Friday, May 28, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Melissa Adamchik, Executive Director 
Tristate Trauma Network 

DBT Advanced Techniques and Strategies 

The Tristate Trauma Network is bringing back Nikki Winchester, Psy.D., ABPP, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ from the Cincinnati Center for DBT to provide a workshop focused on particular techniques and strategies utilized in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  DBT is the empirically-supported, manualized treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, to treat clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), emotion dysregulation, suicidality and self-harm, and/or interpersonal difficulties.  

This workshop is designed as a continuation of the two-day DBT workshop hosted in January but can also serve as a stand-alone workshop; participants of this workshop are not required to have attended the January workshop.  The primary target audience for this workshop are mental health clinicians who are interested in learning about techniques and strategies utilized in DBT, or for those familiar with the model, getting a refresher of and practice with specific DBT techniques and strategies.  The primary method of learning will be the “teach one, see one, do one” approach, emphasizing participants’ practice of the techniques during the workshop. 

The focus of this workshop is on DBT strategies as applied to adults, though participants will likely be able to generalize the material to adolescents.  This workshop is just one component of the training needed to develop full competence to provide DBT treatment.  Although clinicians cannot claim to be intensively trained DBT clinicians following this workshop, the workshop can provide clinicians with DBT strategies and techniques to use in DBT-informed sessions.

Workshop Objectives: By the end of the workshop, you will be able to: 

1. list and describe reciprocal and irreverent communication strategies.

2. effectively observe and communicate personal limits.

3. list and describe dialectical strategies.

4. articulate how to utilize the DBT diary card.

5. utilize the DBT target hierarchy to structure an individual session.

6. describe the structure and function of phone coaching in DBT.

Program Faculty: Nikki Winchester, Psy.D., ABPP, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™Cincinnati Center for DBT

About the Trainer:  Nikki Winchester, Psy.D., ABPP is a board certified 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.  She is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology.  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.  

Cost: $125 for Non-Members; $105 for TTN Members. A 1-day DBT training runs $175+ as an on-line offering elsewhere. Use member code provided at time of Membership registration to receive discount.  

CEUs are pending for OH Counselors, Social Workers, and MFTs; KY Counseling Board CEUs are also pending.  TTN is a provider of Category 1 credit for Behavioral Health providers in IN. Earn 6.5 CEUs for this training.

Registration deadline is May 24, 2021.  No refunds will be given after this date.  Substitutes are allowed.

Please join us in thanking our All Year Training & Event Sponsors: bi3Interact for Health, & Finding Hope Consulting, LLC