New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Rockland Chapter Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Course Number: 170      Location: Rockland


Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: Registration: 9:30am - 10:00am
  Part 1 of Presentation: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  Intermission & Light Lunch: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  Part 2 of Presentation: 12:30pm - 1:00pm


St. Thomas Aquinas College
Private Dining Hall at McNelis Commons
Route 340
Sparkill, New York

This seminar is a survey of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. It will cover basic theoretical concepts and skill modules utilizing a combination of lecture with power point and experiential exercises. Participants will come away with a better understanding of DBT, the clients it can be used with, and how they might begin to use DBT concepts in a variety of clinical settings.   This workshop seminar is not a substitute for DBT intensive training.                            

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare DBT with other treatment approaches and identify its commonalities with and differences from other cognitive approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). 
  2. List and explain four components of DBT individual treatment (ie: orientation and commitment, targets ‘diary card’, use of validation and exposure.
  3. Describe skills training, crisis coaching, therapist consultation group, working with a psychopharmacologist and multi-family groups. 
  4. Define four skills modules of DBT: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and the concept of Finding the Middle Path. 

Pam Straining, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist engaged in private practice since 1996. Dr. Straining was intensively trained by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. and aided in the early development of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Adolescents with Alec Miller, Ph.D. Before focusing solely on private practice, Dr. Straining was the creator and director of the Weil Cornell New York Hospital Westchester Outpatient Adolescent DBT Program. Dr. Straining consults to school districts and works collaboratively in the communities of Rockland County, New York and Bergen County NJ.

Maximum Capacity: 40

This conference is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

NYSED Approved for:
Licensed Psychoanalysts (LP)  #P-0017
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) #MFT-0028
Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) - #MHC-0045

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Psy.D, LCSW-R, BCD, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

”Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of SocialWork Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/15/2016-7/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Event Registration:        9:30am-10:00am
Part 1 of Presentation:  10:00am-12:00pm

Intermission & Light Lunch:

Part 2 of Presentation: 12:30am-1:30pm

                Members  $20
                Non-members $50
                Seniors  $20
                Students with ID: Free

RSVP is strongly encouraged and participation will limited to the first 32 people to register.                              
To Register and RSVP:

Kindly email Kevin Melendy
at and include:

  • First and Last Name
  • License Number
  • Mailing and Email address

Note: Payment is required and will be collected on-site – check, money order or cash only.

Check or money order are to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellations received at least (5) days before the event are fully refundable. There is no refund for cancellations received later.

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