DBT Training

2-Day Intensive Training on Dialectical Behavior Therapy

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 4:30 pm ($199)

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Over the past thirty years Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been widely studied and validated as an evidence-based treatment for a variety of different mental-health concerns and symptom presentations and chemical dependency.  DBT aims to instill clients with a sense of hope and capability through the integration of skills to improve overall mindfulness and awareness, tolerate intense distress and manage crises, regulate emotions on a day-to-day basis, and improve interpersonal functioning while maintaining personal integrity.  These skills are intended to improve more than just day-to-day functioning, but help clients build a life worth living.

This intensive training will provide a foundational understanding of the background and underlying theories and assumptions of DBT, while also working to build understanding, knowledge, and capability around how to teach skills in a meaningful and lasting way.  Attendees can anticipate an overview of the skills that are an integral part of DBT, as well as learning experiences on Diary Cards, Behavior Chain Analyses, and other fundamental elements of DBT.  In addition, topics around therapy interfering behaviors, managing challenging and difficult situations with clients, how to manage group difficulties, and understanding the therapeutic characteristics of a DBT therapist will be covered.


Chris Malone, PsyD, LP began his career in mental health working in child and adolescent residential settings before beginning his current tenure at Mental Health Systems as a practicum student.  Over the past sixteen years Chris has facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups for adults and adolescents,  developed and facilitated group therapy for chronic pain clients as well as groups for thought disordered clients, and provided psychoeducation and support services for parents of those struggling with mental health concerns.  Chris is currently a Licensed Psychologist with the state of Minnesota and the Director of Supervision at MHS, overseeing the development of new supervisors and ensuring the quality of supervisory services.  Outside of MHS, Chris has taught ethics, research, psychopathology, and treatment interventions to Master’s level learners, and has presented at the MPA, the MACMH, and other professional organizations.  Chris is a member of the APA, with membership in Divisions 44 (Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity), 45 (Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and 49 (Group Psychology and Psychotherapy).  In his personal life Chris enjoys tabletop gaming and game design, creative writing, painting, boating, fishing, and bothering his cats.


This training has been approved for 12 continuing education units by the following boards.

  • Minnesota Board of Social Work
    • CE Provider Approval Number: CEP-452

This training has been designed to meet board approval and is in the approval process for 12 continuing education units by the following boards.

  • Minnesota Board of Psychology
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy—LPC and LPCC
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy—LADC
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
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Hybrid Hybrid Event


August 15 @ 9:00 am
August 16 @ 4:30 pm


Atria Corporate Center Maple/Oak Conference Room
3033 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441 United States
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