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Insight and Change through Behavioral Analysis presented by Eric Gadol, Ph.D



Monday, November 16, 2015, 12-2 pmat the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium of the UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC  

When: Monday, November 16, 2015, 12-2 pm, with a catered meet-and-greet reception beginning at 11:00 am by Vimala’s CurryBlossom Café

WhereUNC School of Social Work Auditorium, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC   Directions and parking

CEUs2 hours

Fees: $35*/workshop (includes lunch). Free of Charge to UNC SSW Field Instructors and Task Supervisors (obtain coupon code from Field Office).
*Free of charge for current UNC School of Social Work students, staff, faculty, field advisers and task supervisors. (Field advisers and Task Supervisors enter code from Field Office.)
*Additional $6 charge for psychologists for Category A credit.

Registration: online pre-registration will open in August (You may pre-register up until the day prior to the program)

Description: The DBT tool of behavioral chain analysis can provide insight into the many factors that contribute to an experience (whether self-harm behavior, urges, a depressed mood, or distressing thoughts) and how to bring about change. Chain analyses can be applied to any “target,” thus helping clients understand how their vulnerabilities, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors influence and reinforce each other, as well ways to intervene and change their experience. Participants will learn the essential components of effective behavioral chains, how to use their analysis to deepen client self-understanding and identify solutions, and how to weave validation throughout the process. Using examples and role play, Dr. Gadol will demonstrate how to engage clients in behavioral chain analysis. Behavior chains are a critical part of dialectical behavioral therapy, and can offer an equally powerful addition to interventions.

Trainer:  Eric Gadol received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 and received Intensive Training in DBT in 2011. He is the Director of Consultation Teams and Skills Groups for Triangle Area DBT (TADBiT), and he has taught multiple two-day workshops on DBT. Dr. Gadol is in solo private practice in Durham.

Handouts: All handouts for the event will be posted on this event’s page.


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Learning Objectives: 

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to

1) To understand the purpose and function of a behavioral chain analysis

2) To understand the structure and essential elements of a chain analysis

3) To be able to identify the four factors that can lead to a problem behavior and the four solutions to address those factors


Transportation/ DirectionsThe most reliable place to park is in the UNC Hospital lot on Manning Drive. Parking fee is $1.50/ hour. The Carolina Inn next door on Pittsboro has space-available pay parking for a flat fee of $10/day. There are also numerous “park & ride” locations in Chapel Hill, with bus service to (or near) the School of Social Work. Directions.

Payment and refund policies:  No refunds. You may transfer your place to a colleague. Please contact Deborah Barrett, Ph.D., LCSW at or (919) 843-5818 to make arrangements, or if you have any other questions.

Information on Continuing Educational Credit:

Contact hours provided for LCSWs and LMFTs hours

The UNC School of Social Work is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and  may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  2 Contact Hours.  

The program is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Psychological Association and the UNC School of Social Work. The North Carolina Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is offered for hours of category A continuing education credit.

 Attendance Policy: – To receive credit, you must be present for the entire session, and you must sign the sign-in and sign-out sheets (for psychologists). No partial credit will be given. No credit will be given to participants who are more than 15 minutes late at the beginning of any session. No credit will be given to participants who leave before the close of a session. 

Additional questions? Contact Deborah Barrett, PhD, LCSW at or 919-843-5818