DRAFT-DBT Intensive Training in Korea provided by Behavioral Tech


DBT Intensive Training 과정은
마샤 리네학 박사가 설립한 Behavioral Tech 교육수련 기관에서 제공하는
전 세계에서 가장 권위있는 DBT 전문가 양성을 위한 DBT 정규 교육 훈련 과정입니다.  
지난 30여년 동안 수많은 DBT 치료자들이 이 과정을 이수하고 DBT 치료를 하고 있습니다.

DBT Intensive Training Description

Since its initial development in the 1980s DBT has been shown to be effective for an array of problems related to emotion dysregulation. We know severe emotion regulation difficulties result in persons facing multiple problems across many areas of life and that these problems manifest in a variety of ways. The principles of DBT were specifically designed for cases which often present therapists with novel challenges. One of the benefits of a principle-based treatment is that it can be versatile enough to accommodate the specific situations, cultures, and contexts of the persons it serves. DBT has been studied and implemented in multiple countries across the globe.  


DBT Intensive training is a comprehensive team-based program of study designed to provide teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide DBT. It focuses on both the establishment of comprehensive DBT programs and the clinical skills necessary to provide the treatment to persons with complex mental health problems. Intensive training in DBT includes 4 hours of content specific to risk assessment, management, and treatment of suicidal behaviors.  The program is divided into 2 parts that are designed to guide teams to accomplish four phases of DBT program implementation. While Parts 1 and 2 are described separately, they comprise a single program of study.   


DBT Intensive Training is a formal training course for clinicians who provide DBT treatment not only in North America but across the world. Through this training course, participants learn the fundamentals of DBT and receive professional consultation. Certificates are delivered to the institution of the team and to each member of the team after completing the DBT Intensive Training. Clinicians can take additional training or educational courses as well after completion of the Intensive Training. 


*The description of DBT Intensive Training can be found in Behavioral Tech’s (DBT training institution in Seattle) website and we have included additional information that may be of interest for clinicians and related professionals in Korea. 

DBT Intensive Training Structure

Part 1 (30 instructional hours) 

  • Preparation
  • Knowledge Acquisition

Part 2 (30 instructional hours)

  • Implementation
  • Practice Improvement & Sustainability


In Part 1, lectures, demonstrations of treatment, and small group exercises are used to teach DBT theory and strategies in-depth. Upon conclusion of Part 1, participants consolidate and apply what they have learned with the help of practice assignments that are intended to guide the implementation process. Teams design and begin to implement their own DBT programs or to integrate DBT into an ongoing treatment setting. In Part 2, each team presents their work and receives expert consultation on specific cases and on their program, including protocols for specific treatment problems and adaptations of DBT. 


DBT Intensive Training that is planned to take place in Korea will be held for 5 days in 2023 and for 5 days as well in 2024. Both Part I and Part II of the program will be held in Seoul and include 60 hours of training in total.

Schedule & Tuition


This training course is for clinicians/professionals who have practical experience in the field of mental health and can practice DBT with their team. It is recommended that participants take part as a team with a team leader and if this is not the case, please let us know by contacting our clinic. Professionals who have a master’s degree or higher in psychiatry, psychology, counseling, social work, nursing, or other-related fields are qualified to participate in this Intensive Training course and can inquire for more information and the application form by contacting Behavioral Tech.

Dates and Place

Part 1: 2023-05-22 Monday ~ 2023-05-26 Friday (5 days, 30 hours)

Part 2: 2024-05-20 Monday ~ 2023-05-24 Friday (5 days, 30 hours)

Place: Convention Center in Munjeong-dong Songpa-gu Seoul (Further information will be provided as it becomes available)


The fees for DBT Intensive Training below cover both Part 1 and Part 2 of the course. Both parts of the course must be completed to receive certification. **

Early-bird Registration:
2023-01-30 Monday (6,600,000 won, including VAT)

Regular Registration:
2023-03-13 Monday ~ 2022-03-31 Friday (6,900,000 won, including VAT)

Final Registration:
2022-03-31 Friday

* The schedule may be subject to change under certain circumstances and all participants will be notified of delays/cancellations. In this case, all fees will be refunded.

