DBT Skills Training Series

Elizabeth Plante, LMHC, DBT-C

*This training will be conducted ONLINE in 6 half-day sessions for $500 including CEUs. Please note, to receive CEU credit you must attend all 6 sessions in the series.

The DBT Skills are the heart of the treatment. All aspects of DBT are based on assisting the person to learn and use a set of skills that have been proven to enhance coping and reduce distress. This 6-part series provides a thorough training in all aspects of the DBT skills including mastery of the skills, running skills groups, and teaching the skills to a variety of populations. The presentation will include lecture, video examples and in-vivo practice.

Participants are urged to purchase the DBT Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition and the DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, 2nd Edition by Marsha Linehan. Both books will be an integral part of the curriculum and are available on Amazon.com.

DBT Skills Trainings:                                                                               

Part 1: Thursday, September 9, 2021, 1:00 PM—5:00 PM

An Introduction to DBT Skills Training and Orientation Module

In this training, participants will learn what is needed to start a DBT group. This will include the rationale for DBT skills training, planning to conduct a group, how to structure a DBT group, skills training targets and procedures, and how to teach the Orientation Module.

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the rationale for DBT Skills training
  • Begin planning a DBT Skills group
  • Structure a DBT skills group
  • Understand the DBT Orientation module

Part 2: Thursday September 23, 2021, 1:00 PM—5:00 PM

The Mindfulness Module-In this training, participants will learn the Mindfulness skills and how to effectively teach these skills in group.

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Mindfulness module
  • Understand how to effectively teach Mindfulness skills to a group                                                 

Part 3: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 1:00 PM—5:00 PM 

The Distress Tolerance Module-In this training, participants will learn the Distress Tolerance skills and how to effectively teach these skills in group.

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Distress Tolerance module
  • Understand how to effectively teach Distress Tolerance skills to a group                                

Part 4: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 1:00 PM—5:00 PM

The Emotion Regulation Module- In this training, participants will learn the Emotion Regulation skills and how to effectively teach these skills in group.

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Emotion Regulation module
  • Understand how to effectively teach Emotion Regulation skills to a group

Part 5: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 1:00 PM—5:00 PM          

The Interpersonal Effectiveness Module-In this training, participants will learn the Interpersonal Effectiveness skills and how to effectively teach these skills in group.

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Interpersonal Effectiveness module
  • Understand how to effectively teach Interpersonal Effectiveness skills to a group                    

Part 6: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 1:00 PM—5:00 PM        

Running a DBT Group and Overcoming Group Challenges-

In this training, participants will learn how to apply some of the fundamental DBT strategies in Behavioral Skills Training as well as how to effectively run a group. Challenges that may arise during group will be discussed and addressed, including homework non-compliance, lack of attendance, and behavior management within group

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Apply some of the fundamental DBT strategies within skills group
  • Understand how to effectively run a DBT skills group
  • Manage challenges that may arise in group, such as homework non-compliance, attendance issues, and behavioral challenges.