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In this workshop, Drs. Golden and Gadol will present the foundational knowledge and skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Clients with borderline personality disorder have been known as a challenging population among mental health professionals for decades, and DBT was developed to treat this population. Since this beginning, DBT has been successfully delivered to many other populations, and more clients are benefiting from DBT treatment. Drs. Golden and Gadol will cover the empirical support for the DBT and the core principles of DBT treatment, covering the theoretical understandings of borderline personality disorder, the assumptions and agreements about therapy in DBT, the structure of DBT treatment, and the skills that clients learn in DBT. Participants will learn through a combination of didactic material, role plays, and experiential activities.


DSC03481-EditMartha Golden, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, completed her pre-doctoral internship at Duke University’s Counseling Center followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Triangle Area Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (TADBiT). She began her private practice in 2005 and has served as the Intake Coordinator for the DBT-U program (DBT for university students) since 2006.  Dr. Golden works with patients individually, co-leads DBT skills groups, participates in a DBT consultation team, and supervises students working towards licensure.  She completed the Behavioral Tech Intensive Training in DBT in 2011, was appointed Co-Director of TADBiT in 2013, and in 2015 became a Certified DBT Clinician by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification. Eric N. Gadol, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 and entered private practice. He completed the Behavioral Tech Intensive Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy in 2011. In addition to seeing clients in his solo private practice in Durham and leading a DBT skills group, Dr. Gadol provides training in DBT and co-leads two consultation/training team. He is the TADBiT Director of Skills Groups and Consultation Teams.

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