Partners is holding a meeting on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 3 p.m.-5:00 p.m., for all practitioners and organizations interested in offering Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the Partners’ catchment area.

DBT is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment for difficult to treat mental health disorders. Although originally developed for chronically suicidal individuals, DBT has evolved into a treatment for multi-disordered individuals with borderline personality disorder.  DBT is a recognized and highly respected Evidence-Based Practice for adults. It is considered by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association to be a best practice and a first-line treatment option for individuals who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  More information on the Linehan Institute, training, and the certification process can be found at The Linehan Institute and Behavioral Tech.

This meeting will include the following topics:

  • DBT Service Criteria
  • Linehan DBT Certification
  • Training
  • Request for Proposals

The meeting will be held from 3 p.m.-5 p.m through videoconference at the following Partners’ locations. Registration is required. Please register by clicking on the location in which you plan to attend the meeting.

Please register by Friday, January 26, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Vanessa Anderson by calling 828-323-8062 or emailing