DBT in Action: Case Based Training©
Shari Manning, Ph.D.
Katherine Anne Comtois, Ph.D., M.P.H.



Wednesday March 15, 2017 at 7:45AM PDT
Saturday March 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM PDT

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Cathleen Cash
626-470-9834 ext. 502

Jackie Nason
626-585-8075 ext.150


Arcadia Community Church (Fellowship Hall)
121 Alice Street
Arcadia, CA 91006

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Wednesday, March 15 - Saturday, March 18, 2017
7:45am-4:30pm daily
Arcadia, CA

Earn 25 Continuing Education Units

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Registration closes 3/1/2017 or when all spaces are filled.

This training offers a deeper understanding and practice for honing our skills in case conceptualization and in "thinking" and "doing" DBT. Shari Manning and Katie Comtois are extraordinary trainers with knowledge and skill to move us toward excellence in providing DBT treatment with fidelity to the model.  Join us for this workshop to enhance your movement toward "doing what works" and certification.


DBT in Action: Case Based Training© is for individuals who have been practicing DBT Individual Psychotherapy in the context of a comprehensive program.  This training will build on existing skills and provide opportunities for feedback and consultation designed to increase the capacities necessary for certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.   

Participants will follow a client named “Lisa” through Stage 1 DBT.  Participants will function as “Lisa’s” individual therapist and conduct sessions that include pre-treatment, commitment, chain analysis and the interventions that are chosen as part of solution analysis.  Strategies will be identified, coached and strengthened by the trainers and other participants. As some participants conduct DBT individual therapy sessions and/or presenting cases, other participants will identify strategies in individual therapy sessions, looking for what is DBT and what is not, and focus on the provision of effective DBT consultation.

Additionally, participants will bring a case formulation of one DBT individual therapy client to the training for consultation. 


This training is designed for anyone with experience with individual psychotherapy in DBT.  It will assume a strong baseline knowledge of the structure and components of treatment.  Trainers will not take time to orient to basic content of DBT. Prior training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and substantial experience providing DBT individual psychotherapy is expected. 

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This workshop will include power point slides and handouts, but the vast majority of the training will be interactional: demonstrating and discussing the effective use of DBT’s principles and strategies in individual therapy, consultation team, and skills groups; then having participants practice with coaching and feedback. Taking the DBT practice of participants “to another level” is accomplished by focused, practical, experiential teaching (role-plays, practice exercises) with lots of feedback and discussion; with use of case examples from the instructors and the participants, and the occasional use of a video from the instructors.

Daily breakfast, lunch, beverages, and afternoon snacks are included in the cost of your registration.

 $1,250.00 per person for groups of 3 or more
$1,350.00 for individuals
Enter Discount Code: PRE2017 at registration

Standard Rate
Starts 12/16/2016 - Ends 3/1/2017 or when capactiy is reached 

$1,450.00 per person for groups of 3 or more

$1,550.00 for individuals

End of Year Discount - Save $100.00!
Ends 12/31/2016! 

$1,350.00 per person for groups of 3 or more

$1,450.00 for individuals 
Enter Discount Code: HOLIDAY2017 at registration

If you prefer to pay by check, please make checks payable to "DBT Training 2017" .

Please mail checks to:

DBT Training
c/o Institute for Girls' Development®
95 N. Marengo Ave., Suite 100, Pasadena, CA 91101

Tax ID number: 20-1083449

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Certificates of Attendance will be provided to each attendee who completes all 25 training hours. Note: No partial continuing education credit can be given. It is required that attendees are present for the entire training in order to receive any continuing education credit.  Illuminated Education is our continuing education partner for this program. Illuminated Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Illuminated Education maintains the responsibility for this program and its content.

In addition, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA approval for continuing education activities for its licensees.

If you are licensed outside of California: Because each state’s licensing regulations differ and are subject to change, it is the license holders responsibility to determine if your licensing board accepts APA approval for continuing education activities. For additional information, please go to the Illuminated Education web page at or contact:  Dr. Chris Cooper, proprietor of Illuminated Education at 626.744.9472 or cdcooperphd@earthlink.net  (Please reference "DBT TRAINING 2017" in subject line).

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