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

This is a three-part course. The first part is about diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); the second is an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and finally, the third part is focused on DBT skills. This course will aid in being able to better recognize and appropriately diagnose BPD. Participants will have a better understanding of DBT as a whole, and learn some specific skills they can apply 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

  • Participants will be able to identify and demonstrate an understand of the symptoms of BPD.
  • Participants will be able to recognize and describe the different components needed for DBT treatment.
  • Participants will be able to describe specific DBT skills and how they could be applied.
  • Participants will be able to describe the Biosocial model discussed in DBT to explain BPD.

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.