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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training™ (Coming Soon!)

Level 3
Seattle, WA
December 9-13, 2019
Trainers: Tony DuBose, PsyD

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Training Description

This five-day training is designed specifically for individual therapists or skills trainers who are members of an intensively trained DBT team, but have not completed Intensive training themselves. It is meant to assist teams that have hired new staff or experienced turnover by allowing newer team members to get trained in the standard content of DBT. Lecture, video, role-play and small group exercises will be used to teach DBT theory and strategies in depth. Participants agree to attend the entire five days of training, do their best to learn the material, and participate in a willing, committed manner.

The training requires that participants work in an active DBT® program, participate in a consultation team, and will continue learning DBT with a mentor. Only people who have attended the full ten days of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training™ are able to serve as mentors and sponsor team members to a Foundational Training.

Training Objectives

  1. Participate in a DBT Consultation Team.
  2. Demonstrate Consultation Team strategies used in DBT.
  3. List the modes, the functions, and the typical treatment agreements made in DBT.
  4. Implement the structure, goals, and stages of DBT treatment.
  5. Teach the four DBT skills modules (Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance).
  6. Explain the Biosocial Model of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other severe disorders in all required treatment contexts.
  7. Create DBT treatment plans for clients using targeting procedures.
  8. Explain the dialectical nature of DBT.
  9. Demonstrate how dialectics are used in DBT.
  10. Conduct Cue Exposure and Response Prevention.
  11. List the steps in Problem-Solving.
  12. Conduct complete Behavioral Chain Analyses and solution analyses.
  13. Implement the Cognitive-Behavioral strategies in DBT.
  14. Identify the levels of validation and the contexts in which they apply.
  15. Demonstrate the use of validation to balance the change strategies in treatment.
  16. Demonstrate the different communication strategies of DBT.
  17. Implement the DBT case management strategies.
  18. Implement telephone coaching and other generalization strategies of DBT.
  19. Apply suicide crisis protocols of DBT.
  20. Discuss the DBT research for different populations.


General Schedule
8:00 8:30 Registration, CE/CME Sign-in
8:30 10:15 Morning Session 1
10:15 10:30 Break
10:30 12:00 Morning Session 2
12:00 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 2:15 Afternoon Session 1
2:15 2:30 Break
2:30 3:45 Afternoon Session 2
3:45 4:00 Break
4:00 4:45 Afternoon Session 3
4:45 5:00 Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, and CE/CME Sign-out

CE NOTE: Behavioral Tech calculates the continuing education credits for this training by the start time and end time. 100 percent attendance is required, as is signing IN and OUT each morning and afternoon, to receive CE credits. Partial credits cannot be issued.


Tony DuBose, PsyD

Seattle, WA (United States) Anthony P. DuBose, PsyD, is the Chief Training Executive & Director of CE/CME for Behavioral Tech, LLC, the company founded by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, for the dissemination of evidence-based treatments. He is a Founding Member and serves on the Advisory Board of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, PLLC. Dr. DuBose received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University of Oregon. He completed his predoctoral psychology internship at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, WA, and his residency requirements for psychology licensure as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical child psychology through the University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Before training as a psychologist he completed a Master of Science degree in counseling from Loyola University of New Orleans and worked as a family therapist upon completion of that degree. Dr. DuBose is licensed as a psychologist by the state of Washington since January 1998. His interest in suicidal and self injurious behaviors developed when working with severely suicidal adolescents at the Child Study and Treatment Center, the state psychiatric hospital for children in Washington, where he served as director of the older adolescent program from 1997 to 2001. His experience includes treatment of adults, adolescents, children, families, and inpatient adolescent populations. He is a recognized expert in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the treatment of suicidal and self-injurious behaviors in adults and adolescents, borderline personality disorder, and substance use disorders. He holds appointment as a clinical assistant professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychology. He collaborates with Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, and other researchers on the study of DBT, particularly related to its dissemination and implementation. He has a particular interest in implementation of evidence-based treatments in systems and has trained and consulted with providers in the United States, Australia, Canada, Egypt, Europe, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and South America.


Participants should meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a current member of an Intensively trained team.
  2. Be invested in learning DBT to a high standard in order to better implement the treatment in their usual settings. Participants agree to attend and fully participate in the entire training in a willing, committed manner.
  3. Have learned DBT in one-day or two-day trainings and/or from self-guided study of the treatment manuals.
  4. Agree to read the following books before the Foundational Training: