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Master Clinician Workshop with Dr. Ryan Madigan: Dialectical Exposure Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Intervention for Trauma and Emotion Disorders

September 10, 2021 | Live Zoom Videoconference | Online

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Friday Sept 10 12 PM EST to 4PM EST

Dialectical Exposure Therapy (DET) is a transdiagnostic intervention based on the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, with additional components derived from Exposure and Response Prevention, Behavioral Activation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and DBT-PTSD.  This 4-hour  workshop 1) presents the rationale for a transdiagnostic intervention for emotion disorders in youth and young-adults, 2) proposes a theoretical mechanism of action for trauma and emotion disorders, 3) introduces participants to Dialectical Exposure Therapy (DET). Participants will be introduced to these interventions through didactics, discussion, and case examples.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the rationale for a transdiagnostic intervention for trauma and emotion disorders
  2. Understand relevant research and research gaps across well-established second and third wave evidence based treatments for anxiety disorders, depression and trauma
  3. State the three modules of DET
  4. Understand DET’s theoretical formulation for a common mechanism for trauma and emotion disorders
  5. Differentiate traditional exposure with response prevention from values-based exposures.
  6. Describe values-based exposures for clients with co-occurring anxiety and depression
  7. Describe DBT-PTSD for clients with PTSD and Complex PTSD
  8. Describe how to adapt DBT-PTSD for clients presenting with emotion dysregulation in the absence of an index trauma.

Course Slides


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 Boston’s founding in 2013, BCSC has expanded to Natick, MA, Los Angeles, 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 a unified trans-diagnostic intervention to more effectively address issues in emotion dysregulation, trauma, and mood disorders.


Physicians: There are no Category I credits available to Physicians for this conference. This conference qualifies for Category II credits.

Psychologists: The Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for this program. This Symposium offers 4 CE credits

Counselors: The Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5689. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This seminar meets the criteria for 4 clock hours

Nurses: This symposium meets the specifications of the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts (244 CMR).

Social Workers: Expected to be eligible for 4 credit hours.  Application pending with the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.


Fee includes CEU’s and two months access to conference recording):

Registration before 8/10/21 $115
Student registration before 8/10/21 $60
Registration 8/11/21-9/9/21 $135
Student registration 8/11/21–9/9/21 $75