Live Event – DBT Special Applications for PTSD: An Experiential & Interactive Forum

Live Event – DBT Special Applications for PTSD: An Experiential & Interactive Forum

While classic adherent DBT has long been the primary approach for trauma-rooted Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT skills – when deployed strategically – can also be extremely effective in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. Despite DBT’s reputation as a rather prescriptive modality, it holds immense treatment potential when clinically deployed as a tailored set of skills. Join Dr. Emily Wharton for an interactive DBT participative forum as she teaches specialized flexible DBT approaches to treat PTSD and other forms of trauma (especially when more traditional forms of treatment just aren’t working).

This workshop will provide an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and will discuss how to provide DBT for PTSD flexibly with responsiveness to different forms of trauma. Experiential exercises, case examples, and multimedia will be used to provide applied, practical, clinical learning. The theory, model, and trauma-specific modules of DBT for PTSD will be presented, alongside discussions of how DBT for PTSD differs from the classical DBT model in its applications to trauma, such as the use of specific Anti-Dissociation skills and the incorporation of skills-assisted in-session exposure to the trauma memory. Examples of trauma-focused skills from each skills module (Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance) will be presented and practiced. The primary focus of this training is on how to provide DBT in a flexible, responsive, and individualized manner to clients struggling with trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

 

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Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, May 16, 2025 10:30am to 6:00pm CST / 11:30am to 7:00pm EST / 8:30am to 4:00pm PST

 

 

*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

 

Agenda:

10:30am -12pm: DBT for PTSD Model and how it differs from Classical DBT
12pm -12:15pm: Break
12:15pm – 1:45pm: DBT for PTSD Model of Trauma and Trauma Sequences
1:45pm – 2:45pm: Lunch
2:45pm – 4:15pm: Anti-Dissociation Skills and Trauma-Related Emotions in DBT for PTSD
4:15pm – 4:30pm: Break
4:30pm – 6pm: Incorporating Trauma-Specific DBT Skills into Skills-Assisted Exposures

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Describe the core tenets, principles, and underlying theory of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for PTSD.

b). Explain how the DBT for PTSD model fits the presentation of PTSD and how it differs from classical DBT.

c). Define anti-dissociation skills and their use in DBT for PTSD.

d). Identify how to create trauma sequences to address multiple traumatic events in clients’ history.

e). Explain how to engage clients in skills-assisted in vivo exposures.

f). Demonstrate how to engage clients in skills-assisted in-session exposure to the trauma memory.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Emily Wharton, PsyD

Material Author(s): Emily Wharton, PsyD

Dr. Emily Wharton is a Clinical Psychologist providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples in her private practice, and a Clinical Instructor at the Cognitive Behavior Institute, where she teaches courses in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Wharton has also served in roles of Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, and licensed clinical psychologist in the Palo Alto VA. She has provided supervision and training for VA and Stanford psychiatry residents, medical students, and psychology trainees in ACT, DBT, and MI. Dr. Wharton trained at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, San Francisco VA, UCSF, and Palo Alto VA. Dr. Wharton has also served as the Member-At-Large Director for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Wharton has given lectures and trainings for the Palo Alto VA, Stanford University, and the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science. Dr. Wharton has published papers and book chapters on ACT for PTSD, ACT for moral injury, mindfulness practices for anxiety disorders, and group trauma-focused CBT for parents of preterm infants. Learn more about Dr. Wharton at www.DrEmilyWharton.com/about-me.

 

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Live – ACT for OCD: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Skills for Enhanced OCD Treatment

Live – ACT for OCD: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Skills for Enhanced OCD Treatment

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been found to be effective for a wide range of clinical presentations, including anxiety, depression, substance use, pain, and transdiagnostic difficulties (Gloster et al., 2020). Since ACT was first studied in 1986, there have been over 1,039 randomized controlled trials examining ACT (Hayes, 2019). ACT has been studied in its application to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and studies have found that clients who receive ACT for OCD experience reduction in OCD symptoms, as well as additional reduction in concurrent depressive symptoms (Evey & Steinman, 2023; Philip & Cherian, 2021, Twohig et al., 2014; Twohig et al., 2010, Twohig et al., 2018). Rather than viewing OCD as a deficit or dysfunction, ACT uses a functional contextual approach to place the problem in the way one reacts to obsessive thoughts and urges, and how one becomes rigid in one’s behavioral responses in their contexts. ACT uses six core processes of change to reduce suffering and improve quality of life (Hayes et al., 2012). Each of the core processes of ACT are used to shift from OCD-based behaviors to connecting with one’s values in the face of obsessive thoughts and urges.

