Jump Start in Dialectical Behavior Therapy© - ONLINE


Dates: August 8-12 and 22-26, 2022 (Ten, 3.25-hour sessions)

Location: Online via Zoom

Instructors: Shari Manning, Ph.D.

Through our 25 plus years of teaching DBT, we have learned that there are trainings that teach you “to know” and trainings that teach you “to do”.  While it is incredibly important to understand the comprehensive structures and goals of DBT, most clinicians need help with what to do with DBT.  All modes of treatment in DBT (Individual treatment, skills training, coaching, and consultation team) weave principles, strategies, and structure together in a way that move clients toward the lives they want to live.  DBT individual therapy is the primary driver of DBT, bringing these complex principles together with precision and compassion.  When clinicians understand what to do with individual psychotherapy in DBT, the other modes of DBT become far more accessible.   The Jump Start in DBT© focuses on learning and practicing all aspects of DBT individual psychotherapy so that clinicians understand how to develop and move fluidly through the comprehensive treatment. 

The course will focus on the strategies (validation, communication, case management, dialectical) and the assessments and interventions (chain analysis, exposure, contingency management, cognitive modification and skills coaching) in DBT.  We will teach participants exactly how to conduct the first four sessions of DBT (Pre-Treatment) and each task within them.  We will teach how to structure individual therapy, focusing on what happens from the beginning to end of each session, as well as covering what happens between sessions. 

This training is principally designed to support therapists new to DBT, though Linehan Board Certified clinicians have reported that refresher training in the structure, strategies and principles increases their confidence and competence to deliver DBT individual Psychotherapy.  The Jump Start in DBT© is also a solid refresher for clinicians beginning the certification process for DBT Certified Individual Therapist (www.dbt-lbc.org). 

This course will NOT be teaching the content of DBT Skills Training Groups. Skills will be addressed as they are used in DBT individual psychotherapy, but the actual skills will not be taught.  If you are unfamiliar with the skills, our recommendation is that you complete the Master Class: Core Skills in DBT©BEFORE beginning the Jump Start in DBT©.

Participants who have attended the Jump Start in DBT© will meet the prerequisites required to attend our Advanced Case Conceptualization in DBT© in February 2022.  The Case Conceptualization training is designed to move into DBT case conceptualization with DBT Individual psychotherapy interventions. 

BONUS: Your registration includes access to the following:

  1. Master Class: Core Skills in DBT©, 16-hours on-demand (access until Feb. 2023)
  2. Back into the Book: CBT of BPD©, 15-hours on-demand (access until Feb. 2023)
  3. Using the Secondary Targets in DBT©, 1-hour on-demand (access until Feb. 2023)

Continuing Education

This course is 29.5 hours. 100% participation is required to receive any credit. No partial credit will be given for any reason.  In order to document participation in this live online course, each participant will be provided their own invitation to attend each session.  At the conclusion of the course, each participant will be required to complete an Attestation that they attended 100% of each training session. 

Social Workers: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886610910-4473) for 29 continuing education contact hours. 

National Certified Counselors: Jump Start in Dialectical Behavior Therapy© An Online Course has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Treatment Implementation Collaborative, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3729.

Psychologists: Treatment Implementation Collaborative, LLC (TIC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TIC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

APA credit will be provided upon completion of the course. 100% participation is required in order to receive any credit. No partial credit will be given. 29.5 APA hours.   

Tuition and Registration

Regular rate: $1250 (USD) per person.

Early payment rate: $1000 (USD) per person (save $250 per person). To qualify for the early payment rate, tuition must be received in full by June 8, 2022. 

Group rate: $1000 (USD) per person (save $250 per person). To qualify for the group rate, tuition must be received in full, for 2+  individuals, in one payment. Please include list of all participant names and email addresses with your registrationUse coupon code: "GroupJS22" at checkout. 


If you are registering someone else, please enter your name in the BILLING section and the participant's name and email in the PARTICIPANT section. If you are registering more than one person, please add the additional names AND email addresses in the GROUP section. We MUST have EMAIL ADDRESSES for ALL PARTICIPANTS to complete their registrations.

If you are registering a large group and paying by check, feel free to email the participant list to cbest@ticllc.org instead of registering online.

Jump Start in DBT - Online August 2022
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