Westchester Fall 2016 Workplace DBT Training Series

NYAPRS Note: The following comes to us courtesy of NYAPRS Co-President Alison Carroll. Fall 2016 Workplace DBT Training Series What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?

DBT is recognized as a best practice for treating self-harm and/or suicidal behaviors and has been adapted for patients with substance abuse disorders; patients with eating disorders; depressed senior citizens; adults with ADHD; and inmates in correctional settings.

DBT uses a cognitive behavioral approach infused with Zen principles and practices. These include a strong emphasis on acceptance of a person as they are, combined with the expectation that current behaviors need to change.

DBT Skills Training consists of four major components: Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Core Mindfulness Training.

Who this training is for: Community Mental Health Workers, Mental Health Clinicians, Persons in Recovery, Family Members, Teachers and Students.

We need to care for ourselves while helping others.

The Training: The training consists of six (6) 2 ½ hour sessions scheduled once per week for six consecutive weeks. Homework will be assigned each session and half of each successive session will be utilized for homework review and skills practice. It is imperative that participants attend each and every session to ensure effective training.

Track A Monday September 12, 2016 Monday, September 19, 2016 Monday September 26, 2016 Monday, October 3, 2016 Monday October 10, 2016 Monday, October 17, 2016

Training Times: 2:00 PM -4:30 PM

Fees: Agency sponsored: $350 Self pay $275

Track B Tuesday September 13, 2016 Tuesday September 20, 2016 Tuesday September 27, 2016 Tuesday October 4, 2016 Tuesday October 11, 2016 Tuesday October 18, 2016

Location: Human Development Services of Westchester 930 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

About the Trainer: A graduate of DBT skills training as a hospital outpatient, Deborah Max is a certified safety, ASIST (suicide intervention) and safeTALK (suicide awareness) trainer. She has provided technical assistance to peer run mental health programs throughout New York State assisting with the development of personnel policy and ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulatory guidelines. Deborah has provided training on harm reduction as it relates to trauma at NYAPRS, USPRA, NYS Case Management Coalition conferences and for Iona College's School of Social Work and the clinical staff at La Casa, TeleCare Corporation, Long Beach California.

THIS TRAINING COUNTS FOR 15 CASAC RENEWAL HOURS Register today for this popular six (6) part training series. Slots are Limited. First Come. First Serve. To learn more or book a slot

Contact Deborah at Deborah at deborahmax.com<mailto:Deborah at deborahmax.com>