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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT Core Training Part 2--DBT Skills Group: A Closer Look at One Mode of the Treatment


with Nancy Gordon

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 7, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

NOTE: Participants in this training should already have completed "DBT Core Training Part 1--DBT for Clients Experiencing Severe Cognitive/Behavioral/Emotional Dysregulation," or should have other foundational training in DBT.

Participants should expect to:

  • Review homework from DBT Core Training Part
  • Study Group Research
  • Learn Skills Training Procedures and Behavorial Targets
  • Learn Skill Group Structure
  • Learn skills pertaining to: Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal Effectivess, and Walking the Middle Path

This training occurs every Wednesday in June (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th) from 11:00 A.M. - 4:15 P.M. Registration includes participation in all four dates. Please only consider registering if you know you are able to attend all four sessions to ensure you do not miss important information and to allow room for other participants.

Not attending all sessions may result in not receiving a certificate or CEUs.


DBT Consultation Sessions


with Nancy Gordon

Calendar Next session starts Jul 5, 2023 at 11 am
5 additional sessions through Aug 9, 2023

If you've attended DBT Core Training Part 1 and/or Part 2 (or any other foundational DBT training and are currently implementing DBT into your practice, these sessions are for you!

Nancy Gordon is offering 10 sessions for participants to join a consultation where they will be able to discuss their implementation of DBT and ask any questions they might have.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Robert Hersey at

DBT Advanced Training


with Nancy Gordon

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 16, 2023 at 12 pm, runs for 3 weeks

NOTE: This training is open to clinicians who are providing all 4 modes of treatment after several months. It is also geared toward those who are more serious about implementation and/or want to work towards DBT certification.

DBT continues to be the gold standard treatment for people who are multi-diagnostic, and who have severe high risk, emotional/behavioral and interpersonal dysregulation and don't respond to "treatment as usual". Marsha Linehan, PhD, the creator of this treatment was recognized as one of the top 100 scientists EVER in Time Magazine's 2018 special edition. If you are someone who has attended initial training, started to implement the strategies in your practice and are looking for a more advanced training to help you with some of the common struggle’s therapists have as beginning DBT clinicians, or are interested in getting more training towards the goal of DBT-LBC Certification, come join us for this two day experiential training. Nancy Gordon, LCSW is the owner of Tampa Bay Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Inc., one of the few fully comprehensive DBT clinics in Florida. She was one of the first clinicians in the country to achieve DBT-LBC Certification and was the first DBT-LBC Certified clinician in Florida. She has been presenting, training, consulting and supervising DBT therapists for over 30 years and has helped start many DBT programs. Her mission is to continue to train therapists in DBT and other evidence-based treatments for the benefit of consumers and their families.

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Identify 3 classes of Quality of Life Interfering Behavior to help prioritize target behavior
  • Explain the 4 Behavioral Theories of Change
  • Describe the 6 secondary targets and how to target and treat them in sessions
  • Identify at least 3 skills to teach a client to treat for each secondary target
  • Utilize target hierarchies, biosocial theory, behavioral theories of change and secondary targets to develop a DBT Case Conceptualization.
  • Generate a Case Conceptualization of a current or past client.Develop “mini-treatment plans” that treat controlling variables
  • Define steps to address lack of progress in treatment
  • Describe the DBT-LBC Certification Process

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