An In-Depth Look at DBT-SUD Individual Sessions

An In-Depth Look at DBT-SUD Individual Sessions
Part of the Part of the Advanced DBT Training Series Series
June 8, 2023, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Virtual Learning via Zoom
$15 full members; $60 partial members and nonmembers
Trainer(s): Lynne Rosenberg, MS, LPC, LAC
Continuing Education Hours:(s): 4.0

Course Description

This workshop takes a closer look at the components of the weekly individual sessions in DBT for substance use disorders. We begin with a brief review of when DBT-SUD is appropriate treatment as well as the components of a comprehensive DBT-SUD program. The importance of validation strategies is explained and validation is practiced in role playing break out groups. Pre-treatment sessions are described, covering assessment, commitment strategies and practice with connecting values to stopping the use of substances. Diary card development and reinforcement will be explained, and behavior chain analysis on episodes of craving/substance use will be demonstrated and practiced. Addressing common therapy-interfering behaviors in individual sessions will be reviewed, and some quality-of-life reminders for therapists brings the workshop to a close.

About Your Trainer

Lynne Rosenberg, MS, LPC, LAC

Lynne Rosenberg is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in Durango, Colorado. She grew up and lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin until 2015 where she was licensed as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Lynne’s educational history includes a Bachelor of Business Administration from UW-Madison, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/AODA Counseling from Alverno College and a MS in Community Psychology/Counseling from Alverno College. During her psychology-focused college years (2010-2015), Lynne worked as a counselor at Meta House of Milwaukee, gaining experience treating women struggling with substance use disorders as well as gaining education and experience in the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders. While in her graduate program at Alverno, Lynne interned at the Center for Behavioral Medicine in Brookfield, Wisconsin where she developed a passion and interest in applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to the substance use disorder population (DBT-SUD). Lynne believes that the emotion dysregulation issues regularly seen with individuals struggling with substance use disorders are often overlooked in traditional SUD treatment and that the skills that DBT offers can be the missing piece when frequent relapses have occurred. Since 2015, Lynne has lived and worked in southwestern Colorado, where she has continued her DBT and DBT-SUD education and experience. She completed the Portland DBT Institute’s DBT-SUD training facilitated by Linda Dimeff, PhD, who co-authored “Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice” and who has written and researched a wealth of information on DBT-SUD. Lynne has developed and facilitated DBT-SUD skills groups within a community mental health setting and has now started her own practice which focuses on DBT and DBT-SUD. She participates on a comprehensive DBT consultation team that is currently immersed in a Behavioral Tech eighteen-month intensive training in DBT and she facilitates two adult DBT skills groups. In 2022 Lynne and her intensively trained colleagues intend to launch an adolescent and family DBT program in southwest Colorado, a more comprehensive DBT-SUD program, and a graduate skills group to add to the adult program currently running at her practice, Mindful Mountain Healing.