*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.
Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.
The overarching purpose of this training is to discuss issues related to the assessment and treatment of adults with co-occurring personality disorders and substance use disorders (SUDs). Individuals with this complex and multi-diagnostic presentation often meet diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD), and can be extraordinarily difficult to treat given the range of treatment targets and the emotional, interpersonal, cognitive and behavioral problems that may occur during sessions. This training will focus on one treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Substance Abuse Disorders (DBT-SUD), as a comprehensive approach to treating individuals with BPD and co-occurring SUDs. The theory, philosophy, structure, process and modes of DBT-SUD will be introduced. To facilitate learning, the training will include experiential exercises designed to help highlight the specifics of DBT-SUD skills, including mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness skills. This is not a comprehensive and intensive DBT-SUD training but is instead a general introduction to this treatment approach.
M. Zachary Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center
Director, Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program
Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatric and Behavioral Services
Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Gabriela Staley MEd, 704-512-6523