CONCEPT Professional Training offers training on Forensic Applications of DBT at John Jay College


TAMPA, Fla.May 20, 2016 –  CONCEPT Professional Training, a global leader in online professional training in forensic mental health and the Forensic Training Academy, announced today they are partnering to host Summer Training Institute 2016 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice June 13 – 17, 2016. Attendees will participate in in-person workshops with internationally renowned experts in the forensic mental health field. One of our new training programs is a 1-day workshop presented by Dr. Michele Galietta on Forensic Applications of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).

Dr. Galietta is a researcher and clinician specializing in the application, adaptation and dissemination of empirically-supported treatments. Her areas of clinical expertise include the assessment and treatment of violence, self-harm, and suicide across the lifespan. For the last 15 years, she has developed specialized behavioral treatment programs in a variety of settings.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral treatment originally developed for women with chronic suicidality and borderline personality disorder.  Since the 1990’s, DBT has been subjected to numerous clinical trials, and been adapted for a variety of populations including adolescents and forensic inpatients and outpatients. DBT has been found to have great practical utility for the reduction of violence and self-harm in forensic settings. This workshop will provide participants with a thorough introduction to standard DBT, as well as specific adaptations and strategies useful with a variety of adult and juvenile forensic settings (e.g. jails/prisons, forensic hospitals, juvenile justice settings, probation.) DBT can reduce problem behaviors in individual clients, and also functions to stabilize the milieu by employing eastern principles of acceptance and compassion paired with careful application of behaviorism. The presentation will discuss comprehensive DBT in forensic settings, and the research supporting this intervention.

Learning Objectives Include:

To describe the research to date on forensic and correctional applications of DBT.
To list the basic structural elements of comprehensive DBT as applied to adults and juveniles in forensic and correctional settings.
To list obstacles, as well as drivers of successful implementation of DBT in forensic and correctional settings.

For more information on 2016 Summer Training workshops, visit the information page.For more information on our instructors, visit Our Instructors page.

About Forensic Training Academy and CONCEPT Professional Training

The Forensic Training Academy at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is directed by Dr. Patricia Zapf. In addition to offering in-person world-class professional training, the Forensic Training Academy provides the opportunity for students to build research around our training programs. Each training program offered by the Forensic Training Academy is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit, through Consolidated Continuing Education and Professional Training (CONCEPT).

Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) provides expert online professional training in areas relevant to criminal and civil forensic mental health assessment, corrections, law enforcement, and forensic intervention. Our goal is to provide premium professional training in an accessible online format. We believe in the value of world-class professional training, enhanced by continuing education and lifelong learning, in an online format accessible to all.

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