This workshop builds on the strong efficacy of ACT for OCD to provide attendees with a hands-on, interactive experience of the ACT core processes at work when ACT is integrated into Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD. Participants will gain a foundational understanding of ACT and its theoretical basis for application to OCD treatment. Experiential exercises and live role-play therapy demonstrations will be used to help participants see firsthand how ACT can be combined with Exposure and Responsive Prevention for enhanced treatment of OCD. Participants will leave with a strong understanding of how to engage clients in ACT for effective treatment of OCD, that not only reduces OCD symptoms, but leads to a more values-aligned life.

 

Regular Webinar Admission: $180 – Want to attend this event and any future event or course from our CE library AND professional development library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, March 14, 2025 10:30am to 6:00pm CST / 11:30am to 7:00pm EST / 8:30am to 4:00pm PST

 

 

*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

 

Agenda:

10:30am -12pm: Theoretical Basis and Model of ACT for OCD
12pm -12:15pm: Break
12:15pm – 1:45pm: Acceptance and Values for OCD
1:45pm – 2:45pm: Lunch
2:45pm – 4:15pm: Committed Action and Defusion for OCD
4:15pm – 4:30pm: Break
4:30pm – 6pm: Self-As-Context and Mindfulness for OCD

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Learn and describe the core tenets, principles, and underlying theory of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy applied to OCD.

b). Explain each of the six core processes of ACT and their application to OCD.

c). Illustrate how ACT interventions can help individuals with OCD build psychological flexibility.

d). Identify and describe how to move fluidly through core processes in moment-to-moment experiences in session.

e). Explain how to create values-based exposures for OCD based on willingness and values.

f). Describe how to use cognitive defusion to notice and disengage from OCD-based thoughts and compulsive urges.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Emily Wharton, PsyD

Material Author(s): Emily Wharton, PsyD

Dr. Emily Wharton is a Clinical Psychologist providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples in her private practice, and a Clinical Instructor at the Cognitive Behavior Institute, where she teaches courses in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Wharton has also served in roles of Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, and licensed clinical psychologist in the Palo Alto VA. She has provided supervision and training for VA and Stanford psychiatry residents, medical students, and psychology trainees in ACT, DBT, and MI. Dr. Wharton trained at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, San Francisco VA, UCSF, and Palo Alto VA. Dr. Wharton has also served as the Member-At-Large Director for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Wharton has given lectures and trainings for the Palo Alto VA, Stanford University, and the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science. Dr. Wharton has published papers and book chapters on ACT for PTSD, ACT for moral injury, mindfulness practices for anxiety disorders, and group trauma-focused CBT for parents of preterm infants. Learn more about Dr. Wharton at www.DrEmilyWharton.com/about-me.

 

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Live – ACT for Anxiety: Necessary Tools to Defeat Anxiety With Welcome Acceptance & Flexibility

Live – ACT for Anxiety: Necessary Tools to Defeat Anxiety With Welcome Acceptance & Flexibility

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been found to be effective for a wide range of clinical presentations, including anxiety, depression, substance use, pain, and transdiagnostic difficulties (Gloster et al., 2020). Since ACT was first studied in 1986, there have been over 1,039 randomized controlled trials examining ACT (Hayes, 2019). ACT has been studied in its application to anxiety disorders and studies have found that clients who receive ACT for anxiety experience an improved emotional state and greater psychological flexibility (Coto-Lesmes et al., 2020). Rather than viewing anxiety as a deficit or dysfunction, ACT uses a functional contextual approach to place the problem in the way one reacts to anxiety and becomes rigid in one’s behavioral responses in their contexts. ACT uses six core processes of change to reduce suffering and improve quality of life (Hayes et al., 2012). Each of the core processes of ACT are used to shift from anxiety-driven behaviors to connecting with one’s values in the face of anxiety.

This workshop builds on the strong efficacy of ACT for anxiety disorders to provide attendees with a hands-on, interactive experience of the ACT core processes at work in anxiety treatment. Participants will gain a foundational understanding of ACT and its theoretical basis for the treatment of anxiety. Experiential exercises and live role-play therapy demonstrations will be used to help participants see firsthand how ACT works with different facets of anxiety disorders. Participants will leave with a strong understanding of how to engage clients in ACT for effective treatment of anxiety disorders, that not only reduces anxiety symptoms, but leads to a more values-aligned life.

