How Well-Meaning, Empathetic Therapists Can Make Suicidal Clients Worse

Start Date: August 17, 2018
End Date: August 17, 2018
Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Location: 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Well-meaning therapists can inadvertently make their clients worse. This workshop will describe how that can happen and how to utilize DBT strategies to address suicidal clients effectively


Co-hosted with Compass Behavioral Health and the DBT Center of Orange County

Did you know that DBT has the most reliable treatment outcomes for chronically suicidal and self-injurious clients? Did you also know that DBT blocks hospitalizations and enforces a 24 hr rule by which a client can’t call their therapist for 24 hrs if they’ve self-harm or attempted suicide? How does this make sense and why are these strategies so effective?

In this training you will learn:

Case examples will be used to teach these principles and DBT strategies. The format will be open question and answer throughout the presentation.

Cost: $35 (includes lunch and 2 CEs)

Maggiano’s Little Italy is located on the corner of Bristol and Sunflower as a freestanding building located in the parking lot closest to Sears

2 CEs available for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and RNs.

Dr. Michele Lob PsyD., MFT, CEDS
Owner and Executive Director
DBT Center of Orange County





Cherie Mills, LMFT
DBT-Linehan Certified Clinician
Executive Director
Compass Behavioral Health




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.

CE Accreditation: Compass Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Compass Behavioral Health (Provider #89604) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s. Compass Behavioral Health (Provider #89604) maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.

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Event categories: Event and Workshop.Event tags: CE credits, DBT, and Orange County.

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