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Five Day DBT Foundational: Adolescent - Family Emphasis

Monday August 31 - Friday September 4, 2020

The Schwartzberg Training Center at CBC, 1 N Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601

  Saranda Krasniqi | (914) 615-9049 | skrasniqi@cbc-psychology.com

This year, we will be offering the DBT Foundational and CBT Foundational virtually. Those who take the training through our virtual portal will receive all the same materials, small group practice sessions, and the same one-to-one experience that is normally provided in-person thanks to our facilitators. Discounts (see below) are available if you sign up for both Foundationals or if you sign up as a group. Early bird, student discounts, and discounts for attendees who have enrolled in a prior training at CBC are also available.

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The DBT Five-Day Foundational

DBT is now an established evidence-based treatment for multi-problem and self-harming adolescents. Dr. Alec Miller, Co-Founder of CBC, and his colleagues will teach the theories, structure, and practice of the DBT model, including strategies for individual sessions, skills training groups, inter-session coaching, and the effective management of a consultation team. The instructors will utilize various teaching formats including didactics, videos, role-play demonstrations and participant exercises. Research has shown DBT with adolescents to be effective in reducing self-harm behaviors, depression, hopelessness, dropout from treatment, psychiatric hospitalization, substance use and interpersonal difficulties.

The training will cover a range of strategies, and participants will:

  • Understand the biosocial theory of borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation as well as how to assess multi-problem youth
  • Practice orientation and commitment strategies effective for teenagers and families
  • Learn the treatment structure and targets for multi-problem, high-risk adolescents
  • Learn the various change and acceptance strategies used in individual DBT
  • Become familiar with the adolescent-family dialectical dilemmas, dialectical thinking and acting and how to teach it to teens and parents
  • Understand how to create and maintain adolescent skills training groups with and without caregivers
  • Learn the DBT skills taught in Rathus & Miller’s DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents

CBC Co-Founder and DBT-Foundational Course Director Dr. Alec L. Miller is a clinical psychologist, teacher, researcher, author, and disseminator of evidence-based treatments to clinical and school settings worldwide. He has conducted federally funded clinical research and published extensively in DBT, including the three leading textbooks titled: Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents; DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents; and DBT Skills in Schools (DBT STEPS-A). He was also a lead trainer and co-investigator of the first randomized controlled trial of DBT with suicidal adolescents that was published in 2014. He has been internationally recognized and received awards for his teaching of clinicians about how to conduct DBT with adolescents and families.

The DBT Foundational will be taught by Dr. Miller and a highly skilled team of CBC instructors who bring the same commitment to science-based training and practice. The CBC team of professionals has a specialized expertise in DBT and stay up to date with the latest cutting-edge advances. CBC instructors provide training and consultation to professionals, consumers, schools, and agencies and treat clients with a range of psychological problems to help them reach their life goals.


This Workshop is for:

Clinicians and members of existing consultation teams in agencies and schools.

35 Continuing Education Credits will be offered for the training for NY Social Workers and all Psychologists

Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CBC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Cognitive Behavioral Consultants, SW CPE, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0219.

Workshop Registration Fee and Deadline:

    • Registration and payment postmarked before June 8, 2020
    • Standard Rate - $1,400 / Student Rate $1,200
    • Registration and payment postmarked after June 8, 2020
    • Standard Rate - $1,500 / Student Rate - $1,300
    • Groups of five or more - $1,250 each participant
    • Student Scholarship Rate, please inquire - $500
    • Attend both CBT and DBT Foundational Trainings in 2020 - $1000 each training
    • Discount if previously attended the CBT Foundational - $1250

Please ask us about our rates for ongoing consultation!