** Please understand that fees will not be refunded after the final registration date if the Intensive Training course is held as scheduled above.

*** Institutions will be provided with a tax bill and individuals will be provided with a cash receipt after payment.

Behavioral Tech DBT Trainer & Consultant

Tony DuBose, Psy.D.


Anthony P. DuBose, PsyD, Chief Training Executive, Behavioral Tech, LLC. Dr. DuBose’s interest in DBT developed when working with hospitalized youth at high-risk for suicide and self-injurious behaviors. That initial interest, and the outcomes he observed when using DBT, resulted in a career focused on increasing the reach of DBT. Working with Behavioral Tech has provided him the opportunity to engage his passion for providing high quality training in DBT in collaboration with many like-minded people. As the head of training for Behavioral Tech, has led a team of some of the world’s foremost experts in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) since 2011. He has served a key role in the development and refinement of several large-scale DBT training models that have been translated into multiple languages. He has trained and consulted with health care providers world-wide regarding the treatment of borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, and suicidal and self-injurious behaviors in adults and adolescents and has been involved in large-scale systemwide DBT implementation projects in multiple countries and several US states. He is a member of the International Dissemination and the Training Committees of the World Association for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (WDBTA), formed in 2021, and serves on the WDBTA transitional Board of Directors as its Treasurer. He has been licensed as a psychologist in the State of Washington since 1998 and is certified by the DBT – Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC). He lives in Seattle, WA in the United States. 


Dr. DuBose received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University of Oregon. He completed his predoctoral psychology internship at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, WA, and his residency requirements for psychology licensure as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical child psychology through the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Before training as a psychologist, he completed a Master of Science degree in counseling from Loyola University of New Orleans and worked as a family therapist upon completion of that degree. His interest in suicidal and self-injurious behaviors developed when working with adolescents at high risk for suicide at the Child Study and Treatment Center, the state psychiatric hospital for children in Washington, where he served as director of the older adolescent program from 1997 to 2001. He is a Founding Member, and served as the first President & CEO, of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, PLLC. He held appointments on the clinical faculty in the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Psychology from 1998 – 2012. He collaborated with Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, and other researchers on the study of DBT, particularly related to its dissemination and implementation. He served as a member of the strategic planning group that formed the WDBTA. 

Jennifer Sayrs, Ph.D.


Jennifer Sayrs, PhD, ABPP is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS). At EBTCS, she directs the DBT Center, one of the first DBT programs in the nation to be certified by the Linehan Board of Certification. She is the co-author of the book DBT Teams: Development and Practice, written with the DBT treatment developer, Dr. Marsha Linehan.


Dr. Sayrs completed her graduate training at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she studied DBT and behavioral theory, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Linehan at the University of Washington, where she was the clinical coordinator for Dr. Linehan’s DBT research clinic. She has served as a research therapist and adherence coder on several DBT trials; she is also a trainer for Behavioral Tech, providing a wide range of DBT workshops around the world. In addition to 25 years of experience providing DBT, she also provides CBT for a variety of anxiety-related problems. Dr. Sayrs is certified by the Linehan Board of Certification and the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.

Primary Objectives

Primary Objective: 

As a result of this training participants will be able to provide DBT.  



Part 1 – Learning Objectives: 

