Validation is a critical component of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and a skill which practitioners will need to learn, practice, and fine tune in order to be truly effective. Dr. Ronda Oswalt Reitz talks with us about who benefits most by the use of validation. She also explains in detail the Six Levels of Validation as proposed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the architect of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Understanding and practicing these validation levels will help you as a clinician and the people you serve to engage each other in an open, trusting, therapeutic environment.
Presenter: Ronda Oswalt Reitz, PhD Ronda Oswalt Reitz, PhD is a consultant and trainer in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She specializes in the development and maintenance of DBT treatment programs and teams in mental health delivery systems. She provides public and private trainings and consultation across the United States, focusing on systems including community mental health, instensive outpatient programs, juvenile detention facilities, and acute long term and forensic inpatient programs. Currently, she works for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, in the development of DBT programming statewide, and with Behavioral Tech, LLC, the treatment dissemination company founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
This module will talk about early mental health care centers in the state of Missouri including State Hospital Number One in Fulton, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, and the Saint Louis Hospital for Social Evils. The history of these hospitals, the treatments offered patients, and the management of people with mental illness as affected by social and medical movements form the core of this presentation.
Service providers, from individual clinicians to state agencies, are considering implementing evidence-based practices as their primary means of service delivery. In this module, Dr. Hovmand looks beyond the decision to implement evidence-based practices to the impact of that decision on the performance of an organization. He also discusses the mechanisms used to conduct his research.