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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Richmont is opening a portion of this course to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education Credit. This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.

When: Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 9:00am – 5:00pm (lunch on your own 12:00-1:30)

Where: Richmont Graduate University-Chattanooga, 1815 McCallie Ave

Presenter: Erica Skidmore, Psy.D

Topic: The purpose of this course is to develop individuals’ knowledge and skill in Dialectical Behavior Therapy with applications to individual and group mental health counseling. Participants examine theoretical foundations, research findings, basic principles, and the intervention strategies of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with emphasis on group skills’ training. Emphasis is also placed on studying Borderline Personality Disorder with particular attention paid to theories of etiology and development. Strategies for applying a Christian theological framework to the theories of this approach and application of skills in counseling will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

1)       Discuss a basic developmental framework for understanding the etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder, along with the DSM-IV-TR criteria and other characteristics of this disorder.

2)       Explain the empirically-validated uses of Dialectical Behavior Therapy across a variety of settings and diagnoses.

3)       Demonstrate skills in applying the theories and techniques of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the therapeutic setting.

4)       Apply the 4 Skills Training Modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to their own clinical work.

Continuing Education: 6.5 NBCC-approved CE Clock hours Awarded. 6.5 approved CE Clock Hours Awarded to Psychologists.

Fees: $100.00

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For questions, please contact Autumn Stephenson at

Refunds will only be issued if requested prior January 2, 2015.

Richmont Graduate University is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy