When The Chaos Settles: Moving to Treat Common Mental Health Problems within DBT Stage I

March 23rd – 24th, 2023
Training 9:00 am to 4:00 pm PST
All times Pacific                                                                                                                                                         
Presented via Zoom Video Communications

Christopher Conley, DSW, RSW
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician™
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Dialectical behavior therapy is an idiographic principle-driven behavioral treatment designed to treat clients who are multidiagnostic, self-harming, and who often have suicide behavior.  Many DBT providers are unclear when and how to move from addressing primary targets in DBT to addressing quality of life interfering mental health disorders such as social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and depressive disorders.  This workshop will assist in formulating common mental health disorders within a DBT Case conceptualization, when to move to treating mental health disorders, and focusing on CBT processes that help people to maximize freedom over their own life.


  1. Conceptualize common mental health problems within a DBT case formulation
  2. Describe common DSM 5 diagnoses from a behavioral
  3. Describe common DSM 5 within a transdiagnostic framework
  4. Know relevant assessment tools for treatment interventions
  5. Implement CBT processes for treating social anxiety disorder within DBT
  6. Implement CBT processes for treating panic disorder within DBT
  7. Implement CBT processes for treating generalized anxiety disorder within DBT
  8. Implement CBT processes for treating major depressive disorders within DBT


This course is designed for mental health and other professionals (clergy, teachers, nurses, PCPs) who are called upon to help people improve their lives through skillful actions.

DBT Skills book


There are no prerequisites for this course. For maximal impact, we REQUIRE learners to have copies of Linehan’s (2014) skills training manuals to the workshop – DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition 2nd Edition
Copies of the DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets are available for preorder on our training registration page. 


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Participants who complete both training days will earn 11 CE hours.
Portland DBT Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6326.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Portland DBT Institute is solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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Group Registration Fee for 3 or more
Student Registration Fee

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Private Training Requests

Portland DBT Institute training is available to schedule as a private training for your group. PDBTI’s training team travels locally, nationally, and internationally, to provide evidence based, adherent DBT training. Please fill out our Training Request Form and a training coordinator will contact you to see how we can work together to exceed your organization’s training goals.

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A $60.00 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation. Refund requests by fax or email must be received two weeks before the start date. In addition, the fees are non-transferrable.

PDBTI reserves the right to cancel any program due to under-enrollment, or any course due to work stoppages, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a course is cancelled, PDBTI is responsible for refunding only the course fee.