Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

Upcoming events

    • 03/23/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • La Salle University, Union Building Ballroom, 1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141
    • 155

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modification of standard Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that was designed to treat individuals who meet criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

    In her modification of standard CBT, she conceptualized the development of the pathology in a package that both patients and clinicians alike could understand and lock onto as a foundation for treatment. Linehan added acceptance-based principles and her own Zen teaching to help individuals understand that much of their emotional experience in life was valid. She focused on behaviorism as a technology of change and most important, she introduced the concept of dialectics, which invites the clinician and the patient to begin observing the world and the pathology to conceptualize life as having multiple truths and perspectives to expand our understanding of reality as it is.

    In this workshop, PowerPoint, lecture, video-clips, role-play as well as q/a will be used to teach about the critical migrations away from standard CBT. We will review the DSM-V criteria of BPD and discuss how the diagnostic profile of behavioral, emotional, self, interpersonal and cognitive dysregulation can be understood through the biosocial theory and how DBT was built to meet the skills deficits of these individuals. We will discuss why/how behaviorism makes its way into DBT treatment and how to use these principles to understand, intervene and promote change in these patients. As a counter balance to behaviorist principles and because this is a dialectical treatment, validation strategies must be reviewed and practiced so that the impact of the traumatic invalidation our patients experience can be attended to in the therapy relationship so they can eventually learn how to recover from the chronic invalidation in their lives.

    • 8:30-9:00 - Check in/Light morning refreshments
    • 9:00-1:00 - Workshop
    CE Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify the 9 DSM criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder and describe the Biosocial Theory of Borderline Personality Disorder. Participants will be able to identify how the change from CBT to DBT was necessary in treating the various components of the pathology.
    2. Name various principles of Learning Theory and Behaviorism that are necessary in conducting a Behavioral Chain Analysis (BCA). Participants will select a behavior that they would like to target and will practice conducting BCA through partner role-plays.
    3. List various dialectic and validation strategies that are often used in DBT to maintain a client's commitment to treatment and increase motivation for change. Participants will be asked to practice employing these strategies in role play activities.
    About Dr. Mattei

    Stephanie Mattei, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from La Salle University in 2003 and has been instructing and supervising in various capacities in the program since graduation Dr. Mattei is Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Behavioral Tech) and is one of the few clinicians in the state of Pennsylvania to have earned DBT certification through the Dialectical Behavior Therapy-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC).

    Dr. Mattei has also co-founded the Center for Acceptance and Change in Bala Cynwyd, PA. and has a particular interest in treating women who meet criteria for BPD, engage in Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI), have suicidal thoughts/experiences and who struggle with eating disorders, trauma and relationship distress. She and her colleagues co-founded the Center for Acceptance and Change in 2005 and have had a consistent consultation team to treat the almost 100 patients they currently treat. In addition to being a professor/supervisor, treating clinician, and DBT skills trainer, Dr. Mattei has also been a consultant to many area psychotherapy practices who are looking to adopt a DBT program or add DBT principles to their practice.

    Lastly, Dr. Mattei also has a subset of patients that she treats who have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Having treated PCOS for over 20 years, she has authored chapters about the topic (Grassi: The Dietician’s Guide to PCOS) and has co-written a workbook to assist women with under-recognized medical disorder (Grassi & Mattei: PCOS Workbook: Your Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health).

    Target Audience

    This presentation is intended for mental health professionals and advanced students with some existing knowledge of psychopathology and CBT. Participants understanding and knowledge of basic psychotherapy principles will be assumed.

    Continuing Education

    Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This program provides four (4) hours of CE credits. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.

    Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.

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09/15/2017 Donna Sudak, MD - Challenges in CBT Supervision
05/26/2017 Chris Molnar, PhD - Mindfulness Training for the Extreme States of Mind and Body that Drive Reactive Behaviors
10/14/2016 Melissa Hunt, PhD - CBT for Chronic GI Disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
06/09/2016 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to: Richard G Heimberg, PhD
12/04/2015 Doug Tynan, PhD and Scott Glassman, PsyD - Integrating Mental Health with Physical Healthcare/Making the Case for Behavioral Health in the New Health Care System
11/20/2015 Randy Fingerhut, PhD - Advanced Ethical Decision Making
06/22/2015 William Young, MD & Ronald Kaiser, PhD, ABPP - Migraine from the physician's and psychologist's perspective: What do mental health professionals need to know?
04/14/2015 Jeffrey Greeson, PhD - Why is mindfulness training helpful across many psychological disorders? A transdiagnostic view, and mindfulness as a transtherapeutic process
03/02/2015 Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD - Introducing the New Anxiety Disorder: Selective Mutism
02/21/2015 Cory Newman, PhD - Back from the Brink: Using CBT to Help Suicidal Patients to Choose to Live
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11/19/2014 Zindel Segal, PhD - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the treatment of Mood Disorders
09/19/2014 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to: Michael J Kozak, PhD
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02/25/2012 Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
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10/24/2011 Emotion Regulation Therapy for Complex and Refractory Presentations of Anxiety and Depression
10/15/2011 The Practice of Psychology over the Internet & e-Tele Health
05/23/2011 Buried in Treasures: The Nature and Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
05/02/2011 From the Cutting Edge Science of Fear to Psychotherapy: Exposure Therapy for Phobia and Anxiety Disorders
04/28/2011 Core Beliefs on Trial
03/02/2011 Helping Students, Teachers, and Parents Recognize and Respond Positively to Peer Bullying
11/21/2010 CBT for Pediatric OCD and Related Conditions
05/25/2010 Positive Psychology
05/17/2010 Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders
04/26/2010 Grady Nia Project: Assessing and Treating Abused, Suicidal, Low-Income, African American Women
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10/17/2009 Ethics for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
06/03/2009 Some Common Principles of Change in Treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders ; The Roles of Avoidance, Affective Arousal, and Cognitive/Emotional Processing
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02/04/2009 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Best Practices in Assessment and Intervention
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10/06/2008 Distinguishing Scientific from Pseudoscientific Mental Health Practices
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06/04/2008 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award & A Clinical Conversation Between Drs. Aaron T. Beck & Judith S. Beck
05/12/2008 The Role of Religion in Coping with Stress and Trauma
04/21/2008 Flexible Applications of Treatment Strategies for Anxious Youth
03/19/2008 Understanding and Treating Social Anxiety Disorder from a Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
01/14/2008 Mindfulness and Meditation: Tools for Healing and Growth
11/05/2007 Addressing the Crisis With Nutrition and Obesity: How to Create Real Change
10/13/2007 Ethics for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
07/23/2007 Communicating Your Expertise Through the Media: Becoming a Media Expert / Marketing Your Practice
06/18/2007 Managing "Resistance": A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
05/09/2007 Hardiness, the Exception or the Rule?
03/12/2007 Obesity and the Power of the Food Environment: Rethinking the CBT Approach to Treatment
10/11/2006 Prolonged Exposure for the Treatment of PTSD
05/07/2006 Cognitive Therapy for Adult ADHD
10/15/2005 Ethics for Psychologists
04/13/2005 BT for Pediatric OCD & Related Disorders
04/07/2005 Prolonged Exposure for Chronic PTSD
11/03/2004 The "3rd Wave" of Behavior Therapy: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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04/27/2004 Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders

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