Introduction to DBT Part II

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 be provided with a detailed look at the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the population they serve. It includes instruction and practice of structuring a DBT session including the hierarchy of treatment, self-monitoring, behavior analysis, and management of safety issues. Use of dialectical shift, behavior change analysis, safety planning, and diary cards. The training is focused on building upon basic knowledge of dialectics and skills training to expand the attendee’s use of DBT.

This course is recommended to be completed after DBT I or an equivalent introduction to DBT strategies.



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. Discuss the purpose of mindfulness and practice the mindfulness module including states of mind.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the four DBT Skills Modules (Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation.
  3. Apply 1 skill from each module in dyad/group setting.
  4. Identify 4 DBT-oriented interventions that can be used when clients are in crisis.
  5. Explain two ways to implement DBT in clinical practice as a psychologist or other mental health professional.
  6. Demonstrate and complete a Behavior Analysis/Solution Analysis according to DBT.

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 30, 2020

Training Time:

Training Location:
To Be Determined

Student: $25
Regular: $90

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