Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Concepts and Clinical Practice
Presenter(s): Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT-in-Training
NASW-NYS Members: $60
NASW Other Chapter Member: $120
This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is evidence-based Behavior therapy treatment model formulated by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. for the purpose of treating persons with borderline personality disorder. Currently, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a widely accepted treatment approach to treat a broad range of clinical conditions and populations: Adolescents, Eating Disorders, Substance Use and Self-Harming/Distressed Individuals.
This mini-course will review DBT theory and research to provide a basic framework for understanding the treatment of problems with self/emotional regulation. This course will offer a practical skills approach for students to utilize in clinical settings.
(DBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on teaching coping skills to target difficulties with self-regulation.
The DBT approach is an evidence based therapeutic approach and can be applied across many diagnostic categories and treatment populations.
The DBT model will be taught both as a comprehensive approach and also as a set of skills that can be applied in an individual session.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the main Philosophy and principles of DBT.
- Identify an experiential sampling of DBT techniques that can be applied with clients.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to use skills independent of the model to improve coping skills with clients.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how skills are used in the context of a comprehensive treatment model.
This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hour(s).
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).
Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT-in-Training, 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/).