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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Three of our clinicians will be presenting in the Post-Conference Master Workshops at this year’s Generations Conference in the afternoon on May 5th, 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (4 Hours CE Credit).

Registration is only $135 for this 4-Hour CE event. Participants can attend virtually or in-person.

Shelle Welty, PsyD, Sheila E. Crowell, PhD, and Laura Rowley, PhD, LP will be presenting on “Freedom from Survival Mode: Using Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention to Identify Posttraumatic Stress and Free Clients from Unrelenting Crisis”.

This presentation will provide guidance for the assessment and treatment of traumatized adults. Evidence-based assessments and treatment modalities will be reviewed with case study material to illustrate applications. Special attention will be given to cultural considerations in trauma treatment. In addition, there will be training in suicide prevention as applicable to this population.

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

  • Present the practices of EMDR and Non-EMDR for trauma; and,
  • Demonstrate both types of practices for trauma.
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Originally presented: Friday, June 26, 2020

1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)

To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: https://form.jotform.com/201625563955157

Here are the two articles referenced in this presentation: (Carter, 2007Jones, et al., 2020)

About the presentation:

With the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in Black and African-American communities, the need to address race and racism in the context of clinical care, including case conceptualization, intervention, consultation, and supervision. This presentation will present a review of race and racial identity from a developmental lifespan perspective, and highlight promising directions in research and clinical care related to providing care for Black American communities in response to racially charged media events. 

About the presenter:

Kimberly Applewhite, PsyD, School-Clinical Child Psychology. Dr. Applewhite is a primary member of the dialectical behavioral team at UCEBT, and has clinical and research interests in cultural adaptations for evidence-based treatments in Black/African-American communities. 

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Originally presented: Friday, May 29, 2020

1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)

To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here:  https://form.jotform.com/201205940165143

About the presentation: ADHD is a complicated disorder with a fairly high degree of individual variation.  This lecture will present a broader conceptualization of ADHD across the lifespan and the role it plays in everyday life with this population, raising questions of its frequent placement as a secondary diagnosis. Dr. Pflieger will also discuss evaluation for ADHD and introduce some therapeutic strategies and resources for working with this population.

About the presenter: Dr. Pflieger is a neurodivergent practitioner who follows the social model of disability and is radically open about her neurodivergent identity and experience. She frames ADHD as less of a disorder and more of a dialectic and way of being. This lecture will present the beauty and diversity of ADHD, breaking from the traditional deficit model. Courtney Pflieger, Ph.D. NCSP, school psychology. Dr. Pflieger was a graduate student at the University of Utah and completed her internship training in public school settings with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions for children with disabilities. Dr. Pflieger now works with people of all ages, many with ADHD, and is continuing her postdoctoral training at UCEBT.

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Originally presented: Friday, April 10, 2020

1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)

To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: https://form.jotform.com/200574631299156

About: Trauma Processing Treatments have advanced significantly in recent years, and this type of psychological care carries a unique set of ethical issues. This talk will provide an overview of current topics, ethical pitfalls, and resources for navigating the often complicated terrain of helping trauma survivors heal. Given the brevity of the talk, it will not provide an in-depth analysis, but rather increase awareness and provide useful follow-up resources. It is intended that the application of content will help providers avoid entering into ethically problematic situations as well as increase consultation seeking. There are no known risks to attendees beyond mild psychological distress related to exposure to trauma case examples. It is expected that this exposure is consistent with existing types of occupational stress

About the presenter:  Ashley Greenwell, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, has worked in the field of trauma for 15 years and is the Clinical Director of UCEBT. She also previously served as a core Ethics Team member, consulting for Veterans Affairs on issues of Bioethics.

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