Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT®) might seem to be an intense modality; however, it is quite worth it for clients who struggle in multiple domains and cannot "seem to catch a break". It is an evidence-based treatment for persons struggling with emotion regulation issues (e.g., rapid mood changes, intense and debilitating emotions, etc.). It was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and colleagues at the University of Washington (The Linehan Institute and Behavioral Tech). Since its creation in the early 1990’s, DBT® has been shown to be effective for a broad range of issues from severe suicidal thoughts to problems in maintaining relationships. It is a highly effective and comprehensive treatment modality that requires intensive training (and retraining!). Our trainers at Compass Point work hard to attend trainings across the country and bring the knowledge back to our trainings here at Compass Point!
We strive to write our trainings as both stand-alone and comprehensive building blocks. By that, we mean that any therapist would benefit from attending one of the series. The most frequently asked questions we get are:
1. If I attend these trainings, do I have to be a DBT therapist?
The answer here is NO. The behavioral strategies, core therapeutic skills, suicide risk assessment protocol and mindfulness based ideals will help ANY therapist using ANY modality! Come on in and check one out, we try to provide an adequate description on our training center page. I cannot promise that you won't want to become a DBT therapist though!
2. Will attending this training series result in me being certified?
There is no training anywhere (not even Behavioral Tech), that results in DBT certification; however, receiving good quality, comprehensive training is a required step in the certification process. I have personally attended more than 100 hours of Behavioral Tech training in recent years, a good percentage with Marsha Linehan herself as the trainer and I assure you that ours are of an upstanding quality.
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These trainings can be taken individually, out of order or as a five day training series.
The Training Center at Compass Point believes in meeting the needs of our clients and our community. Our training program seeks to offer evidence-based and cutting edge topics for providers, so that they can return to their clients with fresh and applicable information. If you have any questions about our trainings or have feedback on future trainings you would like to see offered please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org