  • Incorporate DBT assumptions about clients, therapists, and therapy into treatment.  
  • Balance change and acceptance in providing consultation. 
  • Apply DBT principles and strategies during DBT consultation team meetings.  
  • Increase the motivation and capability of therapists on your consultation team.   
  • Describe how the scientific method is used in both treatment development and conducting DBT.  
  • Use DBT research data to engage stakeholders in DBT.  
  • Adopt and practice a dialectical worldview in treatment and case formulation.  
  • Engage clients in treatment by providing dialectical balance between change and acceptance.  
  • Accurately describe the content of the skills training module: Core Mindfulness.   
  • Convey the rationale for DBT Mindfulness skills.  
  • Explain how Core Mindfulness skills are key (core) to all skills taught in DBT.  
  • Explain the Biosocial Model of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other severe disorders in all required treatment contexts.  
  • Conceptualize the manner in which suicidal behavior is an attempt by patients to solve problems.  
  • Incorporate hypotheses to include in DBT case formulation based on dialectical dilemmas experienced by persons with borderline personality disorder (duplicate).  
  • Accurately describe the content of the skills training module: Emotion Regulation.   
  • Describe the evidence for the use of DBT Emotions Regulation skills.  
  • Convey the rationale for DBT Emotion Regulation skills.  
  • Describe the functions of comprehensive treatment and the corresponding modes employed in DBT to accomplish these functions.  
  • Describe how levels of disorder and stages of treatment guide treatment planning and targeting.  
  • Identify client’s life goals that can be used as motivation for engaging in DBT.  
  • Structure treatment according to the target hierarchies for each modality (e.g., individual, skills training, phone).  
  • Set target hierarchies for clients with multiple problems.  
  • Complete DBT pre-treatment tasks (e.g., identify client’s goals, orient to DBT, obtain commitments).  
  • Describe the key elements that should be addressed in individual DBT sessions.  
  • Structure individual DBT sessions.  
  • Describe the function of DBT skills training.  
  • Define the roles of the leader and co-leader in DBT skills training.  
  • Explain how to structure a DBT skills training class.  
  • Identify the contents of the DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills module.  
  • Describe the evidence for the use of DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills.  
  • Convey the rationale for DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills.  
  • Identify the contents of the DBT Distress Tolerance skills module.  
  • Describe the evidence for the use of DBT Distress Tolerance skills.  
  • Convey the rationale for DBT Distress Tolerance skills.  
  • Define problem behaviors specifically and behaviorally.  
  • Conduct a chain analysis of an episode of a target behavior.  
  • Conduct missing links analyses of needed behaviors that did not occur.  
  • Describe the DBT problem-solving strategies (skills training, cognitive modification, exposure, contingency management).  
  • Generate and evaluate solutions for specific problematic links from a chain analysis.  
  • Describe the use of validation in DBT.  
  • Implement the levels of validation in DBT.  
  • Engage clients in treatment by providing dialectical balance between change and acceptance.  
  • Employ the dialectical strategies in DBT.  
  • Implement DBT stylistic strategies (reciprocal and irreverent communication).  
  • Assess long-term and acute risk for suicide.  
  • Talk with individuals in a manner that facilitates assessment of suicide risk.  
  • Describe the steps involved in crisis management.  
  • Apply DBT suicide crisis protocols.  
  • Respond to ongoing suicidal behavior during treatment.  
  • Coach clients to generalize skills in all relevant contexts.  
  • More effectively coach clients with skills specific to their needs.  
  • Competently help patients employ difficult-to-use skills.  
  • Implement the DBT case management strategies.  
  • Identify the application of, and limits to, consultation to the client.  
  • Explain the importance of observing personal and professional limits in DBT.  
  • Describe the steps for observing limits in DBT.  


Part 2 – Learning Objectives: 

