Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Managing Emotion Dysregulation in ...

WHAT: Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Managing Emotion Dysregulation in Withdrawal and Early Recovery
WHEN: September 29, 2017 – Choose one of 2 sessions 8:00AM – 10:00AM or 4:30PM – 6:30PM
WHERE: Cumberland Heights main Nashville Campus (Address: 8283 River Road Pike, Nashville, TN 37209)
WHO: Bari K Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review Evidence-Based trends related to the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  2. Compare the Stages and Targets of DBT with Twelve Step philosophy and literature
  3. Review components of the Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps curriculum, focusing on the modules of Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance
  4. Practice skills from worksheets in the Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps curriculum and discuss how to support patients in using the worksheets and the skills
  5. Discuss the CeDAR Self-Soothing Kit and how it used by nurses at CeDAR
  6. Dialog about the National Auricular Detoxification Association protocol (Ear Acupuncture) and tobacco cessation; discuss the nurses role in implementation of both of these models at CeDAR
  7. Q & A/Summary

Common Pitfalls in Facilitating 12 Step Based DBT Skills Groups
September 29
10:30AM – 11:30AM

This sixty-minute discussion format training will focus on common pitfalls that may occur while facilitating a 12 Step based DBT Skills Group. Such pitfalls may include difficulty staying on topic, veering from teaching skills into process, becoming problem rather than solution focused, and more. Practical solutions to address these pitfalls and move forward using the model will be explored.

Learning Objectives

  1. The participant will discuss the major goals of a 12 Step based DBT Skills Group
  2. The participant will identify common pitfalls in facilitating such a group
  3. The participant will list three practical solutions to the pitfalls explored

Using 12 Step Based DBT Skills with Struggling Patients
September 29
2:00PM – 3:00PM

This sixty-minute discussion format training will focus on case presentations of patients who are experiencing difficulty with functioning within the treatment community. These challenges may include acting out or acting in. Ways to present and support the use of 12 Step Based DBT skills with these patients will be explored.

Learning Objectives

  1. The participant will discuss the major goals of 12 Step DBT with patients seeking addiction treatment
  2. The participant will discuss ways in which patients struggle to function within the treatment community
  3. The participant will explain three ways to present and/or support the use of 12 Step based DBT skills to improve patient functioning

Bari K. Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the University of Colorado Hospital Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR). She has a Master of Science in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from the University of Colorado School of Nursing.

Ms. Platter is thought leader in the field of addiction, and has served as a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Nursing. She has facilitated numerous groups in DBT and the 12 steps and has been a frequent keynote speaker on a variety of topics.


Cumberland Heights is an approved provider for continuing education by the following authorities: NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program (No. 84491) and State of Tennessee Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (Endorsement#0813042).

Cumberland Heights is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) (No. 6127) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Cumberland Heights Foundation, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program. Daily participants’ hours reflect actual hours in attendance.

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