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Hello all and Happy Spring,

I want to take a moment to wish our treatment developer and distinguished leader, Dr. Marsha Linehan a Happy Belated Birthday (May 5th). She has been an inspiration to so many and has provided hope to those suffering the most. Marsha, Happy Birthday and THANK YOU!  If you haven’t already visited our social media, head over to either our Facebook page or Instagram and leave her a message, as we know she will be grateful to hear from all of us. The links to the post are below:

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This past year has provided challenges that none of us could have ever imagined or planned for. As challenging as it has been and may continue to be, this is also an opportunity to practice our own DBT skills and recognize more than ever the challenge that our clients have in staying present and mindful. It is so easy to go down the rabbit hole of “What If” thoughts, that then paralyze us with fear, and thus cause us to lose sight of those things that we do have control of. Connection is so important in challenging times and times of uncertainty as DBT clinicians we hold worries that many would never be able to fully comprehend.  We all find connections in different areas of our life and for me, this past year has allowed me the opportunity to find even closer connections within DBT-LBC and connections that not only support and validate me but also challenge me to do better, both inside and outside the therapy office.

We continue to make improvements to the certification process and have updated our Applicant Handbook. It is available for download and provides the answers to your questions about the certification process. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

May is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Awareness Month and DBT-LBC remains committed to providing support to the community and clinicians to ensure that we all have the resources needed to provide such vital treatment to those who are suffering.  DBT-LBC depends on the expertise and dedication of volunteers. Our volunteers are the pillars to the organization. If you would like to volunteer with us, we would love to chat with you.

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Akutagawa

With Love to All,

Dr. Kimberly Vay

President, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification

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