  • Talk with individuals in a manner that facilitates assessment of suicide risk.  
  • Implement an evidence-based protocol for intervening in suicide crisis situations.  
  • Identify DBT skills for clients to use for specific problems in specific contexts.  
  • Structure team-based consultation sessions.  
  • Determine the best course of clinical application based on consultation and extrapolation from the evidence-base for DBT.  
  • Discuss the exam assigned in Part 1 and consequently better understand important concepts in DBT.  
  • Discuss homework assignments involving the application of the treatment and consequently better understand how to apply the treatment.  
  • Design DBT service programs, appropriately implementing and modifying DBT protocols for my particular setting and patient population.  
  • Effectively balance adaptation and adoption in implementation of DBT.  
  • Utilize implementation outcome variables to increase the sustainability of DBT programs.  
  • Conceptualize clinical cases and problems from a DBT perspective.  
  • Formulate cases with emotion at the heart of problem behavior.  
  • Engage in DBT case formulation as an iterative means of treatment planning, intervention, and measurement.  
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply important concepts in DBT.  
  • Write DBT case formulations with behavioral specificity.  
  • Actively participate in a DBT consultation team.  
  • Set targets for DBT consultation team meetings and manage time accordingly.  
  • Balance change and acceptance in providing consultation.  
  • Formulate cases with attention to the transaction of the individual-environment system.  
  • Incorporate the biosocial model of BPD into case formulation.  
  • Conceptualize the manner in which suicidal behavior is an attempt by patients to solve problems.  
  • Describe how levels of disorder and stages of treatment guide treatment planning and targeting.  
  • Link client targets to goals.  
  • Link client’s goals to the tasks of treatment.  
  • Organize DBT sessions based on a target hierarchy for each modality (e.g., individual, skills training).  
  • Overcome obstacles of both therapists and clients in setting treatment goals and targets before starting the treatment.  
  • Define problem behaviors specifically and behaviorally.  
  • Identify the critical variables influencing a problem behavior.  
  • Clarify program elements that support the functions of a comprehensive treatment program.  
  • Evaluate whether a DBT program addresses the 5 functions of comprehensive treatment.  
  • Explain the difference between chain and solution analyses.  
  • Conduct solution analyses.  
  • Identify solutions to address the critical variables influencing problem behaviors.  
  • Select and suggest specific skills to fit a situation or context.  
  • Implement the DBT problem-solving strategies (skills training, cognitive modification, exposure, contingency management).  
  • Evaluate the use of DBT strategies in my own and others’ cases.  
  • Describe the relationship between secondary targets and primary targets.  
  • Determine when to focus on secondary targets (dialectical dilemmas).  
  • Identify options for intervening in secondary targets (dialectical dilemmas).  
  • Identify the application of, and limits to, consultation to the client.  
  • Implement DBT case management strategies (consultation-to-the-client and environmental intervention).  
  • Generate solutions to address barriers to implementing DBT in my program.  
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the use of DBT strategies in others’ cases.  
  • View and discuss DBT as modeled by expert therapists (e.g. video, demonstrations) and be better able to describe and apply treatment strategies.  
  • Practice the techniques of DBT via behavioral rehearsal, as coached by the instructors and be better able to describe and apply treatment strategies.  
  • Provide solutions when consulting that are pertinent to the problem and likely to be effective.  
  • Apply the treatment after my team’s case consultation.  
  • Apply DBT principles and strategies during DBT consultation team meetings.  
  • Identify team problems and use DBT strategies to resolve them.  
  • Employ techniques for strengthening the DBT consultation team.  
  • Clarify expected long-term outcomes for my DBT program.  
  • Identify methods of measuring outcomes for my DBT program. 


전문가를 위한 DBT Experiential Class 등록 신청

* DBT 전문가 교육 프로그램 등록을 위한 포스트입니다.

원하시는 교육 프로그램을 클릭하시면 상세한 안내사항과 함께 신청 양식 링크가 있습니다. 

전문가를 위한 DBT Experiential Classㅣ청소년 가족 DBT Class

전문가를 위한 DBT Experiential Class 봄학기ㅣ청소년 가족 DBT 스킬 & 마인드풀니스 클래스

등록을 원하시는 분께서는 신청서를 작성해주시면 일정이 확정되는데로 알려드리겠습니다. 

일정: 추후 공지 매주 수요일 오후 6-8시 예정

DBT Experiential Class 는 2008년 마샤 리네한 박사의 방한 이후, 한국 전문가들이 DBT의 실제를 직접 체험할 수 있는 것이 좋겠다는 제안에 따라 조용범 박사가 구성한 특별한 클래스입니다.

DBT 스킬훈련 클래스를 통해 참여자들은 DBT의 진수를 이해하고 DBT를 통해 삶이 어떻게 변화하게 되는지를 경험할 수 있습니다.

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