2-Day DBT Skills Training:

DBT Techniques for Your Everyday Practice

Online Only – Live, Real-Time, Interactive
Category I CEUs Provided (Same as In-person Courses)

Are you interested in learning more about DBT and how to use it with your clients? Would you like learn effective, concrete skills you can start using with your clients right away? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective form of therapy that is used to treat a wide range of clinical issues. Since its creation in the 1980s, the research supporting DBT and the core skills that make up DBT has grown exponentially creating a growing interest among many mental health professionals to learn these core skills.

This two-day workshop will introduce attendees to the fundamentals of DBT and will provide an overview of how the individual and group skills taught in DBT differ from traditional CBT treatment. This must attend workshop is designed for any therapist or mental health professional who would like to learn why the skills taught in DBT work and how to apply these skills with their most challenging clients. Participants will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of the four main skills taught in DBT and will have an opportunity to practice these skills within small groups throughout the two days.

This highly interactive workshop will prepare attendees to start using DBT skills with their most challenging clients right away.


What is DBT?

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

DBT was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.”  — https://behavioraltech.org/resources/faqs/dialectical-behavior-therapy-dbt/


Date: Thurs & Fri, June 11 & 12, 2020

Time: Sign-In: 8:30am – Workshop: 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Online, Real-Time, Interactive (Still eligible for Category I CEU Credits)

Cost: $315 early registration through May 15

   $345 after May 15, 2020

  $290 Group Registration for groups of 3 or more

Presenter: Grace Nyblade, MSW, LCSW-C, DBT-C

CEU Credits: 12 CEUs – Category I (Same as in-person) See below for Credit Information


Grace Nyblade is the Owner/Clinical Director of A New Leaf Therapy.  They run both psychotherapy and a comprehensive DBT program for 6th grade through Young Adults in their mid 20s.  Her clinic is located in upper Montgomery County easily reachable from Howard County, Anne Arundel County and Prince George’s County.  She got her MSW from University of Maryland, Baltimore and took her first post-Master’s job at Child and Family Services Agency in DC.  Despite extensive training by the agency she did not feel prepared for the disclosures and pain that clients would share.  She sought further training in working with Trauma and received a post-master’s certificate in Trauma Symptom Management from UMD.  She also received training in Domestic Violence, TF-CBT, Trichotilliomania, Sexual Addiction and Offender work and then extensive training and eventual certification in Dialectic Behavior Therapy.  Grace is currently attending training in Radical Openness – Dialectic Behavior Therapy at the time of this presentation.


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CEU Credit Info


Our CEU credits are accepted for: 

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
  • Don’t see your licensure listed here? Email us at info@marylandceu.com 

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CEUs). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


  • Describe DBT and the differences between other therapies
  • Explain what kind of behaviors are well treated by the current DBT
  • Describe the bio-psycho-social theory behind DBT
  • Have a working knowledge of Emotional Regulation Skills
  • Have a working knowledge of Mindfulness and Middle Path Skills
  • Have a working knowledge of Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Have a working knowledge of Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • Demonstratable skills in the individual sessions if DBT fits for client
  • Where to find more information and training if needed

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