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Presented By Eric Schmidt, MSSW, LCSW, MBA
Certified Clinician, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification

Two-Day Training: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Introduction to DBT Skills Training

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - Wednesday March 31, 2021
8:30am - 5:00pm CST

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13 CE Credits

Basic Account: $390 (One-Time Fee; No Subscription Required)
Premium Subscribers: $195
Unlimited Subscribers: $130

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This workshop is LIVE and INTERACTIVE!
Be prepared to have camera & microphone ON.

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CE Details: 13 Clinical Hours

Psychologists: 13 psychologist contact hours. Click here to review Amedco Learner Notification

Social Workers: 13 general continuing education hours. Click here to review Amedco Learner Notification

Counselors: This program has been approved for 13.0 continuing education clock hours in Diagnosis by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addiction Counselors: This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must attend BOTH training days for the full session in order to receive CE credit. No partial credit will be awarded.

About Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt is the CEO of New Roads Behavioral Health, a successful behavioral health care organization. He has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field since 1989, performing in key executive level positions since in mid-1990’s. He has been a CEO of behavioral health organizations since 2006.

Eric received his Bachelors in Science in Psychology from Colorado State University. He boasts both a Masters of Science in Social Work, which he received from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Phoenix Santa Fe.

In addition to his business and administrative acumen, Eric is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, personally providing a variety of clinical services utilizing a range of techniques and theoretical designs. In particular, he has extensive clinical experience working with addiction, borderline personality disorder, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Notably, Eric is one of only five Linehan Board Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Clinicians in the state of Utah.

Eric loves to train and teach. He teaches workshops around the country for organizations and conferences. The workshops focus upon Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, culture-building, etc. Further, Eric is adjunct faculty for the University of Utah School of Social Work, where he teaches a variety of clinical and professional development courses.

Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. He likes exercising, reading, and learning. He is an ardent SCUBA diver, traveling to relatively exciting places to dive.

Eric founded New Roads Behavioral Health in 2009, which primarily and uniquely serves clients with severe persistent mental illness, addiction, and personality disorders. He founded the Utah Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. He also assists as a member of several national organizations for behavioral health, tirelessly advocating for clients on both the national and state levels.

Course Expectations

Student Expectations:
Students are expected to demonstrate professional behavior,alectronic devices; engaging in courteous communication with instructors and peers inside and outside of the classroom; and showing respect for others’ opinions. If your use of electronic devices is distracting to anyone in the classroom, including the instructor, you will be asked to turn off the device and/or leave the classroom. When communicating with instructors or peers, in person or electronically, please be aware that standards of professional behavior apply. Integral to higher education is the exchange of ideas, which may include new, controversial and/or diverse ideas, and sometimes we will not agree with the ideas we encounter in readings, discussions, or class presentations. However, under all circumstances, we will treat others with respect and act professionally. Students are responsible for their own learning and contributing to a larger learning community in the classroom. It is imperative that students be present in order to learn valuable skills for social work practice. If a student misses three (3) or more classes, he/she risks not passing the course.
Instructor Expectations:
Instructor is expected to demonstrate professional behavior, which means: attending class; arriving to and leaving class at the scheduled time; informing students of changes to the course syllabus; informing students of changes to the class schedule; providing students with classroom time to work on course assignments; providing clear expectations on course assignments; providing clear and concise feedback on course assignments; returning assignments to students in a timely manner, and replying promptly to e-mail. Integral to higher education is the exchange of ideas, which may include new, controversial and/or diverse ideas, and sometimes we will not agree with the ideas we encounter in readings, discussions, or class presentations. However, under all circumstances, we will treat others with respect and act professionally.
Course Assignments:
All students will be given a homework assignment which is due the second day of the training. No extension requests will be approved on assignments that are due within the next 48 hours.
All participants are required to attend the entire 2-day course in order to receive full CE’s (If offered).
As part of professional education, students will be engaging with the community. As such, this may present some risks. Sound choices and caution may lower risks inherent to the profession. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and ensure personal safety. Students should notify the appropriate authority regarding any safety concerns.
Personal disclosure is not an expectation or requirement of this course. However, it may be appropriate for students to share information during class as it relates to learning about a particular topic. Students are expected to adhere to all professional standards of confidentiality during the semester. At the end of the training, students will have the opportunity to evaluate the course and the instructor using the official University of Utah course and instructor evaluation.
This course is based on the premise that much of our learning is from one another. We each bring our experiences, knowledge, and analyses to realms of mutual learning and reflections. Such learning requires the student to constructively participate.

About the Workshop

This course is designed to introduce students to the skills training aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). It includes introductions to the four categories of DBT Skills. Students are introduced to the strategies and styles of running a DBT Skills class.  They also participate in an actual DBT class, including completing homework, completing skills worksheets, etc. to provide an immersive and ‘hands-on’ experience. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on the importance of comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, individualized assessment and intervention.


Learning Objectives:

  • Refresh their knowledge of the foundations of DBT and principles of behaviorism.
  • Know the four categories of DBT Skills and the skills therein.
  • Gain basic knowledge of DBT skills.
  • Gain skills and stylistic strategies to conduct DBT Skills classes.
  • Appreciate the experience of Skills class participants by participating in an actual DBT skills class.
  • Understand how to individualize Skills for respective clients through observing role-plays and demonstrations and participating in ‘hands-on’ practice.
  • Conduct basic behavioral analysis and suggest more effective behaviors
  • Participate in mindfulness activities.

How to Register

Registration will end on March, 30 at 8:30 am.
To register for the workshop, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Click the "Register" button to begin the registration process.
  2. You MUST have a profile to attend this event. You will be directed to sign up or sign in to before being able to complete your registration. Once you sign up or sign in you will be directed to the workshop registration page to complete your registration.
  3. You MUST use the email address associated with your profile at registration. This is important for tracking purposes.
  4. You will be able to access the event by visiting the "My Events" page within your profile. Please access the event link at this page at least 15 minutes prior to the event's start time to be directed to the Zoom registration page.
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Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

System Requirements

- A desktop, laptop, or mobile device
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone
- A webcam or HD webcam

Recorded Content Statement:

This session is being recorded for future on-demand continuing education.

You have no obligation to appear or speak in the recording. You can turn off your video and participate under an alias if you choose. If you choose to participate in an identifiable way, you agree to being recorded and authorize the use of the recording for continuing education purposes. The information shown in this presentation is the sole intellectual property of the presenter(s) and is not to be used or duplicated without first-party permission.

By participating, you agree to adhere to expectations of appropriate conduct and the ethical standards of your appropriate licensing board. maintains the right to remove anyone during this session at any time. The following are strictly prohibited:
Language or behavior that is obscene, illegal, or offensive, including but not limited to sexual harassment, hate speech, etc
Giving out personal information about another person, including home address and phone number

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