Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Processes and Practice Implementation

DATE: Saturday, June 22, 2024

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET // 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. CT  // 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT // 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MT

PLATFORM: Via Zoom Webinar

COST: $69


  • Live & Interactive Webinar
  • Presentation Slides PDF & Additional Resources Included
  • Provides for 4 CE hours of General Skill-Building/Clinical/Evidence-Based Treatment

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapy based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but it’s specially adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely. This type of therapy integrates evidenced-based Western psychology practices with Eastern philosophies of mindfulness and acceptance. ‘Dialectical’ means trying to understand how two things that seem opposite could both be true. DBT was originally developed for borderline personality disorder (BPD), so most of the evidence for it so far has been about treating people with this diagnosis. Evidence shows that DBT is also highly effective in working with Trauma, Self-Harming Behaviors, and Substance Use Disorder. DBT aims to help the client:

  • Understand and accept difficult feelings
  • Learn skills to manage these feelings
  • Become able to make positive changes in their life

In this webinar, we will do a deep dive into the process and implementation of DBT in a practice setting, review the history of its development, and practice some DBT skills to empower you to use these skills in everyday sessions!

Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the history and development of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Identify the different types of disorders/psychopathologies DBT skills training addresses
  • Understand the elements of DBT practice that make it unique from other modalities of care
  • Implement several specific skills that can be used in everyday therapy sessions


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