Advanced Case Conceptualization in DBT© - ONLINE


Dates: February 14-18 and February 28 - March 4, 2022 (10 3.25-hour sessions)

Location: Online (Zoom)

Instructors: Shari Manning, Ph.D.

Course Description:

The Advanced Case Conceptualization in Dialectical Behavior Therapy is for clinicians who have previous training and experience in DBT. 

The primary theme of the training is case conceptualization.  The first 8 sessions will be review and practice in the various sections of DBT case conceptualization. Participants will have the opportunity to present their case conceptualizations to other participants and to the trainer.   By the completion of the training, each participant will have a written case conceptualization for one of their DBT clients.  Case Conceptualizations are usually comprised of three sections:

1. Assessment of presenting problems, demographics, cultural/diversity considerations and development of diagnoses  and/or problem behaviors.

2. The Treatment Plan:  Determination of the stage of treatment. Life Worth Living Goals translated into behaviorally defined problem behaviors and then into targets. 

3. Treatment of specific problems:  Secondary targets, generation of hypotheses of patterns of controlling variables, interventions for the controlling variables and measuring outcomes for behaviors and the treatment as a whole. 

During the section on interventions, the specific “treatment” (problem solving, exposure, cognitive modification, skills, contingency management) will be practiced with continued focus on providing Stage 1, informal exposure. 

The final two sessions of the training will focus on increasing effective use of suicide risk assessment and the DBT suicide protocols and, issues and practice in telephone consultation.  The course will conclude with participants conducting an assessment on their consultation team’s functioning and establishing goals and targets for their team and their own behavior on team.   

Case Conceptualization in DBT emphasizes case-based learning (clinical examples) and experiential learning (role plays, exercises and homework).  During the course, each participant will create a written case conceptualization on an existing client from their caseload.

Each training session will include 3 hours of training and a 15-minute break. The instructor will augment PowerPoint presentations, case examples and handouts with role plays and practices conducted in Zoom Break-Out Rooms. There will be homework that can completed with clients or others between each session of the course.

Continuing Education: 

This course is 29.5 hours. 100% participation is required to receive any credit. No partial credit will be given for any reason.  In order to document participation in this live online course, each participant will be provided their own invitation to attend each session.  At the conclusion of the course, each participant will be required to complete an Attestation that they attended 100% of each training session. 

Social Workers 

This program has been submitted to the NASW for approval of 29.5 continuing education credits. 


We are applying for countinuing education for counselors.


Treatment Implementation Collaborative, LLC (TIC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TIC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

APA credit will be provided upon completion of the course. 100% participation is required in order to receive any credit. No partial credit will be given. Record of your participation will be documented in on the Zoom attendance reports (as sign-in and sign-out sheets). 29.5 APA hours.

Tuition and Registration:

Regular rate: $1250 (USD) per person.

Early payment rate: $1000 (USD) per person (save $250 per person). To qualify for the early payment rate, tuition must be received in full by December 14, 2021. Use coupon code: "EarlyCase22" at checkout. 

Group rate: $1000 (USD) per person (save $250 per person). To qualify for the group rate, tuition must be received in full, for 2+  individuals, in one payment. Please include list of all participant names and email addresses with your registrationUse coupon code: "GroupCase11" at checkout. 


If you are registering someone else, please enter your name in the BILLING section and the participant's name and email in the PARTICIPANT section. If you are registering more than one person, please add the additional names AND email addresses in the GROUP section. We MUST have emails for all participants to complete their registrations. 

Jump Start in DBT - Online 2021
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