Formulating problems according to DBT principles while starting work with a person struggling with emotion dysregulation and high risk behaviour can be like trying to do complex algebra in the middle of a motorway. This session focusses on a key aspect of formulations; identifying and prioritising therapy targets and ensuring these are based on the person's goals for their life. Participants are invited to discuss cases that they are struggling to conceptualise from a DBT standpoint, provided no identifying details are included. The session will use a blend of teaching, clinical examples, individual case work, and discussion to focus on the client's goals, and the target hierarchy in DBT conceptualisation.
About our Web Series events:
This two-hour online Zoom group seminar is part of an online series designed to support practitioners in their DBT practice and professional development. A single DBT trainer will present an area of DBT study and progress its application to your context. Events may involve activities, discussion and Q+A for participants. There will be a maximum of 20 participants for each event. You will need a suitable device with a webcam and a reliable internet connection capable of streaming 'youtube' style video. When registered, we will send more information about the process of joining and particpating in the Zoom meeting.
Note: if this training is sold out then you will be able to join a waitlist. If we repeat this training then those on the waiting list will be the first to be offered a place for the new training.
Dr Emily Cooney is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the US, the UK, and New Zealand with children and adults in a range of inpatient and outpatient settings, with a particular focus on DBT. She is an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, where she co-directs the DBT and DBT for substance use disorder teams within an Intensive Outpatient Program. Emily served as a research therapist on two trials of DBT under Dr Marsha Linehan, and was the principal investigator on two DBT feasibility trials in New Zealand. One examined DBT for self-harming adolescents, and the other trialled DBT skills training for men with anger-related problems. She provides training in DBT via Behavioral Tech as well as DBTNZ, and loves opportunities to come home and spend time with dedicated clinicians in Aotearoa.
You can contact us with any enquiries about this training.