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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for PTSD (DBT-PTSD) for Children and Adolescents in Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment
The aim of this introductory workshop is to present participants with the rationale for treating trauma and co-occurring emotion dysregulation, suicidal behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury. The training will also discuss the theoretical mechanism of action for trauma and emotion disorders and participants will be introduced to DBT PTSD with adolescents and children in an outpatient and intensive outpatient setting. The workshop will review specific brain structures and ways that they relate the trauma informed care in general, and DBT-PTSD in specific. The workshop will also review the impact of trauma on development, attachment and transgenerational trauma.

Instructors: Miri Bar-Halpern, Psy.D. & Ryan J. Madigan, Psy.D.

Dr. Miri Bar-Halpern is the Director of Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services at the Boston Child Study Center and is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. In addition to her work at BCSC, she is a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital where she received the Partners Excellence Award. She also provides consultation and professional workshops in the United States and Israel about evidence-based treatment and trauma to psychiatric hospitals, mental health organizations, and schools. Dr. Bar-Halpern earned her bachelor’s degree at Tel Aviv University and her master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford with highest honors, including the Regent Honor Award. During her graduate studies, Dr. Bar-Halpern trained extensively in implementing evidence-based interventions to treat children, adolescents, and families.

Dr. Madigan founded the Boston Child Study Center (BCSC) in 2013 with the mission to improve the lives of youth and families through expanding access to evidence-based treatment, community education and training, and research. Since BCSC’s  founding in 2013, Dr. Madigan has expanded BCSC’s services to Natick, MA, Los Angeles, CA, and most recently Portland, Maine. Dr. Madigan previously taught at Boston University, Wellesley College, and Harvard Medical School where he served as an Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and as a Clinical Psychologist at the McLean Hospital 3East DBT Program, where he co-founded the 3East DBT Trauma & Exposure Program for adolescents struggling with PTSD and co-occurring suicidal behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Dr. Madigan’s research interests include the development of transdiagnostic interventions to more effectively address issues in emotion dysregulation, trauma, and mood disorders.

July 23, 2021
Program will run from 10am- 12pm EST
2 CE credits will be awarded.

The cost of this program is free

Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent to the email you provide below.

For more information call: 617-800-9610 or visit

Boston Child Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

Boston Child Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

There is no known commercial support for this program.

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