Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Downloads & Handouts Go Here

    3. Introduction to DBT (Thursday 4/11/24 9-12:15p EST)

    4. Course Evaluation

    5. Thanks for joining us!

About this course

  • $60.00
  • 5 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content


Virtual: Live Interactive Session with Activities & Discussion

NOTE: This is a live, interactive, training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar. . Zoom recommends having a broadband wired/wireless connection, speakers, and a microphone to effectively participate via this platform. (requirements listed on zoom’s website here:

Program Summary:

This program provides an overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for providers who are interested in learning how this evidence-based modality can be used effectively to help clients manage a wide range of symptoms (including high risk behaviors). Participants will review the theoretical foundations of DBT as well as how DBT therapy is structured. Recommendations will be shared for supporting clients seeking DBT skills class and/or individual therapy. This includes reviewing the DBT Diary Card, the structure of DBT individual sessions, and the Behavior Chain exercise. This training acts as a primer that would help clinicians understand whether more extensive training in DBT would benefit their clinical work. While very helpful, this three hour program is not sufficient to equip therapists with the knowledge and skills necessary to be considered fully competent within DBT.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to recognize the fundamental theory, principles, and structure of DBT training.

  • Participants will be able to recall the DBT treatment hierarchy, recognize the DBT diary card, and understand how to apply both in their individual clinical work.

  • Participants will associate DBT skills with client target behaviors and understand where to get further (in depth) training on DBT.

Audience & Skill Level


This course is designed to introduce mental health clinicians (Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and related professions) to the topic. Those with little to no experience or previous training in this area will benefit.

Course Outline & Agenda

9:00-9:30 An overview of Behaviorism and fundamental DBT Theory 

9:30-9:45 Review the structure of DBT Therapy 

9:45-10:00 Discuss the treatment hierarchy 

10:00-10:30 Overview of the DBT diary card 

10:30-10:45 BREAK 

10:45-11:00 an overview of DBT Skills class  

11:00-11:30 a brief overview of the DBT skills 

11:30-12:15 Review phone coaching, safety planning, and risk management 

12:15- Q&A, Discussion, Evaluations 

To receive course credit, participants must complete the following:

  • Attend the Entire Program

  • Complete the Course Evaluation

  • Once completed and evaluation is received, certificates are released within seven business days.


Charles J. Potter


Charles J. (CJ) Potter is one of the clinical directors at Mindfully and a practicing Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor (LPCC-S). Part of CJ’s responsibilities at Mindfully includes staying abreast of best practices (including legal and ethical considerations) that impact clinical practice. In this session, CJ shares those insights as they relate specifically to clinical supervision of mental health providers (Counselors, Social-Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists).

Program Approvals

Ohio CSWMFT Approval 

This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education.In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number50-24074). 

ASWB ACE Approval 

Mindfully (ACEP provider #1862), is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 6/27/2023 – 6/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits. 

NBCC ACEP Approval

Mindfully Academy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7322. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mindfully Academy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For more information

Individuals with comments/questions/concerns can contact Mindfully Academy via the information provided below:

[email protected] 


Charles Potter (Program Coordinator) [email protected] 

  • Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation.  All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others. 
  • Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have. 


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