Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C)

General Information

Trainer: Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD. Co-led by Chaya Lieba Kobernick , PsyD.

Dates: Part 1: March, 2023; Part 2: October, 2023. See below for details.

Fee: $2750 Special $250 reduction for first 10 registrants ($2500). Includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits. Please contact us regarding group rates.

Venue: Online Webinar

Part 1 is conducted over six days (4.5 hours per day), followed by 6 months of home study and monthly consultation via remote platforms. In Part 1, lectures and small group exercises are used to teach DBTC strategies in depth. Part 1 addresses external controlling factors that target problems in the relationship with the environment, including helping children learn adaptive coping skills and helping parents create a validating and change-ready environment.

Between Parts 1 and 2 participants consolidate and apply their learning with the help of practice assignments. During this time, teams design and begin implementing their own DBTC program or integrate DBTC into an ongoing treatment setting. Monthly 1-hour consultation is provided by DBT– C experts to teams. Consultation is designed to help build or integrate DBTC into practice settings, improve understanding of the material, and enhance effectiveness of program implementation.

Part 2 is conducted over another six days (4.5 hours per day). In Part 2, clinicians receive training on Core Problem Analysis (CPA). CPA is an intervention and assessment model that addresses internal controlling factors that target problems in the relationship with self, including self-criticism, self-doubt, problems with forming and maintaining healthy relationships, poor anger management, anxiety, depression, lack of agency, etc” Part 2 focuses on strategies to help children and parents identify functions of their responses and decrease vulnerabilities in three core senses – self-love, safety and belonging. Further, each team presents their work and receives expert consultation on specific cases. Teams are provided with further practice on application of techniques and identification of strategies.

 

Part 1
Sunday-Monday March 12-13 9AM-130PM Eastern Time
Sunday-Monday March 19-20 9AM-130PM ET
Sunday-Monday March 26-27 9AM-130PM ET

 
Between Parts 1 and 2
Between Parts 1 and 2, registrants consolidate and apply their learning with the help of practice assignments. Monthly 1-hour virtual consultation is provided by Dr. Perepletchikova to teams that are configured for the purpose of the training. Consultation is designed to help build and integrate DBTC into practice settings, improve understanding of the material, and enhance effectiveness of program implementation.
 
 
Part 2:
Sunday-Monday October 15-16 9AM-130PM ET
Sunday-Monday October 22-23 9AM-130PM ET
Sunday-Monday October 29-30 9AM-130PM ET

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C)

Description

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBTC) Training for Experienced Clinicians is a comprehensive course designed for those who have attended the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive™ or Foundational training who are interested in the application of DBT with children. This training is intended for clinicians invested in learning DBTC to a high standard in order to better implement the treatment in their setting. It includes content on child individual counseling, didactics on emotions, parent training component and DBTC skills.

Trainers

Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD

Francheska Perepletchikova, Ph.D., DBT-Linehan Board certified clinician, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She specializes in psychological services for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral dysregulation, including suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury, severe verbal and physical aggression, treatment-resistant depression, social phobia, and generalized anxiety. Dr. Perepletchikova is a founding director of the Youth Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, PLLC, that focuses on treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults within the DBT Model and provides training workshops in the approach. Further, she is a founding director of DBT-C Center of Training and Guidance, LLC that specializes in training workshops for clinicians and parents around the world, as well as consultations and supervisions on the approach

She received her PhD in Clincial Psychology from Yale University Department of Psychology in 2007 (with the James B. Grossman Best Dissertation Prize). In 2015, she became a DBT Trainer at Behavioral Tech, a Linehan Institute Training Company. In 2016, Dr. Perepletchikova became a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Board certified clinician. She has a long-standing interest in emotion regulation, trauma-related psychopathology, suicidality and non-suicidal self injury, and psychotherapy development. From 2010, she focused on adapting DBT for pre-adolescent children with severe emotional and behavioral dysregulation.

