DBT Skills for Trauma Survivors and Attachment Starved Clients – Live Webinar

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

8:30am – 4:30pm

Arizona Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6677. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Trauma Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CE Hours Awarded: 6

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Training Description

The training will provide a review of the neuroscience of trauma and understanding how unhealthy maladaptive coping skills are formed to cope with traumatic stress – leading to dysregulated behavior patterns.  Concepts from attachment theory will also be integrated into the presentation, helping students understand how unhealthy attachment in early childhood leads to codependent and unstable relationships in adulthood. The presenter will introduce dialectical behavioral therapy skills that are helpful when working with trauma and attachment starved clients to help them regulate emotions, manage distress, and form more productive interpersonal relationships.


  1. Participants will review the neuroscience of trauma and learn how to identify maladaptive coping patterns formed from traumatic experiences throughout the lifespan.

  2. Participants will understand how unhealthy attachments formed in early childhood may lead to codependent behaviors and challenges with interpersonal effectiveness throughout the lifespan.

  3. Participants will learn how to identify treatment needs for trauma and attachment starved clients.

  4. Participants will learn how to use basic DBT coping skills to replace maladaptive coping and dysregulated behavior patterns.

  5. Participants will practice using DBT skills with sample case studies in small group settings.

CE Credits

Credits listed below are for full attendance of the live training.  Attendees will sign in upon arrival and after lunch.  At the end of the training, attendees will be given an evaluation to complete.  After completing the evaluation attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the training.

Arizona Trauma Institute does not issue partial certificates of completion.

NOTE: Credits do not include time for breaks or lunch.

CE Hours Awarded: 6


Dejaye Botkin, MA, LPC, NCC, CTP, DBTC

Dejaye Botkin is the Founder of Extinguishing Fear and Traumatic Stress in Phoenix, Arizona.  Dejaye moved to Arizona in 2017- from New Jersey, were she managed her own family crisis related private practice for six years in Sussex County.  Dejaye earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Woman’s University in 1991, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.  In 2000, Dejaye earned her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey.  In 2005, Dejaye earned her License for Private Practice in New Jersey.  She is now licensed in two states, NJ and AZ.

Prior to started her private practice, Dejaye gained extensive experience working in a variety of mental health settings such as, psychiatric emergency services, group homes, residential settings and intensive outpatient programs.  In 2018, Dejaye became certified as a Trauma Professional and a certified DBT Therapist, (also trained in EMDR). Dejaye created the DBT-IOP Program for Aurora Behavioral Health in Tempe, Arizona.

Dejaye enjoys public speaking and opportunities to teach.  Between 2000-2015 Dejaye was a substitute undergraduate adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Dejaye became passionate about working with families in crisis when she started her mental health career working with the police department – in Parsippany, New Jersey.  Dejaye became very familiar with dually-diagnosed clients who were also struggling with parent child conflicts and domestic violence.  As a result of this experience, Dejaye expanded her resume by becoming a certified mediator to assist families with custody related challenges and a certified school counselor so that she could advocate for children in their educational setting as well.

Dejaye recently founded a program in Phoenix called – The House of Validation, specializing in recovery programs for clients who struggle with codependency and relationship addictive behaviors.

Event Location

Live Webinar

Event Fees

$ 75.00