Event » 2024, August 15, 20, & 23- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workshop

  • Start Date: 8/15/2024
  • End Date: 8/23/2024
  • Registration Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • Hosted By: CIBHS
  • Group Rate Cutoff Date: 8/15/2024

Event Description:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workshop (DBT): 

Be the Agent of Change to Support Your Clients Manage and Regulate Intense Emotions and Accept Positive Change

A Virtual Training

Trainer: Erica Immenschuh, LSCSW 

August 15, 20, & 23, 2024 
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PT)

This introductory DBT workshop is presented in three segments to provide an overview of the core DBT principles that improve clients’ safety and their emotional and behavioral control. Daily emphasis is placed on understanding and practicing a DBT specific clinical approach and the skills within the Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance modules.

Join Erica Thomas Immenschuh a licensed clinical social worker in Kansas and Missouri and founder of ETI-LLC. In her role as a private practice therapist, Erica believes it is an honor to help people find a sense of healing, balance, and positive change. She incorporates theory and practice into her roles as a clinician, clinical supervisor, consultant, and presenter. She provides the trauma informed interventions of DBT, EMDR, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Who Should Attend: Anyone working with people seeking change who may struggle with depression, substance use, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, suicidality, and intense emotions

Target Population: Clinicians, case managers, therapists, social workers, substance use counselors. 

Questions for your clinical work: 

  1. Are you feeling stuck when clients experience intense emotions?
  2. Do you work with clients who find themselves in the same patterns, unable to move forward? 
  3. Are you interested in learning how to increase clients' ability to effectively stay safe, be in the present moment, tolerate stress, and regulate emotions?

Join us! Our virtual workshop will provide your answers and guide you with next steps to make meaningful shift in your practice. 

Day 1: Introduction to DBT principles/theory, goals, stages of treatment, and skills assumptions.

Day 2: DBT treatment assumptions, tools, and provider/client management strategies.

Day 3: The four DBT skills modules overview and practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the five behavioral health conditions that DBT is validated for to properly apply the treatment method in the clinical setting.
  2. Recognize at least five types of dysregulation amenable to treatment using DBT to inform clinical decision making.
  3. Differentiate the two, core clinical strategies in DBT to support clients improving interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and problem solving.
  4. Demonstrate at least one clinical strategy in DBT to strengthen client commitment to treatment.
  5. Demonstrate how to teach the three basic steps to mindfulness practice for improving clients’ distress tolerance and emotional regulation.
  6. Articulate the four steps to distress tolerance practice and five or more strategies to help clients activate more adaptive behaviors.
  7. This training will be held via zoom. Zoom link and training handouts will be distributed a week prior to the workshops first day. 


PSYCHOLOGISTS:  Psychologists - APA:  California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Course meets the qualifications for 8.25 of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; and CIBHS is an approved provider for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for Behavioral health professionals including clinicians, case managers, therapists, social workers, and substance use counselors. CIBHS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CCAPP: CIBHS is an approved provider for California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) continuing education units (Provider number 5-98-408-0824).

CADTP: CIBHS is an approved provider for California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) continuing education credits. CIBHS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider number 240)

All activities in this training are offered for continuing education credit excluding any breaks. CE Certificates of Completion will be emailed within two weeks of processing your completed online evaluation.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations for continuing education must be received in writing within 48 hours after the first day of the training to receive a refund. Refunds: All refunds will be subject to a $10.00 administration fee, which will be deducted from all refund checks. In the event the provider cancels the conference, full refunds will be given.

For questions, comments, or grievances about this CE course content or delivery, or to request special accommodations, please email Theresa Ferrini at tferrini@cibhs.org


For all questions regarding the training and registration, please reach out to Gayaneh Karapetian at gkarapetian@cibhs.org

There is no known commercial support for this webinar.

Packages Available for Registration

Package NameQuantityCredits 
1. Registration Only- $650 0.00 View Details
2. Registration + CEs- $695 8.25 View Details

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