During her internship and post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Perepletchikova gained expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She obtained intensive and advanced intensive trainings in DBT with Dr. Linehan. Dr. Perepletchikova has a long-standing interest in emotion regulation, trauma-related psychopathology, depressive and anxiety problems, suicidality and self-harm behaviors. Her research focuses on childhood psychopathology, psychotherapy development, and evaluation of treatment integrity in treatment outcome research. As a faculty at Yale University and Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Perepletchikova developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children and conducted several randomized clinical trials to empirically validate this model. This line of research has been funded by the grants from NIMH, NRSA and private foundations. Dr. Perepletchikova authored 25 journal articles and book chapters for the book Treatment Integrity in Treatment Outcome Research (2009). She has conducted over 60 lectures, presentations and workshops around the world.

As a faculty member at Yale University and at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Perepletchikova conducted several RCTs to evaluate efficacy of DBT for children.  This line of research has been funded by grants from NIMH, NRSA, and private foundations. Dr.  Perepletchikova has authored 30 journal articles and book chapters as well as a book “Treatment integrity in Treatment Outcome Research” (2009). She has conducted over 100 lectures, presentations, and workshops around the world.

Chaya Lieba Kobernick, PsyD

Dr. Chaya Lieba Kobernick is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Founder and Director of The CBT/DBT Center. She received her doctorate at Long Island University – Post Campus where she studied under Dr. Jill Rathus, co-developer of DBT for adolescents. She completed training at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s personality disorders unit where she provided individual and group Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and participated in case consultation with Otto Kernberg, M.D. She then provided Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and comprehensive DBT at Northwell Health’s Behavioral Health College Partnership. Upon completing her training at Northwell Health, she recognized the need for trauma-focused training for her DBT clients who completed stage 1 DBT. At Rutgers University’s college counseling program she therefore focused her training on evidence-based trauma treatments including Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

Dr. Kobernick has advanced training in DBT and specialized training in adaptations of DBT for adolescents and children. She has trained closely with Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD, developer of DBT for children (DBTC). While Dr. Kobernick enjoys practicing DBT, she is trained in other evidence-based modalities and is passionate about training and supervising other clinicians in her hopes to disseminate these modalities within the Orthodox Jewish community. She has also received specialized training in suicide prevention, evidence-based approaches in addiction treatment, CBT for insomnia, Motivational Interviewing, Psychological First Aid, Teaching and Supervising CBT from the Beck Institute, Behavioral Parent Management Training, Trauma Art Narrative Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Trauma-Focused CBT for children. She has co-led therapy groups on CBT for social anxiety and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for people with repeated episodes of depression.

Dr. Kobernick’s research interests include implementation and dissemination of evidence-based treatments within the Orthodox Jewish community, suicidality and nonsuicidal self-injury, and education and training in health service psychology. She has published and presented on these topics at the local and national levels.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C)

Objectives

OBJECTIVES PART 1

  1. Determine who might benefit from DBT-C.
  2. Convey evidence for model to clients & stakeholders.
  3. Describe how DBT-C was developed from standard DBT.
  4. Describe the biosocial model for severe emotion dysregulation and corresponding behavioral dyscontrol inpreadolescent children.
  5. List the treatment hierarchy of DBT-C.
  6. Structure DBT-C to meet the required functions of treatment.
  7. Help parents understand the dialectical dilemmas of parenting.
  8. Help parents learn Behavior Change Model and create a change-ready environment.
  9. Introduce parents to behavior modification techniques.
  10. Help parents implement behavior management plans.
  11. Help parents create a validating environment.
  12. Help parents understand and overcome their difficulties with implementing techniques.
  13. Teach parents and children to engage in problem solving.
  14. Teach parents and children how to do cognitive restructuring.
  15. Conduct behavioral analysis with children.
  16. Conduct exposures with children.
  17. Teach parents and children to understand emotion.
  18. Describe the DBT-C Emotion Change Model.
  19. Teach DBT-C skills training.
  20. Structure the DBT-C program to fit your setting.

