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Dialectical Behavior Therapy coaching, exams, and resources.

Agendas and minutes from the DBT Statewide Conference Calls.


This course is not currently certified for any specific CEU Credits.

In this course, Josh Smith, LMSW, BCD provides an introduction to DBT, a treatment model rooted in an individual's ability to change. In standard DBT, different types of psychosocial therapy may be utilized as part of treatment. DBT emphasizes validation, a powerful technique wherein the therapist and participant work toward accepting uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and behaviors rather than struggling with them. Once validation occurs, it is then possible to establish goals. As a comprehensive treatment, DBT can:

*Decrease the frequency and severity of self-destructive behaviors.

*Increase the motivation to change by providing positive reinforcement.

*Teach new "coping skills" that generalize to a person's natural environment.

*Provide a treatment environment that emphasizes the strengths of individuals and their treatment.

*Enhance the therapist's motivation and ability to work effectively.

DBT also integrates coping skills and specific behavioral techniques used to combat the disabling symptoms of mental illness. This training takes approximately four (4) hours to complete.

Course Hours: Credit Types:  Training Hours: 0

This course is not currently certified for any specific CEU Credits.

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This course is not currently certified for any specific CEU Credits.

This exam will be taken by each non-master's-level employee who is part of a DBT team or who is looking to join an existing team.

To request enrollment into this exam, please contact your T.A.


This course is not currently certified for any specific CEU Credits.

This exam will be taken by each DBT clinician and team leader interested in remaining on existing teams or clinicians interested in joining established teams.


This course is not currently certified for any specific CEU Credits.