Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (3 CE’s)

Presented by Kestrel Homer, PhD
 December 5th,  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

The first part of this presentation will be an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) including the origin of the model, empirical support, and populations in which it is beneficial. Attendees will have a better understanding of DBT as a whole. The second part of this presentation will be focused on applying DBT, specifically using various DBT skills. Specific DBT skills are presented and explained so attendees can apply them to their own clients. 

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc).

There are no known risks to participants.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to describe specific populations with empirical support for the use of  DBT.
  • Attendees will be able to explain some of the empirical support of DBT.
  • Attendees will be able to describe specific DBT skills and how they could be applied.
  • Attendees will be able to recognize and describe the different components needed for DBT treatment.

Presenter Information

Kestrel Homer, Ph.D., is a Qualified Behavioral Health Provider with Four County Counseling Center. She was trained in DBT by someone who worked personally with Marsha Linehan. She was the Assistant Director of her training clinic in graduate school for 2 years and did the majority of the phone screens to assess for BPD and if the person was appropriate for our DBT group. For almost 2 years she was involved in adult DBT through the training clinic (groups, team, coaching, individual therapy). Dr. Homer worked for a year at the state hospital where a DBT program was in place. At this location, she saw individual clients, ran groups, team, and took coaching calls. Then for a year a half she was involved in a community-based DBT team and consistently ran the Adolescent Multi-family group.

Location and Costs

$55.00 - Regular registration fee
$41.25 - Consortium Affiliate
No Charge - NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered in the Gym at Four County Counseling Center, 1015 Michigan Avenue, Logansport, Indiana 46947.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.