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So Much Has Changed all While So Much Has Remained the Same: Living in a World of Dialectics

I hope you all are doing well amidst the ongoing challenges that we all continue to face. It is hard to believe that a year has come and gone and so much has changed while so much as remained the same. Despite the challenges that continue to get put in front of us, a few things remain the same, 1) clinician dedication to delivering DBT as supported by the research and 2) DBT-LBC volunteers’ dedication to the organization and overall efforts to the certification process.

We have several areas that we are currently working on within DBT-LBC in an effort to continue to provide and enhance a value-added service to the DBT community. This would not be possible without the work and dedication of the volunteers that are behind the scenes working with us to improve and grow as an organization.  THANK YOU!

Be on the lookout for announcements on these new developments via email and social media. If you have not already followed us on social media, please do as you will find some new and exciting content each and every week.

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In addition to the volunteers, I want to also give a shout out to the clinicians and programs that we are honored to get to know through the program certification process. The feedback that we hear about when we do site visits for program certification never ceases to amaze me. Clinician interviews and client/parent interviews alike often share sentiments of compassion, non-judgmental environments, and the desire to provide the treatment that the client needs but most importantly the treatment that they deserve. On multiple occasions, we have heard clients say “DBT has saved my life”, “I would not be here to share my experience without DBT”. The Program Certification process is rigorous AND rewarding. It is a time to tighten up areas that will make your team stronger AND a time to shine and showcase all of the work that your team puts in day in and day out. We applaud your efforts and the efforts of everyone else that have started the certification process during these everchanging times. 

We are here to answer any questions that you may have about the process. We are always looking for new volunteers, so if you or someone you know would like to volunteer with DBT-LBC we would love to hear from you.  

I will leave you with a mantra that I try and live by (try is highlighted here 😊), “If you can control it, why stress about it and if you cannot control it, why stress about it”.

With Love to All,

Dr. Kimberly Vay

President, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification