Becky Newman, PsyD, works as a
as a clinical psychologist at the Kaiser SSF Dept of Psychiatry, where
she developed and currently runs the Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dr Newman has also taught graduate level courses at the California
School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco and hong Kong in
topics including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior
Therapy, and Clinical and Ethical Issues.
is This Course For?
Behavior Therapy (DBT)
is the treatment of choice and is empirically validated for working
with those with multiple severe diagnoses, especially including
Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Abuse, chronic Depression
and Binge Eating Disorder.
you are working with patients who have multiple problems, high risk
behaviors and emotional dysregulation, this workshop will help you work
more effectively and feel more competent in working with them.
eight-hour workshop will introduce you to the theoretical background
and structure of DBT. We will move quickly into learning
mindfulness-based coping skills that increase the ability of patients
to regulate their emotions and reduce impulsive behaviors. The focus
will be on using these skills in individual work with patients.
A Multi-Part Workshop
of DBT: The initial day-long workshop focuses both on
background and skill development
Building on the Foundations:
A telephone Call-In and a second (half-day) workshop are
scheduled at approximately one month intervals in order to provide an
opportunity for follow-up and feedback.
After using the foundational material, it is likely that participants
will have questions of clarification and some need for informal
consultation. The Call-In will be primarily Q&A, not presenting
new material. The second workshop is for participants to describe and
discuss concrete situation to get guidance from the instructor.
are the Benefits?
DBT was created for
individuals with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
is the most empirically validated treatment for this diagnosis.
it is seen as the most effective treatment for this life-threatening
training for trainees and those with limited
resources is rare.
Individuals with BPD are high
utilizers of services at community mental health agencies
and achieving treatment success without use of DBT has been notoriously
Informal case consultation from
instructor and peers in convenient Call-In as well as a live workshop
11 CE Hours through
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Live -- One Beach
9am - 5pm
12 Noon - 1PM
Live -- One
Beach Street/San Francisco
10am - 2pm