Dialectical Behavior Therapy: SOS for Emotions



Dialectical Behavior Therapy: SOS for Emotions

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT

NASW-NYS Members: $45

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $75

Non-Members: $90

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy technique developed originally to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder. Currently, it is a model that has wide application to teach clients the skill of cross-diagnostic skill of emotional regulation.
It integrates cognitive-behavioral techniques with elements of mindfulness, acceptance, and dialectics. This course provides a solid understanding of the theory, principles, and application of DBT in clinical practice. Participants will learn the core components of DBT and how to effectively implement them in therapeutic settings.
This course provides an understanding of DBT theory, techniques, and application, equipping participants with the necessary skills to effectively implement DBT in clinical practice.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.    Understand the theoretical foundations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), including its origins and core principles.
2.    Identify the primary components of DBT, such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
3.    Apply DBT techniques and strategies to address specific clinical concerns, including emotion dysregulation, suicidal ideation, and self-harming behaviors..
4.    Demonstrate understanding in conducting individual DBT sessions, including structuring sessions, teaching skills, and problem-solving

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT, is a N.Y. Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of direct clinical treatment experience. Reji is a clinical instructor of continuing education courses; she specializes in teaching evidence-based treatment approaches – DBT, CBT, ACT, CFT, Positive Psychology, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness. Reji is a frequent instructor at NYU – SSW, and NASW. They have also taught at Hunter College and Brooklyn OHEL Institute for Training. Reji is an Integrative cognitive behavioral therapist. She incorporates many strategies within a skill-oriented therapeutic approach. Reji is both Neuroscience and Trauma-Informed. Reji also has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Supervision sessions will include training & teaching on a wide variety of current evidence-based strategies. She offers affordable supervision & mental health training for individuals, educational, and clinical settings. I am also an ARTS advocate. Reji arts advocacy work includes freelance health journalism and graphic design artistry. Reji is currently completing certification to be a REAT (Registered Expressive Arts Therapist) Please see Reji’s website for her visual arts project on “Positivity, Hope & The Art of Pause.” (Website: https://www.rejimathewphd-writer.com/).


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August 3rd, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $45.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $75.00
Non-Member $90.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 3.0