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  • 2-day workshops – $250.00
  • 3-day workshops – $375.00

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Hillside offers a continuum of mental health care of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. To fulfill our mission to help children and teens with mental health issues successfully transition to adulthood, Hillside not only treats clients in their mental health facilities in the Atlanta, we also use our expertise in behavioral health to train other mental health professionals in some of the treatment modalities we are successfully implementing in our continuum of care.
Browse our course selection below to register or for upcoming courses and their registration enrollment periods.

2019 Comprehensive DBT Training Series

with Dr. Kimberly Vay, ED.D LPC, CPCS DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician

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2-Day DBT Fundamentals:

Theory, Structure, Targets & Treatment Strategies

  • Thursday – Friday, June 6-7, 2019 or
  • Monday-Tuesday, July 29-30, 2019
Workshop Description
This two-day training is designed specifically for clinicians who are looking for a greater understanding of Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT). It is designed to train newer DBT therapists in the standard content of DBT. This workshop will dive deeper into the treatment structure, modes of treatment and treatment strategies. We will explore the treatment hierarchy, therapy interfering behaviors and commitment strategies. Lecture, video, role-play and small group exercises will be used to teach DBT theory, strategies, and techniques in depth. Participants will learn the structure of DBT treatment (both in individual and group sessions).

Educational Objectives
  • Identify the modes, the functions, and the treatment agreements made in DBT
  • Implement the structure, goals, and stages of DBT
  • Explain the Biosocial Model of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Explain the dialectical nature of DBT
  • Demonstrate how dialectics are used in DBT
  • Identify the levels of validation
  • Demonstrate the use of validation to balance the change strategies in treatment
  • Implement telephone coaching
  • Demonstrate an understanding of important concepts in DBT
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply important concepts in DBT
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately apply DBT strategies
  • Demonstrate the use of DBT commitment strategies
  • Identify in-session Therapy Interfering Behaviors
  • Practice the techniques of DBT by role-playing, as coached by the instructors and be better able to
    describe and apply treatment strategies
  • Demonstrate the different communication strategies of DBT.
  • Implement the DBT case management strategies
Continuing Education Credits
This two-day training is approved for 12.25 clock hours by:

  • NBCC: Hillside® has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6948. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. Hillside is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • GSCSW: Application has been submitted for core continuing education hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work.
  • MFTs: Related Hours
    This training meets the requirements for DBT-related didactic training hours that can be used toward DBT certification through the DBT Linehan Board of Certification.
Speaker
Kimberly Vay, Ed.D, LPC, 
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician ™
Dr. Vay has been working with children, adolescents, adults and families for over a decade. As the first DBT Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician ™ in the state of Georgia, Dr. Vay has extensive experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in her clinical work in residential treatment and outpatient settings.

Dr. Vay in proficient in the comprehensive protocol of DBT and has advanced formal training in Radically Open DBT(RODBT), Prolonged Exposure-DBT for trauma (DBT-PE), DBT protocol adapted for children (DBT-C) as well as Level One and Two of Theraplay® and Group Theraplay®.

Dr. Vay is a skilled clinician and an experienced speaker who has presented at multiple professional conferences and facilitate training for clinicians, residential treatment staff, educators, and parents.

Schedule - Day 1
8:00 – 8:30: BREAKFAST & SIGN-IN
8:30 – 8:45: INTRODUCTION & MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
8:45 – 9:30: OVERVIEW AND RESEARCH SUPPORTING DBT
9:30 – 11:00: BIO-SOCIAL THEORY
11:00 – 11:15: BREAK
11:15 – 12:30: STRUCTURING THE TREATMENT – PART I (PRINCIPLES, MODES, AGREEMENTS, & ASSUMPTION)
12:30 – 1:30: LUNCH
1:30 – 1:45: MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
1:45 – 2:30: INTRO TO CONSULTATION TEAM & PHONE COACHING
2:30 – 3:30: STRUCTURING THE TREATMENT – PART II (GOALS, STAGES, TARGETS)
3:30 – 4:00: MINDFULNESS – HOMEWORK, Q&A, WRAP UP & EVALUATION

Schedule - Day 2
8:00 – 8:30: BREAKFAST & SIGN-IN
8:30 – 8:45: MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
8:45 – 9:30: HOMEWORK REVIEW
9:30 – 11:00: IDENTIFYING TREATMENT TARGETS: SUICIDALITY, SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR (SIB), THERAPY-INTERFERING BEHAVIOR (TIB), & SECONDARY TARGETS
11:00 – 11:15: BREAK
11:15 – 12:30: TARGETING BEHAVIORS WITH DIARY CARDS
12:30 – 1:30: LUNCH
1:30 – 1:45: MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
1:45 – 2:30: COMMITMENT STRATEGIES
2:30 – 3:30: VALIDATION – LEVELS OF VALIDATION
3:30 – 4:00: MINDFULNESS – HOMEWORK, Q&A, WRAP-UP & EVALUATION

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2-Day DBT Skills:

Effective Instruction and Implementation

  • Monday-Tuesday, June 24-25, 2019 or
  • Thursday-Friday, August 29-30, 2019
Workshop Description
This 2-day workshop will review all of the skills modules in DBT, highlighting the changes in the 2nd edition of the manual, and skills training instruction. Review of skills both old and new within each skills training module including:

  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Interpersonal
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Walking the Middle Path

The terminology and basic concepts of DBT will be reviewed as well as ways to effectively apply the skills in the participant’s respective settings to achieve the desired treatment outcomes. Data collection, tracking of treatment success, and the recent studies regarding the effectiveness of DBT skills in reducing suicidal behaviors and improving treatment outcomes will also be discussed. Lecture, role-play, rapid rehearsal and small group exercises will be used to teach DBT strategies.

