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February 24 to March 10, 2023
8:30am to 4:30pm
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19.5 CEU's for Clinicians

Diving into DBT (Intro and Skills)


Dr. April  Sobieralski

Virtual 3 day training  

40 Spots available  

Dates:  February 24th, March 3rd and March 10th, 2023

8:30am – 4:30pm

Links to be sent out to participants 1 week prior to date of 1st Training -

Who Should Attend:  Clinicians   19.5 CE Credit hours

Training Objectives: This three-day training is an Introduction to DBT, including the Bio-Social theory, research, primary components, stages of treatment, and validation strategies, plus a comprehensive overview of the DBT Skills in each of the four modules: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance and Emotion Regulation. We will also cover commitment strategies and tips for structuring and running engaging groups and will allow time for role-play.


Cost:  Free

About the Speaker:  Dr. April Sobieralski is DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician™. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University in 2012 and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is the founder of LakeWest DBT Center, an outpatient therapy clinic. Her area of expertise is in adherent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and she has been intensively trained by Behavioral Tech, LLC trainers. April has experience using DBT to treat many disorders involving emotion dysregulation and eating disorder symptomology. April specializes in behavioral treatments, in addition to cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of social and emotional difficulties. She also uses exposure-based therapies to treat symptoms related to trauma, including having advanced intensive training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure Therapy Protocol for PTSD. April offers supervision, consultation, and training for colleagues seeking continuing education and has provided training for specialization in DBT and DBT workshops for community centers. She has experience developing and managing DBT-informed higher levels of care. April was presented with the Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award in 2016 from the Cleveland Psychological Association (CPA) and currently volunteers her time on the Board of Trustees of CPA as the President.

Cancellation Policy

It is our goal to provide trainings as scheduled. If a training is cancelled for any reason the region will attempt to email registered participants as well as post the change on the trainings page of the region website.

The region is committed to providing quality training experiences. When a registered participant does not attend it often prevents another participant from having the opportunity. Please call us at 712-328- 5645 by 12:00 pm the day prior to the training if needed to cancel a registration. If the training is on a Monday please contact us by 12 pm on Friday. If the aforementioned notice is not given you will be charged a minimum of $25.00 (this includes trainings with no registration fee).

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