Family Systems Therapists Northwest

Salon Event

Join your colleagues to explore DBT at our next Salon Event.

Incorporating DBT into Your Practicewith Mary D. Erickson, MA, LMHC

Noon-3 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018
Come at noon for a brown bag social hour, followed by a two-hour workshop (2 CEUs).

Bellefield Office Park Training Room
1st Floor, 1450 114th Ave SE, Conifer Building
Bellevue, Washington
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CEUs: Two hours for LMFT, LMHC, LASW, and LICSW
Cost: $40 FSTNW Members, $80 Non-members

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Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the most researched, evidence-based therapy for Axis I personality traits, suicidality (attempts and ideation), and self-harming NSSI behaviors. These include cutting, burning, head-banging, substance abuse, and disordered eating, and any behaviors that stem from deficits in mindfulness, emotion regulation, stress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. It is also highly effective for anxiety and depression symptoms.

Though mastering DBT requires advanced training, consult and practice, elements of DBT and DBT skills can be incorporated into any therapy practice. Learn about the basics of DBT and pick up skills that you can use as you work with your clients. This is also an opportunity to consult about your clients’ problem behaviors and learn when to refer out to a DBT therapist or DBT Skills Group.


  • Learn about the fundamentals of DBT and key DBT Skills and dialectical tips you can incorporate into your practice. These include mindfulness ideas, acting opposite to an urge, shifting thought errors, repairing after a conflict, and avoiding accidentally reinforcing dangerous coping strategies.
  • Consult about client problem behaviors and better discern when to refer out.

Mary Erickson, LMHC

About the speaker:

Mary Erickson, MA, LMHC, has been using DBT in her practice since 2010 and is a founding member of DBT Eastside in Bellevue. She is dedicated to helping clients find their way to “a life worth living” through DBT.

Read her curriculum vitae (PDF)

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This training has been approved for 2 CE’s for Washington State licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1613.