Using DBT to address Substance use Disorders (SUD)
Date: Friday 6/9/23
Time: 1:00p-4:15p MST
CEUs offered: 3
Presented by: Gregory Pratt MSW, LISW-S (OH); LCSW (CO); Rebecca Elliston MSW, LCSW (CO) & LISW-S (KY & OH)
Modality: Live, Interactive Session with Activities & Discussion
Attendance: This training is offered 100% in person (no recordings or digital attendance available)
• Location: Regis University
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall Rm 307
3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
Cost: Free for Colorado Clinicians (Space is limited to 25 participants)
To Receive Course Credit Participants Must:
• Attend and engage with the entire training.
• Complete the post-training evaluation.
• Certificates will be sent (via Email) within seven business days of confirming attendance and receiving the evaluation.
Links to Access Material:
• To training evaluation (to be submitted once training is completed): The link will be shared 2-3 days before the training, as well as during the training.
This program offers a unique approach to substance use concerns by incorporating the skills and structure of DBT. Providers will learn how they can better support their client’s recovery by incorporating DBT into their substance use skills. Participants will learn when incorporating DBT is most appropriate, the DBT approach towards abstinence,
• Participants will recognize clients who may benefit from incorporating DBT into their substance misuse treatment.
• Participants will be able to modify their existing clinical approaches to incorporate aspects of DBT.
• Participants will be able to recognize the DBT abstinence model and teach it to their clients.
• Participants will be able to recall specific DBT tools & skills that may be particularly useful in supporting a client’s recovery.
Audience & Skill Level:
• Intermediate- This session is designed for clinicians with some understanding of both DBT and substance use treatment. Although prior training is not a pre-requisite, clinicians without this prior training may benefit less than those who are more prepared to recall and apply different aspects of SUD and DBT treatment.
1:00-1:30 Review client characteristics that are best suited for DBT informed care.
1:30-2:00 Discuss the DBT treatment hierarchy as applies to substance use.
2:00-2:30 Review the DBT approach to abstinence and recovery
2:45-3:15 Adapting the use of the DBT diary card to focus on recovery
3:15-3:45 Burning bridges, building bridges, and practicing alternative rebellion
3:45-4:15 Addressing issues with motivation and/or adaptive denial
4:15- Q&A, Discussion, Evaluations
Gregory Pratt is an independent licensed social work with supervisory status (LISW-S) in the state of Ohio and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Colorado. Gregory is a clinical director with Mindfully LLC and actively supports clients and clinical supervisees working to promote recovery and coping with substance use related concerns. He is a member (and former leader of) Mindfully’s addictions team as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) team.
Rebecca is a supervising social worker (LCSW [CO] & LISW-S [KY & OH]) and registered yoga teacher (RYT). She has held many roles throughout her career including case manager with the VA, traveling social worker, as well as adjunct professor where she’s worked to sharpen the clinical skills of fellow professionals. Currently she is serving as the Chair of Program Development for a non-profit committee supporting homelessness and substance use. Becca has had the privilege of presenting her expertise and/or research at multiple professional conferences, academic publications, and legislative committees. She brings all of these experiences together to help inform and empower clinicians to better serve their clients.
Ohio CSWMFT Approval
This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education. In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number 50-24074).
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Mindfully has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7322. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mindfully is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
For questions, comments or concerns:
Please contact TrainingCenter@Mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300
• Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: TrainingCenter@mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation. All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others.
• Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: TrainingCenter@mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have.
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