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Safety Through Action: DBT Skills for Trauma-Based Disorders

  • 02/16/2024
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Children's Services Council 2300 High Ridge Road Boynton Beach, FL 33426

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Safety Through Action: DBT Skills for Trauma-Based Disorders 

Dr. Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC

Symptoms of trauma-related disorders commonly include emotional dysregulation, negative self-image, hypervigilance, and social withdrawal.  These symptoms interfere with daily functioning and clients often long for actionable skills to manage symptoms. Originally created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has also been found to be highly effective in helping to ameliorate emotional dysregulation and other symptoms associated with trauma-related disorders.  This presentation will focus on the use of DBT skills when treating trauma-related disorders.  Common symptoms of trauma-related disorders will be outlined, with a differentiation between trauma and complex trauma.  The theoretical underpinnings of DBT and its usefulness in treating trauma will be explored. Use of DBT skills like Radical Acceptance, Coping Ahead, and other emotional regulation skills will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives:

1.     Understand how trauma and complex trauma manifest.
2.     Understand the theoretical underpinnings of DBT.
3.     Apply DBT skills for trauma-related symptoms

2.0 General CEU Hours

Dr. Vassilia Binensztok is a licensed and board certified mental health counselor in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Her practice, Juno Counseling and Wellness, employs several other therapists and offers a holistic approach to mental health.

Dr. Binensztok holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University, and a Doctorate degree from Florida Atlantic University, as well as numerous certifications in trauma therapy, family therapy, and forensic evaluation. Dr. Binensztok is the author of several academic publications on therapeutic assessment and interventions, most recently releasing a textbook training clinicians to evaluate risk for child maltreatment in multicultural settings. As a therapist, researcher, and professor, she is an expert in anxiety, trauma, and relationships.

Dr. Binensztok is passionate about helping the local community, particularly underprivileged youth.  She serves on the Board of Directors and development committee for Vita Nova, a local nonprofit that helps keep youth out of homelessness. On her free time, Dr. Binensztok enjoys trying new things, traveling, arts and culture, and meditation.

Dr. Vassilia Binensztok is a licensed and board certified mental health counselor in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  Additionally, Dr. Binensztok teaches graduate level counseling courses at Florida Atlantic University and Northwestern University.  Dr. Binensztok is the author of several academic publications on therapeutic assessment and interventions. As a therapist, researcher, and professor, she is an expert in anxiety, trauma, and relationships.

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