Yesterday concluded a four-day training titled Summer in Seattle with Marsha & Friends: Advanced Topics in DBT. This new training from Behavioral Tech, a Linehan Institute company, offered participants the opportunity to learn from six noted DBT experts, each teaching from their area of DBT expertise and sharing new research developments in the field.
In the post-training evaluation, one participant wrote, “I got so many helpful, specific ‘tidbits’ that built onto what I already knew and will enhance my effectiveness. You hit on so many key topics that clinicians who have been practicing for a while really need!”
The training covered specialized content frequently requested form our customers, including using exposure in DBT, challenges in working with suicidal clients, the DBT consultation team, implementing DBT to fidelity, getting to the heart of clients’ problems, and new mindfulness skills.
“[It’s] always helpful to hear Marsha in person – she is irreplaceable – [I] always learn more from her! [I’m] very grateful to hear the range of speakers on the various topics and delighted with depth of expertise I heard in clinical practice,” said one participant.
The advanced training in Seattle, WA, drew an international group of participants, with attendees from the United States, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Australia, and New Zealand. It is very exciting for Behavioral Tech to see a diverse demographic like this; it gives us the opportunity to disseminate DBT worldwide by developing the skills and expertise of clinicians from around the world – these individuals can return to their homes and advocate and lead the adoption of DBT treatment in their communities.
Many thanks to our passionate trainers who led this training: Tony DuBose, PsyD, Melanie Harned, PhD, ABPP, Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, PsyD, Jennifer Sayrs, PhD, ABPP, Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, and André Ivanoff, PhD. According to one of our participants, you offered “very well structured material [and] expertise at the ultimate level!”