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CANCELLED - DBT 5-Day Comprehensive - Traverse City

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Start Date Monday, June 08, 2020
End Date Friday, June 12, 2020
Event Times Registration check-in begins at 8:30am
Training runs 9:00am-4:00pm
Park Place Hotel & Conference Center
300 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Event Details

• This training is designed for CMH, CMH service providers, PIHP, and PIHP service provider staff who are directly responsible for delivering DBT. 
• Due to the fact DBT is a comprehensive treatment that treats high-risk individuals, one’s core training ought to be comprehensive as well.
• IT IS EXPECTED THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL MAKE A FULL COMMITMENT TO ATTEND ALL 5 DAYS mindfully and will participate fully in discussion, role-plays and complete daily homework assignments. 
• Participants are asked to bring a copy of “Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder” by Marsha Linehan, PhD, with them to the training. 
• This is NOT a training that teaches DBT skills. There will be very little focus on DBT skills. The majority of the focus of this training will be to help clinicians on how to conduct individual DBT sessions. If your goal is to come to this training in order to learn DBT skills, do not attend. By attending, you understand and consent to knowing this ahead of time.

Fees $250 per person.
The fee includes training materials, continental breakfast and lunch for all 5 days.
Agenda Day 1
8:30–9:00am - Registration and continental breakfast
9:00–10:30am - Overview of Theoretical Underpinning of DBT & Pre-Treatment: Getting the Client Prepped
10:30–10:45am - Break
10:45am–12:00pm - The reason DBT uses irreverent communication
12:00–12:45pm - Lunch
12:45– 2:30pm - Distinguish between "negotiables” and “non-negotiables” & Translate Stage 1; Target behaviors onto a diary card
2:30–2:45pm - Break
2:45–4:00pm - Explain the role of pre-treatment in DBT
4:00pm - Conclusion of Day 1

Day 2
8:30–9:00am - Continental breakfast
9:00–10:30am - Identify targeted behaviors as life threatening behavior
10:30–10:45am - Break
10:45am–12:00pm - Identify targeted behaviors as therapy interfering behavior
12:00–12:45pm - Lunch
12:45–2:30pm - Three commitment strategies used in DBT; What is validation and why it is used in DBT
2:30–2:45pm - Break
2:45–4:00pm - 6 levels of validation
4:00pm - Conclusion of Day 2

Day 3
8:30–9:00am- Continental breakfast
9:00–10:30am - “Radical genuineness”
10:30–10:45am - Break
10:45am–12:00pm - First four sessions in pre-treatment & Beginning strategies in individual therapy
12:00–12:45pm - Lunch
12:45– 2:30pm - Implement 5 steps to conduct behavioral chain analysis & Reasons behind using behavioral chain analysis
2:30–2:45pm - Break
2:45–4:00pm - Identify behaviors targeted as “active passivity”
4:00pm - Conclusion of Day 3

Day 4
8:30–9:00am - Continental breakfast
9:00–10:30am - Identify behaviors targeted as “apparent competence” and “unrelenting crisis”
10:30–10:45am - Break
10:45am–12:00pm - Identify behaviors targeted as “inhibited grieving” and “emotional vulnerability” & Identify behaviors targeted as “self-invalidation”
12:00–12:45pm - Lunch
12:45–2:30pm - 3 DBT skills that treat “active passivity” & 3 DBT skills that treat “apparent competence” and “unrelenting crisis”
2:30–2:45pm - Break
2:45–4:00pm - 3 DBT skills that treat “inhibited grieving”
4:00pm - Conclusion of Day 4

Day 5
8:30–9:00am - Continental breakfast
9:00–10:30am - 3 DBT skills that treat “emotional vulnerability”
10:30–10:45am - Break
10:45am–12:00pm - 3 DBT skills that treat “self-invalidation” & 3 arbitrary rules of treating suicidal clients in DBT
12:00–12:45pm - Lunch
12:45–2:30pm - 5 known short-term risk factors for suicide; Roles of individual therapist and team with clients in crisis
2:30–2:45pm - Break
2:45–4:00pm - Differentiate between consultation-to-the patient strategies vs. consultation-to-the environment strategies
4:00pm - Conclusion of Training
Who Should Attend

This event is sponsored by the adult mental health block grant and is only intended for persons who serve adults through CMH, CMH Service Providers, PIHP, and PIHP providers in the state of Michigan. This seminar contains content appropriate for medical directors, clinical directors, case workers, support coordinators, and other practitioners at all beginning level of practice.

Presenter(s) Josh Smith, MSW, LMSW, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician, Co-Owner of DBT Institute of Michigan

Upon Josh getting his Master's Degree in Social Work in 2002, he became an outpatient therapist for Pines Behavioral Health in Coldwater, Michigan. After leaving Pines, Josh went on to lead numerous DBT program development trainings in all levels of care (inpatient, partial/day programs, outpatient, residential and forensic) for both adolescents and adults. From 2005-2012, he was a trainer in DBT for PESI, LLC. During this time, he gave over 300 lectures on DBT all over the United States. From 2012-2015, he contracted with the Department of Corrections in the State of Wisconsin to help train and develop successful DBT programs within multiple adult correctional facilities. Josh is currently the trainer and consultant in DBT for various agencies across the country. Josh is a Clinical Instructor in the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University where he teaches DBT to MSW students as well as psychiatry residents. He currently provides supervision to a number of clinicians in DBT from across the country in a variety of settings. Josh is a Certified DBT Individual Therapist by the Linehan-Board of Certifiers.
CEUs 27.5 Continuing Education Hours:
Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 27.5 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818.
Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHAM is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 27.5 related contact hours. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the training brochure containing the descriptions along with their attendance record form.
Certificate Awarded: At the conclusion of this conference, turn in your Certificate of Attendance form to the CMHAM Staff to be approved. You will turn in the top sheet & retain the bottom sheet which serves as your certificate. No other certificate will be given.
Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Administrative Executive;; 517-374-6848
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at for resolution.
*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CEUs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEUs in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Cancellation Policy Substitutions are permitted at any time. No-shows will be billed at the full training rate. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given.
Weather Policy Trainings will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund training fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the website for scheduling delays and event updates.
Grant Funding/Sponsors Mental Health Block Grant Language:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.