17MH042 - Filling The Void: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder and Co-occurring Substance Use

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January 1, 1900 - May 15, 2017

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Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often describe a sense of “emptiness,” and therapists often find themselves challenged while helping them learn to “fill the void." Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been developed, tested and well-researched as a key modality in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, while also demonstrating efficacy in reducing symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD). When caring for clients with the co-occurring disorders of BPD and SUD, DBT is an indispensable tool. Dr. Zachary Rosenthal presents groundbreaking information on the assessment and treatment of adults with these two co-occurring disorders. He offers time-tested strategies to help clients reach treatment goals, despite the emotional, interpersonal, cognitive and behavioral problems which often arise in the therapy process. Dr. Rosenthal’s comprehensive approach outlines the theory, philosophy, structure, process and modes of DBT-SUD, as well as practical applications and ethical considerations. Experiential exercises are included in the workshop, designed to help highlight specific DBT-SUD skills, including mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Please join Dr. Rosenthal as he shares the key tenets of DBT and provides an excellent foundation for continued study and successful application with clients suffering from both BPD and SUD.

Includes 1 Hour of Ethics!

Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, and others interested in this topic

Mountain Area Health Education Center, Pisgah Room, 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
Mark Rosenthal, PhD