Student Portal Faculty Portal Library Student Events Online Courses Continuing Ed
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Registration: click HERE

Richmont is opening a portion of this course to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education Credit. This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.

When: January 5, 2016, 9:00am – 5:00pm (lunch on your own 12:00-1:30)

Where: Richmont Graduate University

                 1815 McCallie Avenue

                 Chattanooga, TN 37404

Continuing Education: 6.5 NBCC-approved CE Clock hours Awarded. 6.5 approved CE Clock Hours Awarded to Psychologists.

Fees: $100.00

 Presenter: Erica Skidmore, Psy.D

Topic: The purpose of this introductory course is to develop individuals’ knowledge and skill in Dialectical Behavior Therapy with applications to individual and group mental health counseling. Participants examine theoretical foundations, research findings, basic principles, and the intervention strategies of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with emphasis on group skills’ training. Emphasis is also placed on studying Borderline Personality Disorder with particular attention paid to theories of etiology and development. Strategies for applying a Christian theological framework to the theories of this approach and application of skills in counseling will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss a basic developmental framework for understanding the etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder, along with the DSM-IV-TR criteria and other characteristics of this disorder.
  • Explain the empirically-validated uses of Dialectical Behavior Therapy across a variety of settings and diagnoses.
  • Demonstrate skills in applying the theories and techniques of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the therapeutic setting.
  • Apply the 4 Skills Training Modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to their own clinical work.

Registration: Click HERE


Please direct your questions regarding this seminar to Autumn Stephenson at

Refunds must be requested prior to January 5, 2016.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identifited. RGU is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.