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DBT: Dialectic Behavior Therapy

When: 04/08/17
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: LACPA Office
6345 Balboa Blvd., Building 2, Suite 126
Encino, California  91316
United States
Contact: LACPA

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     CE Credits 6.0

DBT: Dialectic Behavior Therapy
Presenter: Charlotte W. Thomas, LCSW        Held at the LACPA Office in Encino


 Program fee includes Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and parking:

LACPA Members $175              LACPA Student Members $100

Non-Members $185                   Student Non-Member $110*


Pre-registration ended Wednesday, April 5th at 9:00 PM

On-site registration is available at an additional $20.00.




Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence based treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., for complex multi-diagnostic individuals with pervasive emotion dysregulation and concurrent high risk suicidal behaviors. Over the past two and a half decades, research has consistently demonstrated DBT as being effective for patients with a variety of complex presentations including eating disorders, substance abuse, and other disorders where emotion dyscontrol is a core issue. This dyscontrol often interferes with treatment as well as long-term maintenance of therapeutic progress and is essential to address in a structured manner during clinical services. This workshop will use a session-to-session birds eye view of walking a client through DBT in a standard outpatient setting. It will use this teaching model to demonstrate the use of DBT principles and skills in a concrete, “real world” manner to offer clinicians of all orientation a better grasp of DBT principles and intervention strategies. This course will also teach the application of the concept of dialectics to both every day and complex clients, review diary cards and structure individual sessions, and conduct a behavior chain analysis and solution analysis.



Charlotte Thomas, LCSW, received her master’s degree in Social Science Administration at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.  She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Oregon with a specialization in treating eating disorders and associated issues including borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety. At Portland DBT Institute, she is the Program Manager for the Pathways to Mindful Eating (PME) program, and serves on the management board for the clinic. She created their Intensive Outpatient Program for eating disorders and cross clinic integration of competencies related to treating complex clients. In addition, Ms. Thomas trains clinics and individuals nationally on DBT, program development, eating disorders, and evidence- based practice.




This course is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA.)  LACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.


This course may be taken to satisfy California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) continuing education requirements.


It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that LACPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.


 Program and location are subject to change.

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