Silver Hill Hospital, Martin Center
Friday, September 23, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference
Faculty: Charles R. Swenson, M.D.
Dr. Swenson graduated from Harvard College, Yale Medical School, and completed his Psychiatry Residency at Yale University. In 1988 he began to study, practice, and implement Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). He established the first DBT program (outside of Seattle) on an inpatient unit at New York Hospital. He went on to practice, implement, teach, supervise, and write about DBT from 1989 to the present. After fourteen years at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, he moved to Massachusetts and became Medical Director of the Dept. of Mental Health in Western Massachusetts and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School. From 1995 he developed and strengthened DBT programming for adults and adolescents throughout Western Massachusetts. At the same time, he provided training and consultation for DBT programs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In 2000 Dr. Swenson co-founded the International Society for Improvement and Teaching of DBT (ISITDBT), which continues to thrive today. Dr. Swenson has written numerous articles and book chapters on the treatment of borderline personality disorder and the applications of DBT in various settings. His book, DBT Principles in Action: Acceptance, Change, and Dialectics, will be published by Guilford Press in the summer of 2016.