DASC-Chicago welcomes Michael Maslar Psy.D., a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, clinical supervisor, and clinical trainer, who is Director of the Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies program at the Family Institute of Northwestern University. He is also Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Psychology, at the Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. He previously coordinated psychology training and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, and has worked with challenging problems in a variety of other outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. A graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, he practices mindfulness-based therapies, therapies rooted in Zen practice, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other “Third Wave” behavioral therapies. He received instruction as a clinician and trainer from the original developers of DBT, Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech. He received instruction as a clinician and trainer in Radically Open DBT, from the original developer of the approach, Thomas Lynch, PhD. He also serves as a member of the Midwest DBT Team Leaders Group, and the Chicago DBT Consortium. He specializes in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, other disorders of emotion dysregulation, disorders of overcontrol, trauma, anxiety disorders, and high conflict couples and families. Dr. Maslar has had a personal practice of yoga and Buddhist meditation, including mindfulness, loving kindness, and concentrative forms, for over twenty years. He has instructed general audiences, as well as well as people in educational, business, and the helping professions, in these practices for over fifteen years.
This advanced level workshop is designed to help participants:
1) Learn to treat therapy interfering behaviors
2) Increase effectiveness of phone coaching
3) Improve client commitment to DBT
4) Increase ability to effectively move from Pretreatment into Stage I Treatment
5) Build competency in using contingency management and extinguishing maladaptive behaviors
6)Use DBT as a more effective alternative to higher levels of care
14 CEUs are available for LSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, and LCPCs
14 CEUs are available for Licensed Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
Attendees must attend both days to qualify for continuing education credits.
DASC-Chicago is a Registered Social Worker Continuing Education Sponsor in the state of Illinois and an American Psychological Association Continuing Education Sponsor.