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CITI 2023 Dates Announced!

DBT CITI: Comprehensive Implementation & Training Intensive October 2023 dates have been announced! The innovative DBT Comprehensive Implementation & Training Intensive (DBT CITI) is designed for practitioners and programs seeking DBT Certification and Accreditation. This immersive experience in DBT has the primary

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Resources While You Wait

You are not alone. Being on a waitlist for mental health care can feel frustrating and defeating, so we want to offer you these DBT resources. Because of the mental health crisis increased in part by COVID-19, our wait list

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Post-Doctoral Positions at PDBTI for 2022

We are actively recruiting three psychologist residents to join our team in 2022. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI) seeks six postdoctoral fellows to join our team in 2022. Located in Portland and Salem, Oregon, PDBTI is

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Managing Emotions with Mindfulness – A Conversation with Cedar Koons

A Fit for Joy episode featuring one of Portland DBT Institute’s training faculty, Cedar Koons. In conversation with podcast host, Valeria Teles, Cedar talks about how to use DBT mindfulness skills to manage intense and painful emotions. Listen here:

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Recording of Learn and Earn Over Lunch – Chasing Your Tail in Treatment: When OCD is Missed

We are happy to offer a recording of PDBTI’s September Learn and Earn Over Lunch seminar – Chasing Your Tail in Treatment: When OCD is Missed, presented by Christopher Conley, MSW, RSW on September 8th, 2021. If you are interested in

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Licensed and unlicensed clinician positions available at Portland DBT Institute (with moving incentives!)

Do you want to do rewarding work with individuals who are truly suffering and experience stigma in the mental health community?  Are you interested in DBT? Do you find the idea of a $10,000 relocation bonus (with additional start up

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Announcing two new Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs): Adult Standard and Teen & Family

For many people with intense emotion dysregulation, standard outpatient DBT is enough. Sometimes, however, a more intensive approach may be preferred for one or more of the following reasons: to avoid hospitalization and other higher levels of care. when you

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New book release from Institute Director Dr. Linda Dimeff

Adding to her long list of renowned publications and authorships, PDBTI director Linda Dimeff, PhD, along with Shireen Rizvi, PhD, ABPP, and Kelly Koerner, PhD, is excited to announce a second edition of the clinical guidebook Dialectical Behavior Therapy in

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In light of rapidly changing circumstances driven by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and our desire to help protect our community, we have made the difficult decision to transition the vast majority of clinical services to telehealth effective

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Full-Time Licensed Therapist with Teen and Family Therapy Experience – Positions Available

Full-Time Clinical Positions at Portland DBT Institute Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI) is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon. We are a free-standing, outpatient clinic that serves both public and private sectors. We are an interdisciplinary team that places high

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DBT Training Calendar

(Free CE Hour) Using DBT Skills to Address Intergenerational Transmission of Emotion Dysregulation within Families
June 14th, 2023
Maureen Zalewski, Ph.D.

(Free CE Hour) Suicide Prevention in Pediatric Primary Care
July 12th, 2023
Lia Gaggino, MD

DBT in a Nutshell for Adolescents and Caregivers
July 13th-14th, 2023
Erica Tan, PsyD

Diving into DBT Skills for Adolescents and Caregivers
August 3rd-4th, 2023
Ashley Maliken, PhD

(Free CE Hour) Culture Forward: A Strengths and Culture Based Tool to Protect our Native Youth from Suicide
August 9th, 2023
Victoria M. O'Keefe, PhD, MS

DBT in a Nutshell: Treating Multi-Diagnostic, Complex Individuals
August 10th-11th, 2023
Leah Smart-Gordon, LCSW

Optimizing the Engine of DBT Individual Therapy
August 24th-25th, 2023
Erica Tan, PsyD

Diving into DBT Skills
September 7th-8th, 2023
Jason Fritts, LCSW

(Free CE Hour) Evidence-Based and Family-Focused Practices in the Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse
September 13th, 2023
Cindy Schaeffer, PhD

Optimizing Eating Disorder Treatments with DBT
September 19th-20th, 2023
Amy Kalasunas LPCC-S, NCC

Working Well with the Suicidal Patient: Ethics, Boundaries of Competence, Avoiding Harm, and Risk Management
September 22nd, 2023
Andrew White, PhD, ABPP

(Free CE Hour) Let's Listen to Our Youth: Strategies to Engage Black Youth in Mental Health Care
October 12th, 2023
Aijah K. B. Goodwin, PhD

DBT CITI Part 1: Comprehensive Implementation & Training Intensive
Oct. 18th-20th & 23rd-24th, 2023
Andrew White, PhD, ABPP
Christopher Conley, DSW, RSW

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