OBJECTIVES PART 2

  1. Describe DBT-C secondary targets
  2. Describe the three core senses.
  3. Describe Core Problem Analysis (CPA)
  4. Describe how CPA differs from other therapeutic models
  5. Describe main functions of CPA
  6. Describe CPA Emotion Mode
  7. Describe 10 Principles of conducting CPA
  8. Help parents understand factors that increase vulnerabilities in core senses
  9. Describe interventions to decrease vulnerabilities to the sense of self-love
  10. Describe interventions to decrease vulnerabilities to the sense of safety
  11. Describe interventions to decrease vulnerabilities to the sense of belonging
  12. Teach parents to implement techniques to decrease their own vulnerabilities in core senses
  13. Teach parents to implement techniques to decrease vulnerabilities in core senses in their children
  14. Describe adaptive and maladaptive CPA profiles

Application Deadline
March 1, 2023 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance
Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 
Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $25) until February 1, 2023.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility
Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level
Advanced

Level of clinician 
Advanced

Accessibility
If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

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CE Information

Continuing Education Credit is granted through Nefesh International for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

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This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Participants have to attend monthly consultations between Part 1 and Part 2, and only one consultation can be missed for satisfactory completion of the course.

Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

References:

Perepletchikova, F. (2020). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for pre-adolescent children: An overview of the model. In, L.A. Dimeff, S. Rizvi, & K. Koerner (Eds), Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice. NY: Guilford Press.

https://www.guilford.com/books/Dialectical-Behavior-Therapy-in-Clinical-Practice/Dimeff-Rizvi-Koerner/9781462544622

 

Perepletchikova, F. (2018). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for pre-adolescent children. In, M. Swales (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behavior Theory. UK: Oxford University Press.

https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198758723.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780198758723-e-25

 

Perepletchikova, F., Nathanson, D., Axelrod, S.R., Merrill, C., Walker, A., Grossman, M., … Walkup, J. (2017). Dialectical behavior therapy for pre-adolescent children with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: Feasibility and primary outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(10), 832-840.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28942805/

 

Perepletchikova, F., & Goodman, G. (2014). Two approaches to treating pre-adolescent children with severe emotional and behavioral problems: Dialectical Behavior Therapy adapted for children and Mentalization-Based Child Therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 24(4),  298-312.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273193118_Two_approaches_to_treating_preadolescent_children_with_severe_emotional_and_behavioral_problems_Dialectical_behavior_therapy_adapted_for_children_and_mentalization-based_child_therapy

 

Perepletchikova, F., Axelrod, S., Kaufman, J. Rounsaville, B. J., Douglas-Palumberi, H., & Miller, A. (2011). Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children: Towards a new research agenda for paediatric suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 16(2)116-121.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21643467/

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C)

Schedule

Day 1 Sunday, March 12 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Introduction to the Model: Current Evidence
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Biosocial Model
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Parent Training Component: Treatment Target  Hierarchy: Q & A

Day 2 Monday, March 13 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Orientation to treatment for parents
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Creating a change-ready environment
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Behavioral capability & Q&A

Day 3 Sunday, March 19 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Factors that interfere with effective parenting
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Introduction to DBT-C secondary targets
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Creating a validating environment Q & A

Day 4 Monday, March 20 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Introduction to behavior modification techniques: Reinforcement and shaping
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Ignoring and Punishment
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Dialectical Dilemmas of parenting: Q & A

Day 5 Sunday, March 26 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Individual Therapy: pre-treatment, didactics on emotions
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Individual Therapy: primary targets
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Skills training: Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance Q&A

Day 6 Monday, March 27 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Individual Therapy: pre-treatment, didactics on emotions
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Individual Therapy: primary targets
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Skills training: Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance Q&A

SCHEDULE PART 2 Day 1 Sunday, October 15 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Consultation questions
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Introduction to Core Problem Analysis (CPA)
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Main functions of CPA: Emotion Model: Q&A

Day 2 Monday, October 16 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Main functions of CPA: Cognitive restructuring
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Orientation to 10 Principles of CPA (principles 1-5)
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Orientation to 10 Principles of CPA (principles 6-10): Q&A

Day 3 Sunday October 22 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM CPA: Demonstrations/Videos
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Case Consultation 1
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM CPA: Practice and role-plays: Q&A

Day 4 Monday October 23 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Case Consultation 2
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Core sense of Self-Love: Conditions
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Core Sense of Self-Love: Intervention: Q&A

Day 5 Sunday October 29 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM Core sense of Safety: Intervention
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Case Consultation 3
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Core Sense of Belonging: Intervention: Combinations:Q&A

Day 6 Monday October 30 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30–9:00 AM Log-in and Test Set-Up
9:00 AM–10:15 AM CPA Profiles
10:15 AM–10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Case Consultation 4
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Q&A

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