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Spotlight: John Lothes

What brought me to pursue DBT-LBC Certification? "DBT was not on my radar until after I was out of grad school. I’m not even sure it was covered in any of my graduate classes, and if it was, it was brief. However, I was fortunate enough to land my internship at New Hanover County’s Behavioral…
Kimberly
May 8, 2021
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Letter from the President’s Desk-February 2021

Hello all,  Welcome to 2021! I would like to take this opportunity to express to each and every one of you my gratitude and thanks to each of you that remain at the heart of DBT-LBC. I would like to share some updates and acknowledgments with you as we launch into 2021. First, I want…
Kimberly
February 28, 2021
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Public Reflections:​ DBT for Congress

Having lived for many years in a family with a member who has BPD, as I watched our Congress this past year, I kept thinking that teaching Congress members DBT Skills would result in enormous benefits to our country. After the attack on the Capitol a few weeks ago, frightening and sad as it was,…
Kimberly
February 20, 2021
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Misconceptions and DBT treatment – What’s Being Left Out?

As DBT therapists, we know that part of our job is to validate our client’s experiences while challenging misconceptions. But how do we address the false impressions in the community at large? Click here to read what we’ve found and what to do next! Recent examples of public misconceptions about DBT left us wondering what…
Kimberly
February 16, 2021
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Spotlight: Susan Snyder Young

How DBT Finds Us Susan Snyder Young, LCSW, DBT-LBC™ I often joke with colleagues that DBT “found me.” I was living in Detroit, shortly after graduate school, and I had my sights set on working for a community mental health center in the Southwest neighborhood of Springwells. On the day of my interview, my would-be…
Kimberly
February 10, 2021
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An Interview with Joan Russo

Celebrating the Contributions of an Integral Member to DBT-LBC Joan Russo, Ph.D., DBT-LBC Immediate Past President, has made countless contributions to DBT-LBC over the past 10 years. In the following interview, Joan discusses the early days of DBT, her experiences with the development of DBT-LBC, and her adventurous plans for the future! How did you…
Kimberly
February 8, 2021
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Letter from the President’s Desk – November 2020

What are you grateful for? Greetings all, The chatter in our conference rooms or our cafeterias is replaced with the disquiet we are experiencing in our social distancing bubbles. These new adjustments have made everyday normalcies like getting dressed in the mornings or making dinner feel like the day’s greatest achievements. It is extremely easy to…
Kimberly
November 8, 2020
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Focus on DBT & Prolonged Exposure

Exciting news from the research corner on the effectiveness of delivering the DBT-PE protocol! Check out this article by M.S. Harned, S.C. Schmidt, K.E. Korslund, et al., Does Adding the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) Protocol for PTSD to DBT Improve Outcomes in Public Mental Health Settings? A Pilot Nonrandomized Effectiveness Trial with…
Joan Russo
November 8, 2020
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Spotlight: Jonathan Tinniswood

Why I pursued DBT-LBC Certification My journey to seeking DBT certification is a personal story. I could write about positive therapy experiences I had early in the learning of DBT. I could also write about the effectiveness of the treatment, the efficiency and the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing such a rigorous process.…
Joan Russo
November 8, 2020