Educational Objectives
  • Review the basic foundation for DBT
  • Review and further explore the dialectic nature of DBT and overview of all DBT modules
  • Discuss how to adapt DBT skills for specific populations and settings
  • Describe levels of validation and how validation is used in DBT treatment
  • Describe the model of emotions
  • Define the skills taught in each module, new and old skills
  • Discuss outcome measures to track progress and review recent studies regarding the effectiveness of DBT skills in
    treatment
Continuing Education Credits
This two-day training is approved for 13.75 clock hours by:

 

  • NBCC: Hillside® has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6948. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. Hillside is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • GSCSW: Application has been submitted for core continuing education hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work.
  • MFTs: Related Hours
    This training meets the requirements for DBT-related didactic training hours that can be used toward DBT certification through the DBT Linehan Board of Certification.

 

Speaker
Kimberly Vay, Ed.D, LPC, 
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician ™
Dr. Vay has been working with children, adolescents, adults and families for over a decade. As the first DBT Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician ™ in the state of Georgia, Dr. Vay has extensive experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in her clinical work in residential treatment and outpatient settings.

 

Dr. Vay in proficient in the comprehensive protocol of DBT and has advanced formal training in Radically Open DBT(RODBT), Prolonged Exposure-DBT for trauma (DBT-PE), DBT protocol adapted for children (DBT-C) as well as Level One and Two of Theraplay® and Group Theraplay®.

Dr. Vay is a skilled clinician and an experienced speaker who has presented at multiple professional conferences and facilitate training for clinicians, residential treatment staff, educators, and parents.

Schedule - Day 1
8:00 – 8:30: BREAKFAST & SIGN-IN
8:30 – 8:45: INTRODUCTION & MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
8:45 – 9:30: OVERVIEW AND RESEARCH SUPPORTING DBT
9:30 – 10:30: BIOSOCIAL THEORY
10:30 – 10:45: BREAK
10:45 – 11:30: WALKING THE MIDDLE PATH: DIALECTICS/DIALECTICAL DILEMMAS
11:30 – 12:30: WALKING THE MIDDLE PATH: LEVELS OF VALIDATION
12:30 – 1:30: LUNCH
1:30 – 2:45: MINDFULNESS PRACTIVE; CORE MINDFULNESS PRINCIPLES & SKILLS
2:45 – 4:00: EMOTION REGULATION SKILLS – MODEL OF EMOTIONS
4:00 – 4:30: HOMEWORK, Q&A, WRAP UP & EVALUATION
Schedule - Day 2
8:00 – 8:30: BREAKFAST & SIGN-IN
8:30 – 8:45: MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
8:45 – 10:00: DISTRESS TOLERANCE PRINCIPLES & SKILLS
10:00 – 11:15: INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS SKILLS
11:15 – 12:00: MANAGING SKILLS TRAINING GROUP
12:00 – 1:00: LUNCH
1:00 – 1:45: MINDFULNESS PRACTICE & LEADING MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
1:45 – 2:15: RUNNING CONSULTATION TEAM
2:15 – 3:00: IMPLEMENTING DBT INTO YOUR PRACTICE
3:00 – 3:45: OUTCOME MEASURES TO TRACK PROGRESS
3:45 – 4:15: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
4:15 – 4:30: Q&A, WRAP-UP & EVALUATION

3-Day DBT Strategies:

Understanding & Treating the Difficult to Treat Clients

  • Monday – Wednesday, July 22-24, 2019 or
  • Wednesday – Friday, August 7-9, 2019
Registration Opens June 1st, 2019

2-Day Advanced DBT:

Using Exposure to Treat Emotional Avoidance

  • Thursday – Friday, October 10-11, 2019 or
  • Monday-Tuesday, November 4-5, 2019
Registration Opens August 1st, 2019

Triple P – Positive Parenting Programs

We are pleased to announce that Hillside and Triple P are co-hosting the following training courses on Hillside’s campus in Midtown Atlanta:

Click to learn more about Triple P & the Positive Parenting Program.

Registration Process

  1. Complete the attached Registration Form
  2. Be sure to complete the Accounts Payable section IN FULL
  3. Email your completed registration form(s) to kristin@triplep.net

***Space is limited to 20 participants per class, and we have received many
inquiries. The sooner you can register, the sooner you will know your space
is reserved!***

*Please note that the Teen Extension course has been condensed into a
one-day training, which makes it slightly less expensive and saves
participants an entire day! Most importantly, having this training in
Atlanta saves the additional time and cost of out-of-state travel –
win-win-win!”

**Pre Requisite for Level 4 Standard Teen Extension Triple P: You must have previously taken Level 4 Standard Triple P

Please check back as we continue to develop and schedule training. If you have questions about the above courses or interest in courses not available above, please send us a message.

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