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KVC to Offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training

KVC West Virginia is excited to offer a Dialectical Behavior Therapy training in its Charleston office on Tuesday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Four hours of CEUs have been approved for Social Work, Psychology, and Counselors.

Upon completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic philosophical underpinnings of the DBT approach
  • Identify situations in which DBT approaches may be helpful for a client
  • Utilize the Life Worth Living in work with clients
  • Understand how and why to use a diary card when working with clients who have dangerous behaviors
  • Develop a basic understanding of some of the key strategies clients might use to improve emotion regulation

The training will be lead by KVC’s own Dr. Jennifer Storer. Dr. Jennifer Storer received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Wittenberg University in Ohio. She obtained her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University in 2010 and 2014, respectively.  She completed her clinical internship with the WVU School of Medicine—Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in Charleston. Dr. Storer has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and currently is a member of the West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide Board. In addition to performing psychological evaluations and testing with children in KVC foster and adoptive homes, Dr. Storer is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the WVU School of Medicine—Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in Charleston.

The cost for the training is $80 and cash and checks (made out to KVC) will be accepted the day of the training. Checks may also be mailed to the KVC Charleston Office (300 Kenton Drive, Charleston, WV 25311), to the attention of Erin Keltner.  There is a 24-hour cancellation policy in order to receive a full refund. You can contact Erin Keltner at ekeltner@kvc.org if you would like to register.  We look forward to seeing you at this fantastic training opportunity.