2-DAY Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group:  A Closer Look at One Mode of the Treatment.  Friday, Nov. 30th. 8:30-5:30 and Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018.  8:30-2:30.  Location:  Tampa Bay Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Inc. Offices.  511 Wilbur St., Brandon. Florida 33511

Presenter:  Nancy Gordon, LCSW.  DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

DBT Skills Training is the mode of treatment in comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in which clients learn and practice new coping skills. This two-day training covers the fundamentals of facilitating a skills training group including exposure to the skills themselves. Participants learn how to set up a group, define participant criteria, set group goals and guidelines, model effective teaching methods, learn the roles of co-leadership, identify and solve common problems in skills groups, give meaningful homework assignments, and review homework assignments in a way that promotes active engagement with different client populations and settings. The participants will be provided with a copy of the DBT Skills Training Modules adapted by Nancy Gordon from the original DBT Skills Training Modules by Marsha Linehan in 1993 with supplemental skills added from the 2nd Edition DBT Skills Training Manual and Worksheets. (Recommend purchasing this and the accompanying Therapist Teaching Manual)

This course is Part 2 of a 4-Day Training and assumes that participants already have a working knowledge of the concepts and strategies of the treatment and want to focus on increasing their competence at teaching DBT skills.  At a minimum, participants would benefit from having attended a 1 or 2 Day DBT training or read Linehan’s (1993) Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder prior to attending the training.

This training is intended for mental health professionals who:

  • Have some experience, a working knowledge, and/or prior training in DBT Skills.
  • Want to learn to teach or to improve their teaching of DBT Skills to clients.

This is a level one training for those who are interested in moving forward towards DBT Certification through the Linehan Board of Certification.

Registration for this Workshop has ended. Please visit http://tbcforcbt.com/workshops-trainings/ for upcoming workshops or contact nancy@tbcforcbt.com for more information.


2-DAY Dialectical Behavior Therapy Overview: Treating Clients Who Experience Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation

Presenter:  Nancy Gordon, LCSW.  DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th at Seasons Counseling, Orlando Florida.  For more information see this flyer DBT Training Flyer (FINAL Version) and to register, LINK HERE


12 Hour Qualified Supervisors Training at USF February 8th and 9th.  Registration link and contact information will be provided

Presenter:  Nancy Gordon, LCSW.  DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and Qualified Supervisor


16 Hour Qualified Supervisors Training at the Annual NASW Conference.  June 11th and 12th, 2019.  For more information check the Florida NASW website.

Presenters:  Nancy Gordon, LCSW.  DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and Qualified Supervisor and Mary Jo Monahan, MSW, LCSW, CEO of the Association of Social Work Boards, (ASWB)


COMING SOON!  2-Day DBT Advanced Training; Case Conceptualization, Treatment Planning and Overcoming Treatment Dilemmas:

DBT continues to be the gold standard treatment for people who are multi-diagnostic, and who have severe high risk, emotional/behavioral and interpersonal dysregulation and don’t respond to “treatment as usual”.  Marsha Linehan, PhD, the creator of this treatment was recently recognized as one of the top 100 scientists EVER in Time Magazine’s 2018 special edition.

If you are someone who has attended initial training, started to implement the strategies in your practice and are looking for a more advanced training to help you with some of the common struggles therapists have as beginning DBT clinicians, or are interested in getting more training towards the goal of DBT-LBC Certification, come join us for this two day experiential training.

For more information or to register, please contact nancy@tbcforcbt.com