DBT PE is an evidence based protocol for treating ‘stage 2’ and PTSD problems for BPD and related DBT clients. It targets stage 1 and stage 2 problems within the first year of treatment and has demonstrated substantial further reductions in suicidal behaviour. We are delighted to be able to offer this training in New Zealand, provided by the developer of the DBT-PE protocol. This is a special opportunity to spend an extended period of time with a master clinician and researcher learning a protocol that is highly compassionate and data-driven, focussing on a very humane cause: supporting emotionally dysregulated and traumatised people to become free from a life of trauma-related suffering. This training is packed full of case examples, practical guidance and session recordings. Many of those who have attended cite it as the best training they have ever experienced. Click here to read more about DBT PE.
This 4-day workshop is designed to provide intensive training in how to integrate PTSD treatment into standard DBT. Participants will learn the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol for treating PTSD, one of the newest developments in DBT research and practice. This protocol can be added to standard DBT to allow for integrated treatment of PTSD, suicidal and self-injurious behavior, and other co-occurring problems. Participants will learn how to use DBT strategies to prepare high-risk and multi-problem clients for the DBT PE protocol as well as how to determine when clients are ready to begin formal PTSD treatment. The structure and procedures of the DBT PE protocol will be taught in a session-by-session format with extensive opportunities to watch video examples and practice delivering each of the primary treatment components. Particular attention will be paid to discussing strategies for overcoming common problems that arise during PTSD treatment with high-risk and multi-problem clients as well as how to tailor the treatment to address the complex characteristics of this client population.
This workshop is intended for mental health professionals who:
Dr Melanie Harned, PhD, ABPP
Melanie Harned, Ph.D., ABPP is a Psychologist and Coordinator of the DBT Program at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. Dr. Harned has previously worked as the Director of Research for Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington (2006-2018), Director of Research and Development for Behavioral Tech, LLC (2014-2017), and Director of Behavioral Tech Research, Inc. (2013-2016). Dr. Harned’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol to treat PTSD during DBT as well as methods of disseminating and implementing this and other evidence-based treatments into clinical practice. She regularly provides training and consultation nationally and internationally in DBT and DBT PE. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington.
Dr Lorie Ritschel, PhD
Dr. Ritschel earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas, and she completed postdoctoral fellowships at Duke University Medical Center and Emory University School of Medicine. She is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where she directs the CBT training program for psychiatry residents. In addition, she holds a faculty appointment at Duke University in the School of Nursing. Dr. Ritschel is a certified DBT therapist through the DBT-LBC and is an expert trainer of DBT and the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol. She provides training and consultation in CBT, DBT, PE, and Behavioral Activation as well as educational trainings in self-injury, suicide, borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, mindfulness, and hope. She is a co-founder of the Triangle Area Psychology Clinic (TAP), an outpatient clinic in Durham, NC that specializes in DBT and other empirically supported treatments for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. At TAP, Dr. Ritschel directs the clinical training program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. She is particularly passionate about working with emotionally dysregulated adolescents and their families.
Note: If registration numbers are low we may provide the event with only one trainer (Dr Harned).
You can contact us with any enquiries about this training.