Dialectical Behavior Therapy [2-Part Course]

September 20, 2023

Continuing Education - Dialectical Behavior Therapy [2-Part Course]

Wednesday, September 13 & Wednesday, September 20
9:30 am - 12:00 pm (with breaks)

 This course provides an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with adolescents. It is appropriate for clinicians of all levels who provide mental health services to adolescents. Topics reviewed will include: a) research on adolescent suicidal and self-harm behavior, b) research on DBT with adolescents, c) an overview of the theory underlying the DBT approach, and d) review of each component of the DBT approach and the primary techniques and interventions. This course will provide participants with a sufficient knowledge base to either (1) join an existing adolescent DBT treatment teams in their clinics or begin planning the implementation of an adolescent DBT program in their clinic, and/or (2) interact effectively with such treatment teams when working with adolescents enrolled in a DBT program.

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About the Speakers: Dr. Michele Berk is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is Joint Editor of CAMH. Dr. Berk is an expert on the treatment of suicidal adolescents. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University and completed post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania with Dr. Aaron Beck. She was on the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 9 years and joined the faculty at Stanford in September, 2015. 

Dr. Anaid Atasuntseva, PhD graduated from Palo Alto University and completed her doctoral internship at the Multicultural Training Program at University of California San Francisco (UCSF)/ Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). She is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Adolescent DBT program at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical specialties include working with children and adolescents with severe emotion dysregulation and anxiety. Her research interests focus on identifying barriers to accessing care and disseminating evidence-based treatments with diverse and marginalized populations.


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