 

Regular Webinar Admission: $180 – Want to attend this event and any future event or course from our CE library AND professional development library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, January 31, 2025 10:30am to 6:00pm CST / 11:30am to 7:00pm EST / 8:30am to 4:00pm PST

 

 

*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

 

Agenda:

10:30am -12pm: Theoretical Basis and Model of ACT for Anxiety Disorders
12pm -12:15pm: Break
12:15pm – 1:45pm: Acceptance and Values for Anxiety
1:45pm – 2:45pm: Lunch
2:45pm – 4:15pm: Committed Action and Defusion for Anxiety
4:15pm – 4:30pm: Break
4:30pm – 6pm: Self-As-Context and Mindfulness for Anxiety

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Learn and describe the core tenets, principles, and underlying theory of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy applied to anxiety disorders.

b). Explain each of the six core processes of ACT and their application to anxiety.

c). Illustrate how ACT interventions can help individuals with anxiety disorders build psychological flexibility.

d). Identify and describe how to move fluidly through core processes in moment-to-moment experiences in session.

e). Explain how to create values-based exposures for anxiety, based on willingness and values.

f). Describe how to use cognitive defusion to notice and disengage from worry cycles and anxious thoughts.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Emily Wharton, PsyD

Material Author(s): Emily Wharton, PsyD

Dr. Emily Wharton is a Clinical Psychologist providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples in her private practice, and a Clinical Instructor at the Cognitive Behavior Institute, where she teaches courses in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Wharton has also served in roles of Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, and licensed clinical psychologist in the Palo Alto VA. She has provided supervision and training for VA and Stanford psychiatry residents, medical students, and psychology trainees in ACT, DBT, and MI. Dr. Wharton trained at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, San Francisco VA, UCSF, and Palo Alto VA. Dr. Wharton has also served as the Member-At-Large Director for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Wharton has given lectures and trainings for the Palo Alto VA, Stanford University, and the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science. Dr. Wharton has published papers and book chapters on ACT for PTSD, ACT for moral injury, mindfulness practices for anxiety disorders, and group trauma-focused CBT for parents of preterm infants. Learn more about Dr. Wharton at www.DrEmilyWharton.com/about-me.

 

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Course materials (including the link to view live events) are made available to webinar and in-person attendees 24-48 hours before the event start time. Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Addressing Addiction in a Disconnected World: Practical Tools & Techniques

Addressing Addiction in a Disconnected World: Practical Tools & Techniques

Addiction continues to be one of the most rampant epidemics we face in the world today. As providers we continue to struggle with finding effective solutions to combat addictive disorders. Due to the isolative nature of addiction, many individuals are desperate for connection and solutions to assist them in grasping for recovery but are unsure and unsuccessful in their attempts. In this online webinar, you will learn practical ways to reach individuals who are struggling with the battle of addiction. You will learn ways to address and improve treatment outcomes ,techniques and approaches to reach and stay connected with clients who are suffering from addictive or impulsive behaviors and effective interventions to make head way in recovery.

 

 

Cost: $142.50 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Learn and understand both how and why the epidemic of addiction has continued to grow.

b). Identify and describe tools to engage the most difficult-to-reach clients suffering from addictive disorders.

c). Analyze and discuss different methods that can be utilized to engage and move clients through the stages of change both individually and in group settings.

d). Develop and understand the different client resources that are available for supporting clients in recovery.

e). Identify and learn appropriate ways to address relapse.

f). Learn and understand crisis management tools and skills to useful in combating the epidemic of addiction.

g). Develop skills to increase self compassion and self motivation for change in clients struggling with addiction.

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel,  and Healthcare Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Megan Salar, MSW, ACADC

Material Author(s): Megan Salar, MSW, ACADC

Megan Salar, MSW, ACADC, is an EMDR Clinician, Trainer and Author who earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University in 2011. She has been extensively trained on the use of EMDR and other trauma-based interventions, and she specializes in the areas of trauma, abuse, attachment and substance abuse. Megan has trained thousands of clinicians across the U.S. and internationally to help them get the most out of EMDR, trauma and addiction treatment skills and evidence-informed best practices. Megan is the author of “EMDR Workbook for Trauma and PTSD: Skills to Manage Triggers, Move Beyond Traumatic Memories, and Take Back Your Life”, released by New Harbinger Publications in May of 2023. She is set to release “EMDR for Dummies” with Wiley Publishing in May of 2024. Megan previously owned/operated an intensive outpatient treatment center that was voted best in practice in 2019. She currently owns and operates her own Counseling, Consulting, and Training Business and is passionate about genuinely changing the landscape of mental health and trauma treatment through an authentic hands-on perspective that is uniquely her own.

