Dialectical Behavior Therapy (3.5 CE’s)

Presented by Kristen Shuler, MSW, LMSW
October 22nd
8:00 am – 11:30 am (Central Time)
9:00 am – 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Instructional Level

Introductory — Designed for psychologists who may have little to no background in a specialized skill or content area. The learner can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of a content area. Although it can be used as a foundation for more advanced learning, a program may simply focus on breadth, enrichment or general knowledge.

Course Description and Target Audience

The purpose of this didactics session is to present the 5 key elements of delivering Level 1 DBT therapy in order to help highly emotionally dysregulated clients to develop a life worth living. At the conclusion of this presentation, trainees will have gained the ability to translate current research, case scenarios, and fidelity guidelines into practical use with clients. Presented information addresses the theoretical underpinnings of DBT, assessment of targeted behaviors, intervention strategies, and skills teachings to increase coping. Case scenarios are utilized in order to demonstrate the effectiveness and application in practice.

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 associated with this training. 

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the 5 key elements of delivering Level 1 DBT therapy in order to help highly emotionally dysregulated clients to develop a life worth living.
  • Participants will be able to translate current research, case scenarios, and fidelity guidelines into practical use with clients.
  • Participants will be able to identify 1-2 skills from each of the DBT skills modules and individualized diary cards will be developed with an emphasis on the understanding of how these are implemented into use with clients as well as to monitor the therapist’s own targeted behaviors.

Presenter Information

Kristen Shuler is a Master Social Worker and has been in practice since 2007. Kristen is employed by Burrell Behavioral Health in Springfield, MO, where she works as an Outpatient DBT Clinician and Behavioral Health Consultant. Kristen enjoys wearing many hats throughout the work week, especially that of DBT Team Lead. Outside of the DBT program, Kristen is currently developing ground-up programming for an integrated care clinic at Burrell, which will offer all-inclusive medical and mental health care for adults, ages 55+.

Location and Costs

$62.50 - Regular registration fee
$46.88 - 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.

This presentation will be offered via Zoom. 

*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.