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Culturally Adapted Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Hispanic and Latino Clients: Part I

1:00pm - July 21, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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This one and half-hour part one online training is designed to provide an overview of the culturally adapted Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Hispanic and Latino clients. This virtual training is divided into Part 1 and Part 2. During Part 1 of the presentation, Dr. Kirby will review the basic goals, history, and philosophy of DBT and will apply a mindfulness exercise. It also will describe practical adaptations and explain how to implement DBT skills effectively for Hispanic and Latino clients. Part 2 will be on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020; participants will learn the fundamentals of DBT skills, which include Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Dialectical Thinking, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Part 2 will be on July 29, 1:30pm Eastern.


Who should attend? This is an intermediate level workshop designed for social workers, counselors, psychologists, graduate students, community health workers, and other mental health providers.




About the presenter: 

Kirby Reutter, PhD- Dr. Kirby Reutter is a bilingual clinical psychologist and leading trauma specialist who contracts with the Department of Homeland Security to provide mental health treatment services to refugees seeking political asylum. Dr. Reutter is author of “The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for PTSD: Practical Exercises for Overcoming Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”


Please read the following before registering: 

  • The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center use GoToWebinar as our online event system. 

  • Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by using computers equipped with speakers or dial in via telephone. 

  • After registration, a confirmation email will be generated with instructions for joining the event. To avoid problems with log-in, please use the confirmation email to join the event.