Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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Introduction Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
By: Laura Meyers PhD, ABPP

Laura Meyers, PhD, ABPP, received her PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina and is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology. She is the program manager for the trauma recovery team and DBT program at the Orlando VA Medical Center and co-owns the META Clinic, LLC, private practice in Inver Grove Heights, MN. She is certified in DBT by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification and is certified by the VA in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD. She is passionate about evidence-based care, especially in the areas of trauma and suicidality. She loves providing training, consultation, and supervision, and provides community trainings in DBT, trauma, and anxiety in exposure and acceptance-based approaches.

Presentation Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to describe the biosocial model.

2. Participants will be able to explain TIP skills to regulate extreme emotions.

3. Participants will be able to identify the core skills modules taught in DBT.

4. Participants will be able to describe core dialectics of change versus acceptance in DBT.

DBT is the evidence-based therapy developed by Marsha Linehan (1993) for the treatment of suicidality, self-harm, emotion dysregulation, tolerating distress, and interpersonal effectiveness. This presentation will describe the biosocial model to understand the development of these problems and who would benefit from this model of treatment. The core DBT dialectic of acceptance versus change will be discussed, as well as the DBT strategies of validation, irreverence, and skills coaching. Key skills will be taught, including TIP, Check the Facts, Opposite Action, and Mindfulness. Opportunities for future training will be presented.


Networking and Registration
8:30-9 a.m. 

 Announcements and Introductions
9 a.m.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m

Click here to access resources from Laura Meyer's  presentation: DBT Actual Intro MHCCF 19.pdf


MHCCF meets on the third Friday of every month, except for July and December. Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

It is free to attend MHCCF’s monthly meetings; however you must be a paid, professional member of MHCCF to qualify for 1 CEU. Active professional members of MHCCF are required to sign in and sign out at each meeting to receive a CEU. Please have your license number available upon check-in.

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