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DBT Skills and Strategies for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Laura Accomando, PsyD, LP

Event Location:
MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Suite #230
Edina, MN 55435

3.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work Log Number: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: 2019.CE.102
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: 201903.548

Order online or by phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071

Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.

Course Description:

Clients with intellectual or learning disabilities, or those who struggle to learn and retain new information, often have difficulty finding skills-based programming that helps them meet their goals. This training will provide an overview of how to adapt the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training model to help clients succeed in making the changes they want for themselves.

About the Presenter:


Dr. Accomando is a Licensed Psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She has extensive experience providing group and individual therapy services to adults in an intensive outpatient setting, with a specific focus on adults with both mental health issues and intellectual disabilities. Laura is the Clinic Lead for the Woodbury location of MHS. She is also the Program Coordinator for the Horizons and Aftercare DBT Programs at MHS. She has been providing DBT individual therapy, group therapy, and clinical supervision at MHS since 2008.


8AM- Registration opens

8:30AM- Program begins

15 minute mid-morning break

11:30AM- Program ends

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the basic tenets of DBT as they relate to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  2. Understand how specific DBT elements are incorporated into programming.
  3. Identify DBT strategies to apply in every day practice with clients who present with intellectual disabilities.