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Thursday, May 24 • 10:45am - 12:45pm
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Evidenced based Model in Working with Trafficking Clients

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This presentation will offer a brief overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and how it treats Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I will give reasons for why not all, but perhaps some survivors of sex trafficking would benefit from DBT. We will review the biosocial theory looking at how biological vulnerabilities and environmental invalidations combine to create the symptoms and behaviors present in BPD. A sample of DBT skills will be reviewed to demonstrate how skills can be utilized by survivors as well as by supporters to enhance their positive impact. The presentation will conclude with a brief description of how DBT treats Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Daphna Peterson

DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI)
Daphna received her master’s degree in social work fromPortland State University and is a licensed clinical socialworker in the state of Oregon. Prior to her joining PortlandDBT Institute (PDBTI) she spent several years providingintensive, community-based counseling for families... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT