This new offering is a collaboration of the McLean Hospital Borderline Personality Disorders Training Institute and the Linehan Institute/Behavioral Tech. This three-day workshop features prominent DBT masters with combined clinical, academic, and research expertise. It assumes a fundamental knowledge of DBT skills, and will go beyond the content of skills to gain a more sophisticated understanding of how DBT skills fit in the larger treatment context, the research behind skills, and the nuance of application of skills with specific persons in specific situations. A highlight of each day will be the “Debate of the Day”, a discussion among trainers where they share their knowledge and clinical experience, and express their opinions DBT skills and related matters.

The workshop will use lecture, extensive demonstration, and discussion among experts to achieve its objectives. This course is designed for mental health professionals with a basic of DBT skills content who want to develop more facile application of the skills at a higher level. Participants should have read the DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, and bring a copy of the manual and the DBT Skills Training Manual Handouts and Worksheets with them to the workshop.

Refund Policy: Due to the small nature of this training, refunds cannot be granted. If the registrant is unable to attend, they may send a substitute attendee.

Refund Policy: Due to the small nature of this training, refunds cannot be granted. If the registrant is unable to attend, they may send a substitute attendee.
Blaise Aguirre, MD
Belmont, MA
Lois W Choi-Kain, MD
Belmont, MA
Anthony DuBose, Psy.D.
Chief Executive Training
Behavioral Tech
Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD
Program Director, 3East Boys Intensive Program; Director, Family Services, 3East Continuum
McLean Hospital
joan wheelis, MD
Associate psychiatrist
Cambridge, MA
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration 8:00AM - 8:30AM  
Mindfulness: The skill at the heart of all DBT skills 8:30AM - 10:00AM Blaise Aguirre, MD
Break 10:00AM - 10:15AM  
Walking the Middle Path: The road to dialectical thinking 10:15AM - 12:00PM joan wheelis, MD
Anthony DuBose, Psy.D.
Lunch 12:00PM - 1:15PM  
The function of skills training in the context of DBT 1:15PM - 2:45PM Michael Hollander, PhD
Break 2:45PM - 3:00PM  
Debate of the Day 3:00PM - 4:15PM Lois W Choi-Kain, MD
Michael Hollander, PhD
joan wheelis, MD
Anthony DuBose, Psy.D.
Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD
Review, Question and Answer, Homework Assignment, Completion of Evaluation, and Sign-out 4:15PM - 4:30PM  

Jointly Sponsored Continuing Education For:

Physicians: McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designated this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 17.25 C.E. credits.

Continuing Education For:

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 17 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 72580.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: McLean Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM No. 6085). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets the requirements for up to 17.25 NBCC hours.

Nurses: This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 17.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Disclosure Policy

McLean Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is McLean Hospital's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that McLean Hospital may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

This conference will be held at the Waltham Woods Conference Center. The address is:

Waltham Woods Conference Center
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA