DBT Intensive in Durham with Lorie Ritschel and Clive Robins in April

Lorie Ritschel and Clive Robins will be conducting a DBT Intensive training for teams in Durham this year for BehavioralTech, co-hosted by Alliance Behavioral Healthcare (the local LME). Part 1 will be April 27 - May 1 and part 2 Nov 2 - Nov 6. This training is only for teams (3 or more people) rather than individuals. If you or anyone you know is interested, here's the link for more details and application.


Advanced 2-Day DBT Workshop With Kelly Koerner & Amy Wagner on May 15 & 16 at UNC-Chapel Hill

What’s After Stabilization? Extensions of DBT to Trauma-Related Problems

(How to Work with Your Stage 2 DBT Clients)


When: Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9-5 (both days)

  • Didactic presentation by Drs. Koerner and Wagner (Friday, 9:00 am-11:00 am)- open to all
  • Followed by 2-day advanced workshop (spaces limited) * participants are expected to have DBT training and/or experience, to be prepared to apply DBT in trauma work.

Where: University of North Carolina School of Social Work, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC.  directions/parking info


 (by Feb 20) Early Bird discounts                                                  after Feb 20 

Plenary only (2 hours)  $68 general; $34 SSW Discount            $102 general; $68 SSW Discount 

Full workshop (13 ceu)  $420 general; $320 SSW Discount       $475 general; $375 SSW Discount  (full workshop includes plenary)

For more information, go to https://cls.unc.edu/upcoming-programs-2014-2015/clinical-institutes/dbt-and-trauma-work/

To register, go to https://ssw.unc.edu/sswevents/cli-events

Openings...in Specialized DBT Skills Groups and Trainings for Providers

Openings in Upcoming Specialized Skills Groups

DBT Teen-Parent Groups. Click for more information. 

DBT University. Click for more information on 2015 openings.

DBT Family Skills Training. Click for more information on December 2014 openings.

Upcoming Trainings for Therapists

DBT Skills Group for Therapists with Meggan Moorhead. Click for more information in 2015 groups. 

Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (4 hours) – Friday, February 6, 2015, 1:00-5:00 pm with Kristi Webb, PsyD. Go to ssw.unc.edu/sswevents/


DBT: What’s the Latest? with Meggan Moorhead on October 20, 2014

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: the latest on shame, emotion dysregulation, and neurobiology presented by Meggan Moorhead, Ed.D.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 12-2 pm, at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium of the UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC  (catered meet-and-greet reception at 11:15 am)

Description: In this workshop, Meggan Moorhead will present cutting-edge research on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and its application in the area of emotion dysregulation. This includes evidence-based strategies for working with shame as well as theory on emotions involved in emotional suffering. She will discuss neurobiological findings in understanding the emotional arousal system in individuals with borderline personality disorder as well as the research in the area of mindfulness practices.  She will also share the latest changes and offerings in Triangle Area DBT (TADBiT) as well as closely affiliated local programs.

Online pre-registration is required at http://ssw.unc.edu/sswevents/events

TADBiT 2014 Two-Day Workshop

TADBiT is excited to announce that we will be presenting this year's Two-Day Workshop on DBT on June 6 & 7, 2014! This workshop will be taught by Jill Compton, PhD, and Eric Gadol, PhD, and it will cover the fundamentals of DBT, including the research behind DBT, the causes of emotional dysregulation, and DBT treatment planning. The workshop will be worth 12 hours of CEU through the NCPA, meeting from 9am to 4:30pm each day. Please arrive early for check-in each day.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of registrants, we have changed the venue for this training! We will now be holding the training at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill, located at 1001 Hamilton Rd, Chapel Hill, NC. Please make sure to update your information so that you come to the right place!

If you would like to participate in this training, please click here to register.

The program is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Psychological Association and Triangle Area DBT (TADBiT).  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 twelve (12) hours of continuing education credit. 

1.    Educational Objectives

In this workshop, Drs. Compton 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. Dr. Compton 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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the empirical research in DBT
  2. To understand Borderline Personality Disorder DSM-IV-TR criteria as organized by DBT theory
  3. To understand DBT assumptions about patients and therapy
  4. To understand bio-social theory, the transaction between emotional vulnerability and invalidation
  5. To understand validation skills and to be able practice validation
  6. To understand the DBT skills and their related targets
  7. To understand the functions and modes of DBT treatment
  8. To understand DBT Treatment planning, including stages and targets
  9. To understand how mindfulness is used in DBT
  10. To understand behavioral principles used in DBT
  11. To understand behavioral analysis strategies used in DBT
  12. To understand the change strategies used in DBT
  13. To understand the use of dialectics in DBT

2.    This foundational two-day workshop is appropriate for any mental health provider who wants an introduction to DBT or a review of DBT fundamentals. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, psychiatric nurses, and other mental health providers are appropriate participants.

3.    The workshop will take place on June 6 and 7, 9am – 4:30pm, and will consist of interactive lectures, mindfulness exercises, and discussions. Lunch will be on your own from noon to 1pm.

4.    The cost of the workshop is $350 for practitioners in private and hospital settings, $250 for practitioners in the public sector, and $150 for students. Any practitioner requiring a certificate of attendance must also pay NCPA’s processing fee of $10.

5.    About the presenters:

a.    Jill S. Compton, PhD, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Compton received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1998 and served as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke from 1998-2012. She has extensive experience training and practicing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with adolescents and adults with emotion dysregulation, suicidal behavior, and borderline personality disorder (BPD). Dr. Compton has a full-time private clinical practice at the CBT Center of the Triangle and continues to serve as a consulting faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke.

b.    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, Dr. Gadol provides training in DBT and co-leads a consultation/training team.

6.    This CE course will provide 12 hours of credit. To receive credit, you must be present for the entire institute, 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 the morning and afternoon sessions. No credit will be given to participants who leave before the end of the course.