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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C)

General Information

Presenter: Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD. co-led by Casey Anderson, LCPC, DBT-LBC

Dates: Part 1: March/April, 2024; Part 2: October/November, 2024. See below for details.

Fee: $2600 USD. Fee includes full technical support, handouts, access to recordings, and CE credits. Please contact us at nachasconsulting@gmail.com for special group rates.

Venue: Online Webinar

CE Credits: 24

Part 1 is conducted over six days (4.5 hours each 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
Monday March 25, 2024. 9AM-5PM Eastern Time
Sunday-Monday April 7-8, 2024. 9AM-130PM ET
Sunday-Monday April 14-15. 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 27-28 9AM-130PM ET
Sunday-Monday November 3-4 9AM-130PM ET
Sunday-Monday November 10-11 9AM-130PM E
 
 
 

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.

Testimonials

1) I am thankful to have received DBTC training (Part I) with Dr. Perepletchikova and Dr. Kobernick.  The information that they have provided is invaluable to working with children, adolescents, and families.  The material is broken down in a way to keep the treatment simple for a variety of developmental stages.  The guidelines of the treatment gives me a greater sense of hope to be able to guide parents and families of those who are privileged to have supersensers.    Thank you to Dr. P and Dr. K for keeping the material informative, interesting, and for using humor to keep the group engaged.  Your personalities are dynamic.  I look forward to the consultation in between Part I and Part II and feel confident to start using much of the material in my clinical practice.  I can not wait for Part II.  
 
Jennifer Celli, LPC, RPT
DBT Center of NJ
Lawrenceville, NJ 
 
2) I would like to share a testimonial, as I have been dedicated to dbt in private practice, yet work primarily with children in my other job and have been winging it trying to apply dbt to children proactively when I see they may be headed down more dangerous maladaptive behavioral pathways. This training provided me with a road map to take my dbt practice into the school where I am a therapist. Dr P has boiled it down, concentrated it and tested it out and now has what seems to be a very practical and effective way to deliver the treatment in a proactive way to children. I often work with parents who are concerned about a dx or express skepticism about the dx if treatment doesnt yield immediate  results for their child. This training provides a way to bring them a treatment that fits with multiple dx so parents can feel empowered instead of encumbered by questions they can’t answer. It was so user friendly and well summarized, I started using the methods described in the training after the first week and have continued applying it, with positive feedback from parents.
 
Melissa Peaslee, MS, LMHC 
 
3) The training was wonderful! Not only did I learn all about DBTC but it also helped me look at DBT with fresh eyes as I have been doing DBT with Adolescents for 8 years now. This training has truly reinforced my passion for DBT as a whole. 
 
Delphine Naudin, LCSW
Outpatient Clinic- Clinical Director

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.

 

Casey Anderson, LCPC is a DBT-Linehan Board certified clinician and is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education counseling program. Mr. Anderson provides evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and their families who experience pervasive emotion dysregulation, suicidal behaviors, self-directed violence, disruptive problem behaviors, and/or traumatic stress. Mr. Anderson is also a presenter for the Behavioral Tech Institute, providing foundational trainings in dialectical behavior therapy. He is the co-founder of
Equilibrium Mental Health, LLC, a private practice dedicated to the provision of DBT education, assessment, and treatment services for children and their families.

Mr. Anderson received his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Mr. Anderson has professional experience in various settings including nonpublic educational placements, partial hospitalization treatment programs, and outpatient mental health clinics. He is a certified cognitive therapist through the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and previously practiced as a nondirective, child-center play therapist. Mr.
Anderson served as a faculty presenter and clinical supervisor at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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 26, 2024 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 10, 2024.  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

Our Grievance Policy for trainings is available HERE.  Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

CE Information

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

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. 

 

NBCC 

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting PLLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7503. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

 

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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 and 2 Monday, March 25, 2024 8:30-5:00 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

1:30–2:00 PM Break
2:00 PM–3:15 PM Orientation to treatment for parents
3:15 PM–3:30 PM Break
330 PM–4:45 PM Creating a change-ready environment
4:45 PM–5:00 PM Break
5:00 PM–6:30 PM Behavioral capability & Q&A

Day 3 Sunday, April 7, 2024 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, April 8, 2024 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 April 14, 2024 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, April 15, 2024 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, 2023 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Eastern Time 2024 COHORT Sunday October 27, 2024

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 2024 COHORT Monday October 28, 2024

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 2024 COHORT Sunday November 3, 2024

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 2024 COHORT Monday November 4, 2024

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 2024 COHORT Sunday November 10, 2024

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 2024 COHORT Monday November 11, 2024

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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