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2-Day Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Institute, with Eric Gadol, Ph.D. & Martha Golden, PsyD., cosponsored by Triangle Area DBT (aka TADBiT) || printable Handouts:  dbt -3 slides-per-handouts|| dbt-6-per-handouts

September 23-24, 2016 at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium of the UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC  || Slides || printable handouts: 3 slides per page with notes || 6 slides per page

When:  September 23 & 24, 2016 from 9:00 to 4:30 with 1 hour catered lunch and 2 fifteen minute breaks (sign in and coffee at 8:30)

Where: Friday (Day 1) at Cardinal Innovations, 201 Sage Rd #300, Chapel Hill, NC 27514  Directions

Saturday (Day 2) at UNC School of Social Work Auditorium, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC   Directions and parking

Continuing Education 12 hours

Fees:   General admission: $410; SSW discount: $310 
              Early bird discount if registered before August 20th : General $360; SSW discount: $260
*SSW Discount available for current UNC-CH School of Social Work students, faculty, field instructors, and task supervisors.
**Additional $6 charge for psychologists who would like to receive Category A credit
Registration: Online pre-registration will open later this summer.   You may pre-register up until the day before the program.


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.



Friday – Day 1

  • 8:30-9:00 – registration, sign-in, coffee
  • 9:00- 10:15 –  Identifying the Problem: Emotion Dysregulation
  • 10:15 – 10:30 – break
  • 10:30 – 12:00 –  Biosocial Theory
  • 12:00-1:00 – lunch by Vimala’s CurryBlossom Cafe
  • 1:00 – 2:30 –  Building DBT to treat Emotion Dysregulation
  • 2:30 – 2:45 – break
  • 2:45 – 4:30 – Validation

Saturday – Day 2

  • 8:30-9:00  – coffee and sign-in    
  • 9:00- 10:15 –  Dialectics
  • 10:15 – 10:30 – break
  • 10:30 – 12:00 –  Behavior Change
  • 12:00-1:00 – lunch by Vimala’s CurryBlossom Cafe
  • 1:00 – 2:30 –  DBT Skills
  • 2:30 – 2:45 – break
  • 2:45 – 4:30 – Case Consultation and Role Plays

Learning Objectives: 

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

  1. Define Borderline Personality Disorder DSM-5 criteria as organized by DBT theory
  2. Define functions and modes of DBT treatment
  3. Describe DBT treatment planning, including stages and targets
  4. Identify validation skills and be able to practice validation
  5. Define the behavioral principles , behavioral analysis strategies, and change strategies that are used in DBT
  6. Identify DBT skills and their related targets
  7. Describe DBT assumptions about patients and therapy
  8. Define bio-social theory, the transaction between emotional vulnerability and invalidation
  9. Describe how mindfulness is used in DBT
  10. Describe the use of dialectics in DBT


Additional Resources:


  • Linehan, M. M. (1993). Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Koerner, K. (2012). Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Linehan, M. M. (2014). DBT Skills Training Manual. New York: Guildford Press.
  • Linehan, M. M. (2014). DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets. New York: Guildford Press.


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.

How to access UNC wireless: Information for connecting to wireless at UNC

Information on Continuing Educational Credit:

Contact hours provided for LCSWs and LMFTs 12 hours

CEU: 12 Contact Hours per event

12 Contact Hours from UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

12 Contact Hours NBCC (provider #6642) 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.  

Each clinical lecture 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. Each workshop is offered for 12 Hours of continuing education credit.

No partial credit will be given. Participants must attend the entire program in order to receive credit.

ADA Statement: If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at 919-962-6540 no later than ten business days before the program.

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 / 919-843-5818 or Carol Ann Hincy at / 919-962-6540.

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