About the presenter
Dr. Alan E. Fruzzetti earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington, is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Research Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also Co-Director of the DBT program at Willow Springs Center, a residential care facility for teens, the Director of Research for the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, and on the Board of Directors of the Linehan Institute. In addition to his work with suicidal and self-harming adults and teens, Dr. Fruzzetti also has developed multiple applications of DBT for women victims of domestic violence, eating disorders, and for partners, parents and other family members of people with borderline personality and related problems. He has authored more than 100 research and clinical papers and book chapters, and two books, and is the co-creator of the NEA-BPD Family Connections program, for parents, partners, and other loved ones of people with BPD and related problems. He was honored as the “Psychologist of the Year” in Nevada in 2010 and honored by the International Society for DBT with its career “DBT Research Award” in 2013.
Topics for each part of the training include:
1) Theory overview; components/functions; treatment structure, targets, principles and strategies
2) DBT Skills overview; group skill training, and skill coaching
3) Consultation team and dialectics; case and program consultation
4) Family & parent skills and interventions
5) Treatment adherence; building competence; case and program consultation
• Training will include lecture, demonstration, role-playing, group exercises, videos, and utilization of participants’ actual clinical cases, and team consultation will be available between training sessions.
• Depending on demand, Part 2 may allow ancillary team members to participate, in order to educate them further on basic DBT skills.
• Participants are encouraged to attend in groups of two or more (preference is teams of 4 or more persons) who will continue as a peer consultation team during and after the training is completed. Individuals who plan to join an existing consultation team at their clinical site are welcome also.
• This training meets the training requirements for eventual DBT certification
Part 1 - June 19, 20, 21 - 2016
Part 2 - July 17, 18, 19 - 2016
Part 3 - March 19, 20, 21 - 2017
Part 4 - June 25, 26, 27 - 2017
$3000 registration per person for 12 days plus practice for individuals and teams in between training
Tuition fees are non-refundable.
NEA.BPDAust is 100% not-for-profit. Surplus proceeds will fund evidence-based BPD treatment for those who cannot afford it.