Live Webinar October 19 - DBT for Suicidal Adolescents: With an Emphasis on Mindfulness and Validation with Dr. Alec L. Miller
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Thursday, October 19, 2023
11:00 AM- 12:30 PM Eastern/ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Central/ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mountain/ 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific
1.5 CE Credits Awarded
$15 Student ABCT Members / $25 ABCT Members / $35 Non-Members
All prices listed in US currency
Today's youth are faced with a multitude of stressors that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. The social, emotional, behavioral and academic functioning of young people have been dramatically impacted. Dr. Alec Miller and his colleagues’ adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy has become the only well-established evidence-based treatment for adolescents presenting with suicidal behavior along with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges. DBT teaches youth and their caregivers a variety of acceptance-based and change-based skills to use to cope more effectively in their lives. This webinar will provide participants with an overview on DBT with adolescents as well as a deeper dive into two critical acceptance-based skills used with teens: Mindfulness skills and validation skills. Validation skills might be the most effective tool you will learn to help regulate your client’s emotions (and your own).
Dr. Alec Miller is an internationally-renowned licensed clinical psychologist, trainer, and treatment developer of dialectical behavior therapy. He is currently Co-Founder and Co-Director of Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants, a clinical, training, and research center based in White Plains and Manhattan, NY, President, of the Access Psychology Foundation, and he is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. From 1995-2015, he served as Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Director of the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, and Associate Director of Psychology Training, at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Miller has headed clinical-research teams adapting DBT for numerous patient populations and settings including schools. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters as well as the three primary texts on DBT with adolescents. He received his BA from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University.
At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify the mental health challenges of youth post-pandemic.
2. Discuss the impact of these challenges on youth from minority backgrounds.
3. Describe the impact technology has on today’s youth.
4. Explain how effective DBT is for suicidal multi-problem adolescents and families.
5. List the modalities of comprehensive DBT with adolescents.
6. Explain the outcome data from research trials evaluating DBT for suicidal adolescents.
7. Discuss DBT’s biosocial theory of emotional dysregulation.
8. Explain what dialectical means in relation to DBT treatment.
9. Convey the rationale for DBT Mindfulness skills.
10. Describe the content of the Core Mindfulness skills training module.
11. Describe the function of validation on self and others.
12. Describe 3 important steps in the use of validation in DBT.
1. Miller, AL, Rathus, JH, & Linehan, MM. (2007). Dialectical behavior therapy with suicidal adolescents.
2. Miller, AL, Rathus, JH, Dexter-Mazza, ET, Graling, K, & Brice, CS. (2020) Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents. In, Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice 2nd Edition. Dimeff, LA, & Rizvi, S. (Eds). Guilford Press.
3. Rathus, JH, Miller, AL, Berk, MS, & Halpert, R. (2020). DBT with Adolescents: A Review of the Research Handbook of Research on Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Bedics, J (Ed). Elsevier.
4. Rathus, JH, & Miller, AL. (2015). DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents. Guilford Press.
5. Mehlum, Miller et al (2014): DBT for Adolescents with Repeated Suicidal and Self-Harming Behavior: A Randomized Trial
6. McCauley E: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018;75(8):777–785. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.1109Berk MS Asarnow JR, et al. Efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents at High Risk for Suicide
About the Moderator: Dr. Laurie Zandberg, PsyD is an anxiety and exposure therapy specialist serving residents of PA and PSYPACT participating states via telehealth. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research collaborations have focused on identifying mechanisms of change and improving access to evidence based treatments for eating disorders, OCD, and PTSD.
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