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DBT for Complex PTSD
- Masterclass

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Prof. Dr. Martin Bohus (MD), psychiatrist, psychotherapist. Scientific Director at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim.
The chair of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heidelberg University. President of the German Association for DBT and
Chair of the International Strategic Planning Meeting for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (SPM).
Vironkatu 7 C 2, 00170 Helsinki (entrance from inner yard) Participation is possible also via Webinar
Thu – Fri 21. - 22.1.2021
Thursday    08.30 – 16.00
Friday    08.30 - 15.30
To whom
Psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who have attended the Basic Seminar on DBT-PTSD in 2019 or an equivalent Basic training on DBT-PTSD.
2-day Masterclass Price 650€+VAT 24%.
Members of FACBT (Finnish Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies): 430 € + VAT 24%Price includes teaching materials. In case of cancellation after 20.11.2020, 50% of price will be charged.
Registration, by latest 20.11.2020. Maximum 20 at location and 10 webinar participants.
The registration is personal and cannot be transferred to another person.
DBT for Complex PTSD Masterclass
Dialectical behavior therapy for complex post-traumatic stress disorder (DBT-PTSD) was specifically tailored to treat adult PTSD related to interpersonal violence such as childhood sexual abuse. Most of these patients show severe problems in emotion regulation, negative self- concept, memory-processing and social interaction. Therefore, DBT-PTSD merges evidence-based modules to target these core domains: DBT principles; trauma- specific cognitive and exposure based techniques; compassion focused interventions; and behavior change concepts. The treatment can be applied under residential (12 weeks) and outpatient conditions (40 sessions).
Both formats have been successfully evaluated with large controlled randomized trials and shown significant superiority to treatment as usual or established trauma-treatments (CPT) with large effect sizes.
DBT-PTSD primarily aims to help patients to
a)    revise their fear of trauma-associated primary emotions
b)    question whether secondary emotions like guilt and shame are appropriate and
c)    radically accept trauma facts in order to establish a life worth living
This Masterclass seminar is based on the introductory seminar on DBT-PTSD: The seminar will provide a comprehensice repetition of DBT-PTSD: Prerequisites, targets, and structure of the treatment; treatment modules: emotion regulation skills, mindfulness group therapy, discrimination training, cognitive interventions and moderated exposure. The major focus of the Masterclass is on deepening the insight into the treatment mechanisms; case conceptualization; working with guilt, shame, self contempt and disgust; and severe cases. Most of the interventions will be demonstrated with video-tapes. Training will be provided via role-plays.
The aims of this workshop are
•    To repeat the basic psychosocial and neurobehavioral principles of complex PTSD
•    To discuss and find solutions for specific severe problems with trauma realted guilt, shame, self contempt
•    To enhance the scope for complex cases

Students of this course will learn
•    To design case concepts for multiple traumatized patiens
•    To motivate highly ambivalent patients to participate in DBT-PTSD and follow the instructions
•    To structure the treatment progress
•    To target shame, guilt and self-hatred
•    To enhance compassion for self and others
•    To provide skills assisted exposure

Thursday 21.1.
08.30 - 09:00 Registration and coffee
09.00 - 10.15 Welcome
10.15 - 11.30 Workshop
11.30 - 12.30 Lunch
12.30 - 14.00 Workshop
14.00 - 14.30 Coffee break
14.30 - 16.00 Workshop
Friday 22.1.
08.30 - 10.00 Workshop
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.00 Workshop
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.30 Workshop
14.30 - 14.45 Coffee break
14.45 - 15.30 Workshop