DBT Training opportunities for Providers


DBT Skills Groups' Participant-Observers

Many skills groups led by TADBiT-affiliated providers welcome a therapist who wants to develop DBT skills and understanding as a participant-observer. A participant-observer participates as a typical member yet is also observing/learning the skills to apply in clinical settings. Typically, these are 6 month commitments. Please contact the leaders of the skills group you wish to join.

TADBIT introductory DBT Training Workshops

These are introductory workshops to orient therapists to the fundamentals of DBT, covering DBT framework and assumptions for our work with clients. 

2018. February in Durham, NC. 2 Day Introductory Training.

2017. Starting in September in Chapel Hill. 14 Hour 8 Session introductory training on Fundamentals of DBT.  

*2 Day format planned for early 2018.

2016. September 23-24, 2016 at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium of the UNC School of Social Work. http://cls.unc.edu/upcoming-programs-2016-2017/clinical-lecture-institutes/dbt-w-eric-gadol-and-martha-golden/


Go to DBT Teams for more information.

DBT Skillz Group for Therapists in the triangle

With the exciting and much anticipated release of Marsha Linehan’s Second Edition of the DBT Skills Training Manual in 2014, the application of Emotion Regulation Skills to multiple conditions and diagnoses continues to expand. These new skills and handouts not only address some of the most confounding problems clients face--such as, chronic suicidal ideation, self-harming behavior, conflictual relationships, intense emotional swings-- but also have been empirically applied to a range of populations, such as clients dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, and eating disorders. 

Understanding the skills experientially is foundational for being an effective DBT therapist. You will practice these skills from the ground up in a safe and collegial environment. If you plan to teach skills classes, this course provides an alternative to the participant-observer option. You will identify creative ways to teach these skills with clients with the Four Steps of: Link to goal, Shaping step, Essence, & Make it SticKy

We will learn together, support, laugh and share as we discover the dialectic of both acceptance and change. 

Where/When: Next Module to begin January 2018. The 8 session module of DBT Skillz for Therapists typically in Chapel Hill on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings, 9 - 10:45am.

The Emotion Regulation module will be offered starting January 2018. Interpersonal Effectiveness will follow in April.

Contact: For more information or to register, please contact John Mader, LMFT at jmaderlmft@gmail.com or Jeanette Sarbo at jeanette.sarbo@gmail.com