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Where are we? Where can we do better, try harder, and be more motivated to change?

The DBT-Linehan Board of Certification™ (DBT-LBC™), Diversity and Inclusion Committee recently solicited feedback from our community via a survey to evaluate our members’ experiences. We were specifically interested in the experiences respective to diversity and inclusion within our organization and throughout the certification process. While we acknowledge that there are barriers outside of the scope…
Kimberly
July 16, 2024
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Congratulations to Marsha Linehan – Legacy of Service Award

We are honored to share that The Washington State Leadership Board (WSLB) announced their 48th Annual Leadership Award Honorees with Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as the recipient of the Legacy of Service award. Geraldine Rodriguez, Dr. Linehan’s daughter, proudly accepted the award on her behalf and discussed her mother’s profound…
Kimberly
May 30, 2024
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Using My DBT Skills in New Places

Thoughts from our Public Member - Chris Kallas "We adopted our dog from the New Skete Monastery,which is renowned for breeding its German Shepherds. And we receive their monthly newsletter via email, which I read today. In it, Brother Christopher, the Prior and head dog trainer, says at one point, “Reality is a relentless instructor."…
Chris Kallas
February 8, 2023
Webinars

Live Webinar with Dr. Kim Skerven and Dr. Jake Camp

90-Minute Webinar with Dr. Kim Skerven and Dr. Jake Camp on Tips for Working with LGBTQ+ Clients in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) June 14, 2024 @ 9AM-10:30AM PT, 11AM-12:30PM CT, 12PM-1:30PM ET Join us for this webinar where we will share tips for working effectively with LGBTQ+ clients in DBT! We will explore the ways that…
Kimberly
February 2, 2023
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Change is the Only Constant in Life

Change is the Only Constant in Life: New Board Members and Officers Elected to DBT-LBC™ Hello all, The Only Thing Constant in Life, is Change and Join us in Welcoming our Changes to the Board Of Directors at DBT-LBC™ As we all know, change is the only constant in life, and that change can be…
Kimberly
April 8, 2022
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Tributes to Seth Axelrod

In his honor, here is a tribute written by Andrea Gold, PhD, and Suzanne Decker, PhD. Seth Axelrod, PhD was a DBT clinician, teacher, mentor, scholar, and friend. He directed the Dialectical Behavior Therapy track at the Yale-New Haven Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program, serving some of the highest-risk and most deeply suffering individuals who receive…
Kimberly
March 8, 2022
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Finding it difficult to find a clinician or program that is covered by your insurance?

See below for some strategies for obtaining treatment with a DBT-LBC Certified clinician or program covered by your insurance We at the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification™ (DBT-LBC™) are committed to helping all individuals receive quality DBT services regardless of financial situation. We understand that the process of identifying high fidelity providers and programs who accept insurance…
Kimberly
November 8, 2021
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Letter from the President’s Desk – November 2021

Expressing Gratitude: DBT-LBC Certification Discounts The past 2 years have really given the term ‘new normal’ a whole new meaning. How can you find gratitude in this ‘new normal’? As an organization of volunteers, DBT-LBC is forever grateful for everyone in the DBT community working to help those struggling the most.  With so many continuing…
Kimberly
November 8, 2021
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Beginners Mind

Beginners Mind by: Christina Kallas J.D., Esq. It can be daunting to write a regular column, in any publication. It can be particularly daunting to write for this publication. The audience is people who have studied DBT, who are ‘experts’. I have been learning about DBT for almost three decades, but I haven’t ‘studied’ it…
Chris Kallas
October 8, 2021
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Preparing the Environment for Change: Pretreatment for Families

ISITDBT 2021 is Thursday November 18, and this edition of the research corner serves as a backdrop for some of this year’s scheduled workshops. Read on to refresh your memory with what’s already out there, as well as get a sneak peek at what’s to come at ISITDBT 2021.  We know that DBT treatment has…
Kimberly
October 8, 2021
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Program Spotlight: Chicago DBT Institute (CDBTI)

The owner of Chicago DBT Institute (CDBTI), Dr. Kay Segal, started her DBT journey while being supervised by one of Marsha’s former students, Eunice Chen, PhD. She was fortunate enough to get to hang around some of the OG DBTers at ISITDBT meetings every year and recalls listening to Marsha speak about certification, her vision…
Kimberly
October 8, 2021
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Using DBT Skills not with my BPD Person

Thoughts from our Public Member - Chris Kallas Sometimes things don’t go as we planned.  Often, actually. At those times, it’s good to have resilience. Skills are helpful too. When I sat in front of Marsha and learned DBT, I thought I was doing it for my child. I never thought I would be using…
Chris Kallas
September 8, 2021
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Spotlight: Casey Anderson

Lessons learned from my DBT-LBC certification journey I was in the thick of learning about DBT when I worked as an outpatient professional counselor at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, located in Baltimore City. I was lucky to have attended a Foundational DBT training provided by Adam…
Kimberly
September 8, 2021