New East Side Pilot for Enhanced Skills Training (EST)!

Portland DBT Institute, in collaboration with the Multnomah County Health Department, and The Multnomah County Rockwood Health Center, are working together to provide full fidelity DBT services and specialty mental health services to the residents of East County.

Rockwood Community Health Center
2020 SE 182nd
Portland, OR 97233

Now enrolling in Rockwood EST groups.

A primary barrier to individuals in East Multnomah County accessing and receiving DBT services has been transportation to and from Portland DBT Institute’s (PDBTI) offices in SW Portland. We are excited to announce PDBTI’s partnership with Multnomah County Health Department to enable PDBTI to provide DBT treatment and mental health services based out of offices in Multnomah County’s Rockwood Health Center.


Landon Michaels, PhD, will be one of several clinicians leading EST groups at our new Rockwood Location

PDBTI will focus on running our Enhanced Skills Training (EST) program at the Rockwood Health Center. EST is a twice weekly 1 hour skills group where clients are taught DBT skills in a group setting. Skills learned during EST consist of Emotion Regulation; Distress Tolerance; Interpersonal Effectiveness; and Mindfulness. LEARN MORE


Individuals who would be referred to Portland DBT skills training, for whom DBT is the appropriate treatment model, and would otherwise not be able to find transportation to PDBTI’s primary clinic in southwest Portland.


If you are interested in Enhanced Skills Training for yourself, your loved one, or your client, fill out and submit our electronic referral form and please be sure to mark the box indicating that you are interested in our EST program.




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