2-Day DBT Training in February 2018

Eric Gadol and Martha Golden will be offering a Triangle Area DBT (TADBiT) 2-day DBT training in February 2018 in the Triangle Area.  

Below is the link for more information and to register.  Workshop Participation Fee of $350 is due by Feb 16, 2018.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/t adbit-two-day-dbt-workshop-tic kets-36447519512

In this workshop, Drs. Golden and Gadol will present the foundational knowledge and skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Clients with borderline personality disorder have been known as a challenging population among mental health professionals for decades, and DBT was developed to treat this population. Since this beginning, DBT has been successfully delivered to many other populations, and more clients are benefiting from DBT treatment. Drs. Golden and Gadol will cover the empirical support for the DBT and the core principles of DBT treatment, covering the theoretical understandings of borderline personality disorder, the assumptions and agreements about therapy in DBT, the structure of DBT treatment, and the skills that clients learn in DBT. Participants will earn 12 hours of Category A continuing education credit approved by the American Psychological Association (additonal fee required for certification).

This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, etc.) who have a beginner's level of experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on February 23 and 24, 2018

Learning Objectives:

  1. To be able to list and describe the empirical research on DBT, including populations researched and target behaviors that have responded to DBT interventions
  2. To describe Borderline Personality Disorder DSM-V criteria as organized by DBT theory, categorizing each criteria as a form of dysregulation
  3. To be able to list and describe the DBT assumptions about patients and therapy, demonstrating this ability through role plays with workshop participants
  4. To be able to articulate and explain bio-social theory, the transaction between emotional vulnerability and invalidation
  5. To be able to define validation and to offer examples of each of the six levels of validation
  6. To be able to describe the DBT skills modules, identifying their behavioral targets
  7. To be able to list and explain the functions and modes of DBT treatment
  8. To be able to generate a DBT treatment plan, including stages and targets, with a case example outlined and role-played by the presenters
  9. To be able to describe the rationale of why mindfulness is used in DBT and to lead clients in mindfulness practices
  10. To be able to list the behavioral principles, behavioral analysis strategies, and change strategies that are used in DBT, applying them to a case example role-played by the presenters.
  11. To be able to explain the use of dialectics in DBT, listing specific dialectical strategies and applying them to case examples described by the presenters. 


Martha Golden, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Golden earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, Georgia in 2005. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Duke University’s Counseling Center followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Triangle Area Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Golden began her private practice in 2005 and has served as the Intake Coordinator for the DBT-U program (DBT for university students) since 2006. She works with patients individually, co-leads DBT skills groups, participates in a DBT consultation team, and supervises students working towards licensure. Dr. Golden completed the Behavioral Tech Intensive Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in 2011, was appointed Co-Director of Triangle Area DBT (TADBiT) in 2013, and was certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification in 2015.

Eric N. Gadol, PhD, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Gadol earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 and entered private practice. He completed the Behavioral Tech Intensive Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy in 2011. In addition to seeing clients in his solo private practice in Durham and leading a DBT skills group, Dr. Gadol provides training in DBT and co-leads two consultation/training team. He is the TADBiT Director of Skills Groups and Consultation Teams.

The program is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Psychological Association and Triangle Area DBT. The North Carolina Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is offered for (12) hours of continuing education credit.

ATTENDANCE POLICY - To receive credit, you must be present for the entire session, and you must sign the sign-in and sign-out sheets. No credit will be given to participants who are more than 15 minutes late at the beginning of any session. No credit will be given to participants who leave before the close of a session.

REFUND POLICY - If we receive a notice one month in advance that you will no longer be able to attend, or if we must cancel the workshop for any reason, we will refund your cost in full. Otherwise, we will not issue refunds.

CE CERTIFICATION - CE documents of attendance will be mailed directly by the NCPA within 20 business days from the time NCPA receives the materials from the host of the workshop/conference.  If NCPA is not able to do this within the 20 business days (because of other activities/work), the NCPA will contact the presenters with the date the certification will be mailed.

Have questions about TADBiT Two-Day DBT Workshop? Contact Eric N. Gadol, PhD, & Martha Golden, PsyD