Too often as therapists we begin a case formulation during screening and precommitment with a person, and then put it aside once we've agreed to work together. But in doing so, we lose a central and dynamic blueprint for positive action in that person's life - particularly when the going gets tough in therapy sessions.
The biosocial model is one important aspect of formulating an individual's problems. It signals critical processes that lead to the development of emotion dysregulation. These processes are relevant to the maintenance of ongoing problem behaviors, and patterns of responding that create dialectical dilemmas for the individual. The biosocial model is a mainstay of understanding and collaboratively intervening to change transactions that undermine therapeutic alliance. This session will use a blend of teaching, clinical examples, individual case work, and discussion to focus on the role of the biosocial model in DBT case conceptualisation and in changing patterns of behaviour that ricochet between emotional vulnerability and self-invalidation.
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 a senior lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine at Wellington, and an assistant clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine. 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 working in Aotearoa.
You can contact us with any enquiries about this training.