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DBT Skills Training: The Essentials


  • Red Lion Seattle Airport 18220 International Boulevard SeaTac, WA, 98188 United States (map)

Presented by Behavioral-Tech.

This two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Participants learn how to plan, structure, and conduct DBT skills classes. This workshop also addresses the targets for skills training, as well as how to apply fundamental DBT strategies in skills training. Extensive teaching and use of clinical examples are used to illustrate specific skills training procedures, assignment and review of homework with clients, and troubleshooting common skills training obstacles. This course is designed for all mental health professionals who want to learn to teach DBT skills or to improve their teaching with clients. This training will include the original DBT skills as developed by Dr. Linehan, and will incorporate material from her recently published DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the dialectical nature of DBT skills training.

  2. Identify the strategies and procedures required for effective teaching of DBT skills.

  3. Explain the DBT skills modules.

  4. Structure DBT skills training for specific populations and settings.

  5. Effectively review DBT skills training homework.