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Solution-Focused Therapy Skills for Depression & Other Mood Disorders

Solution-Focused Therapy Skills for Depression & Other Mood Disorders

Depression doesn’t quite get as much “love” as anxiety on the continuing education front. Many clinicians feel they don’t need to pursue continuing education on the treatment of depression if they don’t “see those types of clients.” And the perception is that anxiety is more common (and carries less of a stigma) than depression. Well, as we are well aware from our graduate training, depression often co-occurs with anxiety, so it stands to reason that ALL of us need continuing education in the treatment of depression, no matter the client population or treatment setting we target or work with in our practice. To bolster this argument, “COVID depression” is a real thing, with the COVID/Depression connection well-documented in the latest medical literature. In fact, WebMD reports that in a COVID-19 survivor sample, over half of the studied subjects reported feeling depressed many months after recovering from the illness.

Please join us for a learning experience that will increase your ability to activate clients challenged by depression and low mood. Walk away with the confidence to use intuitive solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) skills and interventions immediately, no matter your therapuetic orientation. Discover how this powerful approach can be deployed to successfully treat even the most high-risk clients with depression and mood disorder symptomology. Modernize your clinical toolset to meaningfully engage with clients continually challenged by post pandemic woes that can result in self-harm and other high risk behaviors. In addition to these powerful SFBT tools adapted for mood disorders, this training also includes a set of helpful handouts and assessments tools, a Safety Action Plan, and a Mandatory Disclosure checklist you can use with clients, as well as a bibliography of helpful reading material for additional education.

In addition to the below formal course objectives this workshop will include the following additions:
1. The history of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
2. The difference between problem solving and solution building and how that moves clients toward treatment goals more efficiently in the treatment of depression.
3. Define a client in SFBT; especially with regard to depressive symptoms.
4. Identify which interventions and questions fit in the three parts of the skeleton.
5. Learn and practice the nuances of language needed to effectively use SFBT with clients challenged by depression.
6. Name and describe “The trifecta” to learn this approach to decrease symptoms of depression.

 

Cost: $75 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name and describe the eight principles of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

b). Learn and apply the three-part SFBT skeleton, specifically to address depressive symptoms.

c). Identify three intentional interventions and questions that fit in the three-part SFBT skeleton and how they decrease depressive symptoms and increase clients’ abilities to effectively manage depression.

 

Target Audience:

Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

Jodi Geis-Crowder has a passion for the helping profession to ensureaccess to care for all. She is also passionate about mentoring, supervising and training others to reach their professional potential. Jodi has spent the past 25 years dedicating her professional efforts to ensuring that individuals in rural, frontier areas in Northeast Colorado and Southeast Wyoming have access to quality, culturally meaningful behavioral health care and substance use disorder services, delivered by trained, competent providers. A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with four previous therapy dogs (2005, 2010, 2019 and 2021) and recently passed her test and credentialing with her Border Collie, Shay River, through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Jodi’s passion for culturally appropriate human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs and therapeutic horticulture for two community mental health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming. Jodi states, “I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to bring my passion for the natural world and rural culture into my professional work by developing programs that are culturally meaningful and support the rural culture.” She further states, “My original therapy dog, Mr. Big, taught me more about patience and unconditional love than any other relationship in my life. It is astounding to me how much he continues to teach me about grief and loss through his passing.”

Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director and telehealth clinical supervisor, and education and training coordinator in her years at Centennial Mental Health Center and Peak Wellness Center. Jodi developed animal assisted therapy, therapeutic horticulture and peer specialist programs during her tenure at Centennial Mental Health Center and was the architect for and developed a centralized, telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center. Jodi has extensive training and experience in working in the telehealth model. She authored an article regarding transitioning to working remotely and provided support to others transitioning to remote work during the Covid 19 Pandemic shut down in March, 2020. This article was used internally at Peak Wellness Center to support staff during this transition. Jodi also served as secretary of the Iliff Head Start Advisory Board for six years in Iliff, CO and is currently on the Absaroka Head Start Advisory Board in Worland, WY.

Jodi currently works full time as a telehealth clinical supervisor and trainer for Volunteers of America Norther Rockies (VOANR). Volunteers of America Northern Rockies merged with Peak Wellness Center in July of 2020 and serves the needs of individuals with behavior health care and substance use disorder challenges, as well as specializing in services for veterans in Montana, Wyoming and Western South Dakota. She enjoys teaching webinars and assisting others in their professional development under her private company JGC Enterprises, LLC in the areas of Ethics, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, working in the telehealth model and the human/animal bond. Jodi is also a professional mixed media and water color artist and hopes to volunteer at the Washakie County Library in Worland, WY, developing an animal assisted reading program for youth.

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