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Questions to ask when picking a DBT program

Choosing which DBT program to attend is an important choice. You may have been looking for a program for a long time, or perhaps just heard about DBT recently. Either way, educating yourself on what to look for is critical!

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How do you know if it is DBT?

Getting the best outcomes possible from DBT requires a well-trained DBT therapist providing services in a highly structured and comprehensive DBT treatment environment (see Dimeff & Koerner, 2007). Without both, clients may not improve at the same rate or to

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Staff, now with photos!

Thanks to some very talented photography help, we now have official staff pictures up on the the staff page- take a look!

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Therapist Histories Updated!

We are steadily marching to finish up our staff information pages- in the next few weeks, look out for photos of all staff! In the meantime, we have added CVs for all therapists. Check out you therapist’s background and professional

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Welcome to the new site!

We are delighted to have our new website up and running. Look for additional new content in the upcoming months!

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DBT Training Calendar


Shame in BPD: An Intimate Evening with Valerie Porr, MA
Tuesday May 28th, 2019 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Valerie Porr, MA

Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat For DBT Therapists
Friday, October 4th, through Monday, October 7th, 2019
Cedar Koons, MSW

DBT CITI: Comprehensive Implementation & Training Initiative
DBT CITI PART I: October 25th through 29th, 2019

Friends and Family Workshop
Saturday June 8th, 2019 | 9am to 12pm

Friends and Family Workshop
Saturday July 13th, 2019 | 9am to 12pm

DBT in a Nutshell
August 15th and 16th, 2019
Erica Tan, PsyD

Diving Deep into DBT Skills:
An Overview of the New and Old DBT Skills
September 26th and 27th, 2019
Daphna Peterson, LCSW

DBT for Substance Abusers
May 7th and 8th, 2019
Linda Dimeff, PhD

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