Midwest Center for Youth & Families partnered with The Linehan Institute at Behavioral Tech to co-host an intensive training for Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) at Valparaiso University from May 23-26. In addition to the clinical staff from Midwest Center, the training brought 25 clinicians from across the world to learn how to more effectively utilize DBT to treat patients with a history of trauma.
Midwest Center for Youth & Families is one of only a few full-immersion DBT residential treatment facilities across the country and is currently the largest at 74 beds for males and females ages 10 to 20. All employees at the facility are trained in DBT, including direct care staff, teachers, housekeeping and administration. As a result, every interaction that residents have with a staff member during their treatment encourages, models, and reinforces the use of DBT skills. The consistency and intensity of treatment that residents receive in this unique setting is particularly effective with the facility’s population of adolescents and young adults whose severity of mental illness has caused them to be treatment resistant in the past.
“This training provided a wonderful opportunity for us to work with Behavioral Tech, the international leader in DBT,” says Midwest Center CEO Zach Glassburn. “It also allowed our clinicians to be trained in the latest DBT techniques, and our facility to remain a national leader in the use of DBT in a residential setting.”
For more information please contact Brandy Clark, DBD at [email protected]