About this event:
“Responding to Therapy-Interfering Behavior Using DBT,” Presenter: Stephanie Vaughn PsyD
Scarritt Bennett Center
2nd Floor, Bennett Hall
1008 19th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212
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Research suggests that “liking” therapy patients is correlated with the actual effectiveness of therapy. However, hands-on interventions designed to enhance the therapeutic relationship are few and far between. Clinicians are often at a loss as to how to target behaviors such as no-shows, patient verbal attacks, venting in session, and not completing homework. Therapists tend to fluctuate between blaming themselves and blaming their patients out of frustration and helplessness to solve the problem. Evidence supports the theory that clinicians tend to have negative attitudes toward treating Borderline Personality Disorder because of feeling underskilled in how to respond. DBT offers a unique approach which balances therapist autonomy with warmth and validation to improve clinical outcomes and reduce therapist burnout.
Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist-HSP is the owner of Psychē, PLLC, a boutique outpatient therapy practice located in the Gulch area of Nashville where they specialize in treating adults and adolescents utilizing Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She is an Associate faculty member at Vanderbilt University for both the Psychology and Psychiatry Departments and is active in the teaching and supervision of Psychology students, Counseling students, and Psychiatry residents. She founded and currently leads Vanderbilt’s DBT peer consultation group and has served as a trainer and consultant for a variety of institutions including the U.S. Department of Defense, Kennedy Krieger Hospital in Baltimore, Jacksonville Naval Hospital, Kentucky State Hospital, and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Dr. Vaughn is one of only two DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinicians in Tennessee and is considered to be an expert within the field of DBT in treating Therapy-Interfering Behaviors and managing high-risk and oppositional adolescent behavior.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Vaughn has served as the interim Director of a women’s residential treatment center for Substance Use Disorders (DBT-SUD) and worked for 2 years in the intensive PTSD program at the Nashville Department of Veteran Affairs with soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and female soldiers who experienced Military Sexual Trauma. She is a national speaker for PESI and travels around the country teaching DBT and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD. Her biggest claim to fame he is that she is the mother of well-behaved and well-adjusted 16 year old boy/girl twins.