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  • June 10, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Heritage Oaks Outpatient Center
1899 E. Roseville Parkway #150
United States
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Please note the location of the workshop has changed due to the regular venue being unavailable. We will be at the Heritage Oaks Outpatient Center, 1899 E. Roseville Parkway, #150, Roseville, CA 95661. See below for directions. Registration will be closed at 45 attendees.

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Susan Landes, Psy.D.

will present

Basic Principles and Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy


Dr. Susan Landes has been working in the fields of mental health and addiction since 1987. She received her master's degree in Clinical Psychology and Specialization in Alcohol and other Drug Treatment from J. F. Kennedy University in 1987. Dr. Landes earned her doctorate from the Wright Institute in 2003. While a student at the Wright, she became excited about DBT and its application to co-occurring disorders and has been using DBT in her clinical practice for the past 13 years. In addition to providing therapy, she also provides supervision, consultation, and program design and development to clinicians in the field. Dr. Landes is the owner of the Auburn Davis Center for DBT.

Description of the workshop:

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was initially developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to help clients that were suicidal or intentionally self-injuring. Current research has shown DBT to be effective with other groups including substance abusers. A traditional DBT program involves meeting weekly with an individual DBT therapist and participation in a weekly DBT skills training group. Clients are encouraged to substitute DBT skills for dysfunctional problem-solving behaviors, such as suicide attempts, intentional self-injuring, binging and purging, drug and alcohol use, and other harmful coping strategies.

This training will introduce the basic concepts and rationale of DBT, will provide an application of DBT to a private practice setting, and will give an overview and practice of the skills taught in the four training modules: Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Post training questions include: 1) Describe how you would chose an Interpersonal Effectiveness Skill. 2) Why is mindfulness the foundation of DBT? 3) What is the usual cause for secondary emotions? 4) How would one use the skill of Coping Ahead?

Goals and Objectives:

1. Participants will explain the rationale for utilizing (applying) Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills as an adjunct to their existing knowledge of working with emotionally dysregulated and impulsive clients.

2. Participants will identify which skills will be useful in the treatment of a variety of psychological symptoms such as, substance abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation, intense sadness, social anxiety and anxiety related to the stressors of life.

3. Participants will practice and be able to demonstrate several skills from each of the four DBT skills modules, Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation.


Member of Any CAMFT Chapter Not a Member of Any CAMFT Chapter
$60 Licensed Professional  $70 Licensed Professional
$40 Pre-licensed $50 Pre-licensed

This is a lunch-on-your-own workshop. Maps will be provided for nearby eateries. We will have coffee, tea, water throughout the day. In the morning, there will be a light snack at break, perhaps something like bagels. In the afternoon, there will be cookies.

Registration for this event closes Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6 p.m.  There is a $10 late registration fee for attendees registering at the door
so be sure to register early! Registration will be closed at 45 attendees.

Refunds will be provided to registrants up to and until the close of registration, minus a $5 registration fee. There are no refunds after the close of registration.  There is no partial credit for arriving late or leaving early.

Important Notice: Hand-outs will be emailed two days before the training. Please print and bring to the training. Continuing Education or Course Completion Certificates may be emailed to participants.

Heritage Oaks Outpatient Center
1899 E. Roseville Parkway, #150
Roseville, CA 95661


From Auburn:
Take I 80 West toward Roseville. Take the Sierra College Blvd. exit (EXIT 109). Turn left onto Sierra College Blvd/County Hwy E-3 for about 5.74 miles. Turn right onto E. Roseville Parkway. Take an immediate right into the parking lot. The outpatient center is in the back on the right-hand side set of the buildings.

From Sacramento:
Take I 80 East toward Roseville. Take Sierra College Blvd exit and turn right onto Sierra College Blvd. Turn right onto E. Roseville Parkway. Take an immediate right into the parking lot. The outpatient center is in the back on the right-hand side set of the buildings.

For special needs, questions, or any grievance, please contact
Dianne Murden, Past President,
diannemurde@yahoo.com or call 530 305 2066.
Also, please let her know if there is a problem for you during the training.

All members are welcome to join the Board of Directors Meetings. This meeting will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the training site on the same day as our workshop. We appreciate your involvement!