Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Intermediate Skills Level Training
Registration is now closed. Please contact Joan Bowman with questions.
When: Friday, May 3 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 6 CE
Where: Lindner Center of HOPE
Presenters: Robin Arthur, PsyD, Jennifer Bellman, PsyD, Brett Dowdy, PsyD, Sarah Arszman Lavanier, PsyD, Michael O’Hearn, MSW, LISW-S, Sherry Knapp-Brown, PhD, Shannon Voellmecke, LISW-S
Registration Cost: $125 OPA or NASW Member | $150 Non-Member | $75 Student
Description: This workshop is designed for participants who have some basic knowledge of DBT and wish to advance their skills. This training will be experiential and tutorial, consisting of practice and discussion of the key components of DBT. Presentations of cases for special populations of eating disorders, adolescents and addictions will be utilized to demonstrate how to best use DBT with these patients.
Participants will learn:
- Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation skills that can be utilized in any clinical setting.
- How to use the Chain analysis and Diary Card with patients.
- How DBT is modified for adolescent populations to employ commitment strategies, target problematic behavior with adolescents and describe the dialectical dilemma for adolescents.
- How DBT can be modified for inpatient, partial hospital, and residential settings.
Questions? Please contact Joan Bowman.
About the Speakers:
Robin Thompson Arthur, PsyD is the Chief of Psychology at the Lindner Center of HOPE psychiatric hospital in Mason, Ohio. She is Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Arthur served on the team that designed Lindner Center of HOPE the area’s newest Mental Health Hospital, where she was the primary catalyst in bringing Dialectical Behavior Therapy to the Greater Cincinnati area. Lindner Center’s world-class patient and family-centered evidence-based psychotherapy programs for both inpatient and outpatient services.
Dr. Arthur has been a consultant to community mental health adolescent residential facilities in Cincinnati. She co-founded TweenPlace Alliance, an educational non-profit organization offering leadership education programs to adolescent youth. She is on the advisory committee of the INTERalliance Mentor Training Program, and consultant to Three Generations of Women in Technology (3GWIT). She has consulted to a variety of businesses and serves as an executive coach to professionals. Her personal background in the performing arts enriches her performance optimization work with performers and athletes.
Dr. Arthur lectures on countless topics locally and regionally including women’s mental health issues, women in the workplace, tweens and self-esteem, DBT, parenting techniques, integration of psychology with Eastern techniques (meditation, yoga, ayurvedic medicine, acupuncture and movement therapy), personality disorders, depression in the workplace, creating a psychologically healthy workplace, and mindfulness and meditation practices.
Dr. Bellman is a psychotherapist and neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. With regard to neuropsychology, she has a particular interest in the assessment of cognitive disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disorders as well as diagnostic clarification of how affective or mood disorders such as anxiety or depression complicate one’s cognitive and socio-emotional functioning. Dr. Bellman is one of four Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians who completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Dr. Dowdy as been a staff psychologist at the Lindner Center of HOPE since its opening in 2008. He specializes in DBT, Motivational Interviewing and faith integrated treatment. He works in LCOH’s outpatient department as well as Sibcy House, their residential treatment program. Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Dowdy served as a Clinical Administrator at Summit Behavioral Healthcare in Cincinnati, Ohio, directing an inpatient group therapy program. Dr. Dowdy also served as a staff psychologist for Summit Behavioral Healthcare, providing individual and group psychotherapy, conducting psychological assessments and competency to stand trial evaluations, as well as coordinating the training program for doctoral psychology students.
Dr. Lavanier serves as a staff psychologist for Lindner Center of HOPE, with her primary focus on the treatment of eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. Within the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, Dr. Lavanier serves as an outpatient therapist, inpatient group curriculum coordinator, and assessment/outcomes coordinator. She has been trained in Family-Based Therapy (FBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the treatment of eating disorders. She also serves as an outpatient therapist as part of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment Team and has completed advanced training and supervision in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) from the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute through the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation. Dr. Lavanier also participates in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program offered at the Center, serving as an individual DBT therapist and an adolescent DBT skills group leader.
Michael O’Hearn is a member of The Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Treatment Team at Lindner Center of HOPE involved with program development, and working with adolescents, adults, and families on an outpatient basis, at Sibcy House, and on the adolescent inpatient and partial hospitalization units.
Michael has over twenty years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families at all levels of care. He is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a member of Lindner Center of HOPE’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy team, and has advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Michael completed the Professional Training Program at The Cincinnati Gestalt Institute in 1994, and has extensive group work experience.
Mr. O’Hearn is the Clinical Director of Lindner Center of HOPE’s Center for Stress Related Disorders (CSRD) program, and is exploring the development of Self-Organized Criticality (SOC) informed treatment with our Eating Disorders program. Mr. O’Hearn has provided LCOH Grand Rounds presentations, professional workshops, in-service trainings, and caregiver support groups.
Dr. Knapp-Brown received her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center. She has specialty training in alcohol/drug treatment, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, dialectical behavior therapy, and healthcare management with the following certifications: Certified Addictions Specialist, Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, Certified Behavioral Healthcare Executive, and Certified Healthcare Executive. She graduated from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.
Since 2008, Dr. Knapp-Brown has been with the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio. She is a member of the Medical Staff providing both outpatient and inpatient services. Previous positions in her career have included management and clinical positions within county and state government, psychiatric hospitals, specialty services within medical/surgical hospitals, and community behavioral health clinics. Her professional activities include serving on the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee for Behavioral Health- Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Ohio Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, and the Ohio Psychological Association Colleague Assistance Committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management. She received the Piepenbrink award from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare for her contributions to the behavioral healthcare field
As an outpatient therapist, Ms. Voellmecke provides clinical counseling and substance abuse treatment for diverse treatment populations. Within her role she conducts diagnostic assessments and evaluations, develops treatment planning and ongoing therapeutic management of her patients. Ms. Voellmecke is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and utilizes various treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), family systems approach, behavioral therapy, play therapy and an ecological systems approach. Ms. Voellmecke leads both an Adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills group, as well as the graduate Advanced Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group at LCOH.
Prior to joining Lindner Center of HOPE, Ms. Voellmecke served as Supervisor and Clinical Therapist for Family Service of the Cincinnati Area. Additional experience includes serving as a Mental Health Clinician, Supervisor and Mental Health Case Manager for Diversion Adolescent Foster Care of Ohio, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to her training in DBT she has specialized training in gambling and internet addiction counseling.
The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ohio Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Ohio Psychological Association also is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board to provide continuing professional education. The approved provider number is #RCS070608.
Questions? Please contact Joan Bowman.