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Friday Continuing Education Series: Integrating DBT Skills into Your Practice, Alicia Smart, PhD

  • Fri, January 13, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, January 13, 2017
Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Into Your Practice 

Alicia Smart, PhD

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is quickly becoming one of the most sought after psychotherapy approaches because it is evidence based and complementary with other proven modalities. DBT is closely related to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and was initially developed for borderline personality disorder, it’s effectiveness has now been demonstrated across a broad range of diagnoses. In this session Dr. Smart will share clinical examples and exercises to apply in your practice. In addition you’ll learn:

  • Theory and Assumptions of DBT
  • How DBT extends CBT through mindfulness skills and practices
  • How to start integrating DBT skills into your practice

Dr. Alicia Smart is the owner and clinical director of the DBT Center of Marin in San Anselmo. She has over 10 year of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Smart provides individual and group therapy to adults and adolescents for a variety of mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, as well as difficulties with relationships, impulsive behaviors, and "out-of-control" emotions. She received her BA from New York University and earned her Doctorate in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Smart has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which combines Western Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Eastern mindfulness practices to effectively address patterns of unstable and extreme emotions, chaotic relationships, destructive behaviors, and feelings of hopelessness.

Networking is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Lunchtime Program Series and about joining the Committee, please contact the Director at Large for Continuing Education, Laurie Buntain.

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for Continuing Education no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director at Large for CE, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director at Large for CE 

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for CE for more information.

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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