Introduction to DBT Part I

The posted time is inclusive of the 15 minute registration period. If you arrive later than 30 minutes from the posted time, you will be turned away and unable to attend the training.

Course Description: In this training, attendees will gain an understanding on when and how to use Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the population they serve. It includes instruction and practice of DBT interventions and concepts including acceptance and validation, use of skills training, The training is focused on enabling attendees to have an understanding of how dialectical behavior therapy skills and approaches can be adapted and integrated into the evidence based practice of psychotherapy.  



Kindra Moore, LCSW, CADC-II, Program Director. Kindra has successfully completed the PESI Intensive 5-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy training and has over 8 years of practice in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  

Kellie Thoelecke, LMFT, Quality Improvement Specialist. Kellie has successfully completed the PESI Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certificate Course, has over 7 years of practice in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and over 2 years of experience instructing Dialectical Behavior Therapy courses in academic settings.  

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Describe 3 ways clients can practice dialectics and explain the concept of Dialectical thought processes according to DBT.
  2. Explain the 5 Essential Functions of DBT that help improve a client’s motivation and enhances a client’s abilities.
  3. Demonstrate and explain the 4 Core DBT Assumptions which include 2 therapist assumptions and 2 client assumptions.
  4. Discuss the purpose of mindfulness and practice the mindfulness module including states of mind.
  5. Explain the differences between group and individual DBT therapy sessions.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the four DBT Skills Modules and use 1 skill from each module.
  7. Explain two ways to implement DBT in clinical practice as a psychologist or other mental health professional.

Audience: Introductory Level Course; Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, Nurses, and Clinical Staff

Cost: Regular Rate $90, Student Rate $25

Community Research Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Research Foundation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The information contained in this course presentation was obtained from existing academic & research literature. There is no commercial support for any of the content. Any limitations and/or risks associated with the content will be addressed by the instructor during the course. Any additional questions or individuals in need of special accommodations should contact the CRF Training Coordinator at 619-275-0822 ext. 301 or Anyone with a concern, complaint, or grievance about this training activity should also contact the CRF Training Coordinator. Anonymity will be assured to the greatest extent possible.

Training Date:
April 29, 2020

Training Time:

Training Location:
To Be Determined

Student: $25
Regular: $90

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