Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Integrating DBT Tools into Your Clinical Practice

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Integrating DBT Tools into Your Clinical Practice

Event Start
Thu, Jun 3, 2021 5:00am EDT
Event End
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 12:30pm EDT
Due to the uncertainties of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all concerned,
it has been decided these sessions will be via livestream webinar only. DBT is an empirically validated treatment for working with complex clients. It has been successfully used to care for individuals with suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, substance use, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and personality disorders. With a focus on teaching mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT allows clinicians and clients to navigate the complexities of their situation and build “a life worth living.” This presentation explores DBT’s theoretical basis, specific DBT interventions, and how to implement DBT principles and techniques in group and individual practice settings. The information in this workshop allows clinicians to conceptualize their current caseload using a DBT framework. As an introduction to the principles of DBT, this course shows the clinician how to implement key features of DBT such as validation, dialectical strategies, communication styles, and the ways of changing behaviors in order to effectively balance acceptance and change with clients. Eric J. Guendner, MA, LPA, LCAS, is a licensed psychological associate in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a clinician, Eric works in a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy focused partial hospitalization program and a DBT informed substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP). Eric developed an educational DBT curriculum to assist interns he supervises, and he enjoys using DBT as primary framework in treatment.

Group Registrations

Registering more than 1 participant with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC. fax 828.257.4768 | scan and email | mail MAHEC Registration, 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 .borderedbox {border-bottom: 15px solid #E0E6F8; border-top: 15px solid #E0E6F8;padding: 20px 40px 20px 20px ;background-color:#EFF2FB;margin:20px 30px 30px 30px;text-align: center;}.caps{text-transform: uppercase;letter-spacing: .05em;}

Group Rate Available!

$229.00/person Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time
(after 5/27/21 add $15)

*For full list of registration fees, please scroll to the bottom of this page or see the pdf brochure.


June 3, 20218:30 – 9:00Online Check-In / Live Check-In at Registration Desk9:00 – 10:30DBT Background 10:30 – 10:45Break10:45 – 12:15Components of DBT12:15 – 1:15Lunch1:15 – 2:45Emotion Dysregulation Validation 2:45 – 3:00Break3:00 – 4:30DBT Skills4:30AdjournmentJune 4, 20218:30 – 9:00Online Check-In / Live Check-In at Registration Desk9:00 – 10:00Review of DBT Theory and Skills 10:00 – 10:30DBT Skills10:30 – 10:45Break10:45 – 12:15Analysis of Behavior12:15 – 1:15Lunch1:15 – 2:15DBT and Substance Use Treatment2:15 – 2:45Coaching Phone2:45 – 3:00Break3:00 – 4:30Consultation Team4:30Adjournment