Skills Training: Utilization and Teaching of DBT
Skills to Individuals with
Presenter: Lynn McFarr, Ph.D.
Friday, March 14, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
CE Credits: 4.0
Course No.: LA031414
LACPA MEMBER: $100 LACPA STUDENT MEMBER: $50
NON-MEMBER: $135 STUDENT NON-MEMBER: $65*
PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
ON SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE IF SPACE PERMITS.
ADDITIONAL $20 FOR DAY OF REGISTRATION.
In this four-hour workshop, Dr. McFarr will provide a brief
overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and include the three modules of
skills used in clinical practice. These three modules include: Distress
Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation, with the core
of each module consisting of mindfulness skills. Dr. McFarr will provide a
brief introduction to dialectical skills and ways they are incorporated in
Participants will be introduced to the Biosocial Theory to
gain an understanding of biological and environmental bases of Borderline
Personality Disorder. Using this theoretical basis, workshop participants will
learn dialectical skills to use with and teach clients. Attendees will learn to
identify DBT skills that target problematic behaviors in emotion regulation.
Participants will have the opportunity for active practice during this
Lynn McFarr, Ph.D., is the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral/Dialectical
Behavior Therapy Clinic, Interim Training Director, and Interim Chief of
Psychology at Harbor
Center. She is also a
Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry for the David Geffen School of
Medicine, and the Director of CBT California (CBTC). Dr. McFarr utilizes
various CBT modalities with a diverse group of clients, including those in the
public and private sectors. She is an award winning trainer of psychologists,
psychiatrists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses in Cognitive Behavioral
Therapies including DBT, CBASP, and ACT. Additionally, she has been active in
founding and participating in professional organizations and has served as an
editor for Cognitive Therapy for eight years. She has twice been acknowledged
as Teacher of the Year for the Department of Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA and has
also received Psychologist of the Year from the Los Angeles County Department
of Mental Health.
Certification of Attendance for Continuing Education Credit
These workshops are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). LACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. LACPA also is approved by the Board of Behavioral Science as a provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) for MFTs and LCSWs: Provider No. PCE 276. The licensee is responsible for maintaining records of completed continuing education coursework. LACPA supplies a document that certifies the licensee was present for the entire program and earned the continuing education credits.
It is important to note that APA and BBS continuing education rules require that LACPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes for a six hour program, 10 minutes for a four or three hour program, 5 minutes for a two or one and one half hour program; after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.
Programs and locations subject to change.