UCEBT's incoming DBT clinician, Jordan Kugler, will be presenting on Thursday, June 3rd at 4:00 p.m. at the 2021 Addictions Update Conference hosted by the University of Utah:

BUILDING A LIFE WORTH LIVING: COMPONENTS OF DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)

"Building a Life Worth Living" will discuss the key components of full-model Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and review the research supporting treatment outcomes of DBT.

In this presentation we will review the core components of DBT and discuss the function of each as they relate to treatment targets at each stage of treatment and the core philosophy of dialectics which guides the course of therapy.

We will be using case examples to illustrate these points and help participants understand how a person who is in “hell”, characterized by emotional misery and chronic suicidal behavior, can create a “Life Worth Living” that is characterized by the pursuit of values and wisdom.

Participants will be provided with handouts and other resources that summarize the presentation and will allow for further pursuit of DBT-related research.

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role and function of the core components of treatment adherent DBT; and,
  • Explore the treatment targets of each stage of treatment within DBT and explain the philosophy of dialectics and key dialectical dilemmas that guide decision making in DBT.
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Originally presented on February 14, 2020 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence based treatment designed to reduce self-injurious behaviors, decrease suicide risk, and enhance skillful behavior. This lecture will present the latest thinking of DBT experts, brought back to Utah by Dr. Crowell following the November 2019 National ISITDBT conference. Dr. Crowell will also present select segments from Dr. Linehan’s recent memoir, with an emphasis on how Marsha’s personal journey can be used to enhance client motivation and improve treatment outcomes.    

About the presenter: Sheila E. Crowell, Ph.D. is the director of the dialectical behavior therapy program at the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment and an associate professor of psychology at the University of Utah. Dr. Crowell was previously a doctoral student at the University of Washington and she received training and supervision directly from Dr. Marsha Linehan, the creator of DBT. Dr. Crowell now specializes in dialectical behavior therapy, suicide prevention, and psychopathology.  

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