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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Essentials: Part 1

Group and Individual DBT Skills Training for Adolescents and Young Adults

Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, DBT Linehan Board of Certification-Board Certified Clinician

Friday, September 15, 2017, 8:45-12 noon

3 Category I CEUs


This training is for mental health professionals only.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment for challenging adolescents and young adult behaviors, including suicidal ideation and behavior, substance use, eating disorders, disruptive behaviors, self-harming behaviors and anxiety driven behaviors. Research indicates that the most effective component of DBT may be skills training. This program will focus on this critical component of DBT, and participants will learn specific skills they can use immediately with their clients to bring about change.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the role of skills training in DBT
2. List the 5 modules of skills presented to adolescents and parents
3. Identify at least 6 DBT skills
4. Understand how to structure skills training in a group or individual therapy setting

Britt H. Rathbone, LCSW-C provides psychotherapy services to adolescents, young adults, and their families in the greater Washington, DC area and directs a comprehensive DBT program. Mr. Rathbone earned his social work degree from Columbia University and taught for many years in the MSW program at the National Catholic University School of Social Service. He is consistently voted one of Washington’s best therapists for adolescents and for adolescent group therapy and actively trains graduate students and other professionals on issues of adolescent development and clinical treatment. He has been providing DBT services to adolescents since 2002 and was the first therapist in the DC area to be certified in DBT by the treatment creator. He is the co-author of several books including Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents: A Practitioners Guide to Treating Challenging Behavior Problems.


Providing mental health professionals with high quality, state of the art trainings on cutting edge topics to improve clinical outcomes.

Continuing Education Information

Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions.

In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.

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Refunds for cancellations are provided if notified 5 days prior to the training date.


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