Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Teens & Adolescents: Built In Family Interventions

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021,

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Webinar!

Includes a pdf of the presentation.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists.

Content level: This course is designed for professionals who operate at a beginner to advanced level.

NCASPPB Approved for up to 3 hours of continuing education

NBCC ACEP # 7091, CE Training Workshops has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7091. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CE Training Workshops designates this continuing education activity for 3 continuing education hours.

CE Training Workshops is officially on file with NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an Approved Education Provider #211428. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course will provide for 3 CE hours.

ADACBGA #2021-03-001 approved for 3 continuing education hours.

CE Training Workshops LLC, #1770, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Training Workshops LLC maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 08/02/2021 – 08/02/2022.   Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

CE Training Workshops is an approved provider through CE Broker #50-29907 with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling AND SC Labor Licensing Regulation.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based form of cognitive-behavioral therapy for teenagers and adults who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. DBT for family work also addresses the adolescent/parent struggles which can include addressing the shifting power dynamics as an adolescent matures, determining what is “normal” behavior for the adolescent, and assessing needs for adolescent independence. In this training, we explore the core concepts and benefits of DBT in working with teens and families and explore interventions and strategies for both group and individual sessions.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Define Core Concepts of DBT

Summarize the benefits of utilizing the DBT approach with Teens

Implement DBT’s built-in interventions for Family-Based Therapy

Exhibit specific strategies for DBT teen groups & individual sessions

Meet Your Facilitator

Portia Purcell is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Board-Certified Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She earned her Masters degree in Community Counseling with a certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling in 2011 from UNC Charlotte‘s CACREP program.

As a dedicated and compassionate therapist, Portia has provided counseling to clients ranging from adolescents to elder adults with a wide variety of clinical symptoms and concerns. Her primary focus for the last few years has been treating patients with high suicidality, self-harm behaviors, family functioning issues, as well as depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders. Utilizing her eclectic clinical approach, she has effectively treated high risk, and often deemed “ difficult to treat ” clientele using CBT, DBT, and other interventions within the individual, group, family, and crisis response settings.

It is Portia’s hope to continuously learn and grow as a clinician and to help others create and live a life worth living.


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