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.  



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. Demonstrate and explain the Core DBT Assumptions, which include client, therapist and treatment assumptions.
  2. Explain the concept of dysregulation and how DBT is designed to address dysregulation.
  3. Describe the basic elements of behaviorism according to DBT.
  4. Describe 3 ways clients can practice dialectics and explain the concept of dialectical thought processes according to DBT.
  5. Explain the differences between group and individual DBT therapy sessions.
  6. Explain the concept of Hierarchy of Treatment according to DBT.
  7. Discuss and use the DBT Diary Card as an important therapeutic tool essential for DBT implementation.

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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