DBT Strategies for Treating Multi-Problem Adolescents, Young Adults and their Families

Start Date: June 22, 2018
End Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm

Location: 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292


DBT Workshop with Alec Miller, PsyDWhen treating adolescents and young adults, it is critical to offer support and treatment to their families. Dr. Alec L. Miller, PsyD, co-founder and clinical director of Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants (CBC) in New York and internationally noted expert in DBT for adolescents and families, will teach you skills to enhance your work with younger clients and their families.

This Los Angeles workshop will focus on teaching orientation and commitment strategies to a younger client population, conducting a first session, targeting behaviors that interfere with treatment in clients and families, and addressing parent and teen/young adult life challenges and dialectical dilemmas.

The strategies and techniques in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provide useful insights and tools in working with adolescents and young adults and are linked to successful outcomes.

The workshop is appropriate for both trained DBT therapists as well as those interested in applying DBT strategies into their work.

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Create a plan to build and strengthen a client’s commitment to treatment.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of how to incorporate families in your work with teens and young adults, using a case study example.
  3. Explain how to target therapy-interfering behaviors in individual clients and family members.
  4. Describe several of the new skills taught in DBT and how to incorporate them into your practice.


8:00-8:30 am:Registration and continental breakfast
8:30-9:00 am:Introductions
9:00-12:00 pm:Lecture
12:00-1:15 pm:Lunch (on your own)
1:15-4:15 pm:Lecture
4:15-4:45 pm:Q&A


Alec L. Miller, PsyD, is co-founder and clinical director of Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants (CBC), a large group practice and training center based in White Plains and New York City, N.Y. He is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.

Since 1995, Dr. Miller has conducted clinical research and published extensively on DBT, including three books: DBT with Suicidal Adolescents, DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents and DBT Skills in Schools (DBT STEPS-A). He was also a lead trainer and co-investigator of the first randomized controlled trial of DBT with suicidal adolescents, published in 2014.

COST (Includes 6.0 CE credits and continental breakfast):
$150 for individuals
$120 each for groups of 4 or more
$120 for students (limited space)





Cancellation/Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your registration at a later date, please note that refunds will only be issued for cancellations made at least 24 hours before the workshop you register for. Refund request must be made in writing.

CPA Accredited: Clearview Treatment Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. Clearview Treatment Programs maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Prerequisites: This workshop is intended for doctoral-level psychologists, physicians, and terminal level master-degreed clinicians who have completed their own programs of study.

Intern level therapists are welcome to attend but are not eligible for CE Credits.

Questions? Contact Kim Cartwright at (310) 422-6847.

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Event categories: Event and Workshop.Event tags: CE credits and DBT.

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