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Education and Training

McLean Conferences

DBT Skills Training Conference

June 8-10, 2017
Conference Center at Waltham Woods

About the conference

This offering is a collaboration of the McLean Hospital Borderline Personality Disorders Training Institute and the Linehan Institute/Behavioral Tech. This three-day workshop features prominent DBT masters with combined clinical, academic, and research expertise. It assumes a fundamental knowledge of DBT skills, and will go beyond the content of skills to gain a more sophisticated understanding of how DBT skills fit in the larger treatment context, the research behind skills, and the nuance of application of skills with specific persons in specific situations. A highlight of each day will be the “Debate of the Day,” a discussion among trainers where they share their knowledge and clinical experience, and express their opinions DBT skills and related matters.

The workshop will use lecture, extensive demonstration, and discussion among experts to achieve its objectives. This course is designed for mental health professionals with a basic of DBT skills content who want to develop more facile application of the skills at a higher level. Participants should have read the DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, and bring a copy of the manual and the DBT Skills Training Manual handouts and worksheets with them to the workshop.

Registration and course description

Offered by the McLean Hospital Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute