DBT Skillz for Therapists: Interpersonal Effectiveness & Mindfulness

Next Module on Interpersonal Effectiveness and Mindfulness to begin October, 2016.

The 8 session course typically meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9-10:45am in Chapel Hill. 

*Distress Tolerance and Emotion Regulation skills will follow in February and June 2017.


Learning Objectives for the Interpersonal Effectiveness Module:

  • Understand and practice the skills of Mindfulness of relationship.

  • Understand the concepts of Interpersonal Effectiveness and the the three goals of the Interpersonal Effectiveness skills module in personally meaningful ways. These goals are to be more skillful in getting what we want and need, to build relationships and end destructive ones, to walk the middle path of greater balance in relationships.

  • Experientially apply the priorities of Interpersonal Effectiveness, DEAR MAN, GIVE and FAST, Troubleshooting and Mindfulness of Relationship, including the effective method of Validation.

  • Identify creative ways to teach these skills with clients with the Four Steps of: Link to goal, Shaping step, Essence, Make it SticKy.

Cost: The fee for participating in the DBT Skills for Therapists 8 week course is $420 if paid by the second session. Otherwise, the fee is $60 per session for a total of $480. This class is suitable for many continuing education requirements; it is Level B for psychologists.

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