On-Demand CE Training

ODL 234: A Deeper Dive into Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Created on 01/13/2023

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is not just useful with people who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). “DBT-informed Treatment” is shown to be quite effective with individuals who do not have BPD. This workshop will introduce learners to the validity of DBT interventions for individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, impulse control, and relationships. Clinicians who utilize DBT-informed approaches can help clients with mindfulness, distress, tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal relationships. These four core DBT skills will be explored, and learners will obtain valuable DBT clinical tools to use with a wide variety of clients.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Identify fundamental principles and tenets of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
  • Describe the four core skills modules and name the primary functions of each skill.
  • Explain clinical applications of each skill through case studies and examples.
  • Name at least two applications of DBT-informed interventions in clinical practice.
  • Identify evidence based tools clinicians can use with clients. 


Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW and owner of Diane Bigler Therapy Services, Inc. 

Diane Bigler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the social services field. Diane has held positions as a therapist (in-home and outpatient), private practice owner, trainer/facilitator, clinical supervisor, and Professor of Social Work. She also has experience in corporate wellness training and coaching. Diane is most passionate about providing quality educational training to professionals. She enjoys spoiling her four Dachshunds and anything 80’s related.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 6 CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 6 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 6 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 6 Contact Hours
NBCC ACEP – 6 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 6 Contact Hours

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.