Our Trainings

  • DBT Lite: Practice and Principles for Practitioners

    • Mindfulness​

    • Interpersonal Effectiveness

    • Emotion Regulation

    • Distress Tolerance

  • Create Your Own Custom Training With Us


DBT Lite: Practice and Principles for Practitioners.

(For Groups)

“DBT Lite” will assist practitioners in the development, implementation and integration of DBT skills into their services. Each DBT Module Training (Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance) will be facilitated separately, allowing practitioners to attend according to their specific needs.

  1. Mindfulness- 6 CEC’s (4 consecutive weekly sessions, 1.5 hrs each)

  2. Interpersonal effectiveness- 6 CEC’s 

(4 consecutive weekly  sessions, 1.5 hrs each)

  3. Emotion Regulation-6 CEC’s 

(4  consecutive weekly sessions, 1.5 hrs  each)

  4. Distress Tolerance- 6 CEC’s 

(4  consecutive weekly sessions, 1.5 hrs  each)

DBT Emotional Regulation - 6 CEUs

Date: March 24, 2022

Time: 10am - 4pm

DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness - 6 CEUs

Date: April 21, 2022

Time: 10am - 4pm

Custom Training

(For Groups)

Custom trainings created by Jelan Agnew, LCSW to suit the needs of the customer. Trainings  will be trauma informed and have elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Examples of previous trainings  include client engagement, cultural competency etc…

Description of Trainings

Mindfulness skills teach the technique of recognizing when the mind is caught up in a thought and drawing it back to the present experience. DBT Mindfulness skills teach non-judgmental present-focused awareness, which increases the ability to attend to thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (without engaging in judgmental and often self-invalidating thoughts which contribute to emotion dysregulation).


Interpersonal effectiveness skills teach techniques that are helpful  in situations where intense emotions may be present, and the objective is to ask/request something or set a boundary/say ”No”. Interpersonal Effectiveness skills teach techniques that assist in getting needs met effectively (without damaging the relationship or self-respect).


Emotion regulation skills teach understanding and naming emotions, changing unwanted emotions, reducing vulnerability, and managing extreme conditions.


Distress tolerance skills teach how to survive an immediate emotional crisis without making it worse. Distress tolerance skills use the concept of “Radical Acceptance” to help accept reality as it is (as opposed to denying or fighting reality, which contributes to emotional distress). These skills can be seen as “crisis survival skills”, and are helpful to manage emotions that may feel “out of control”.