchester, Psy.D., DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ from the Cincinnati Center for DBT to provide a 2-day workshop as an introduction to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model of treatment, with an emphasis on experiential learning of some of the skills that are taught to patients in DBT.  DBT is the empirically-supported, manualized treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, to treat patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), emotion dysregulation, suicidality and self-harm, and/or interpersonal difficulties.  The primary target audience for the workshop are mental health clinicians who are interested in learning about DBT, or for those familiar with the model, getting a refresher on the DBT model and skills and learning some of the new skills.  

The 2-day training is introductory and is just one component of the training needed to develop full competence to provide DBT treatment.  However, it can provide clinicians understanding of who might benefit from this treatment, how to prepare a patient for participation in DBT, and basic DBT approaches and skills to use in session.

2-Day Workshop Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to 

1. describe the DBT philosophy, including assumptions and agreements.

 2. conceptualize borderline personality disorder (BPD) using the biosocial model.

 3. define and articulate examples of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation skills.

 4. list and describe dialectics and secondary targets of DBT.

5. use commitment strategies to increase clients’ commitment to treatment.

6. articulate how to utilize behavioral chain analysis. 

7. define validation and different levels of validation.

Program Faculty

Nikki Winchester, Psy.D., DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

Cincinnati Center for DBT

 About the Trainer:

Nikki Winchester, Psy.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and owner of the Cincinnati Center for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Winchester received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Xavier University and is a licensed clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She completed her predoctoral internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, where she worked for six years providing DBT and substance use treatment to Veterans with chronic substance use disorders and PTSD.  Dr. Winchester is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and provides DBT training, consultation, and program implementation assistance nationwide.  Dr. Winchester has been intensively trained in the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol by the treatment developer and has provider status in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and Motivational Interviewing.   Dr. Winchester is the recipient of the 2020 NAMI Southwest Ohio Exemplary Psychologist Award. 

Training will be held 8:30-4:30 each day with several breaks.

Cost: $220 for Non-Members; $195 for TTN Members. This training runs $300-490 as an on-line offering elsewhere. Use member code provided at time of Membership registration to receive discount.  

CEUs have been APPROVED for OH Counselors, Social Workers, and MFTs; KY Counseling Board CEUs are pending.  TTN is a provider of Category 1 credit for Behavioral Health providers in IN. Earn 13 CEUs for this training.

Registration deadline is January 22nd.  No refunds will be given after this date.  Substitutes are allowed.