Counselor Training

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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Effectively Treat Borderline Personality Disorder and Other Conditions

Friday, January 18, 2019

8:30 am -4:30 pm (check in begins at 8:00 am) 

9238 Madison Blvd. Bldg. 1 Suite 800 Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend:  $70 by 1/4/19

$100 through 1/17/19

$130 day of/onsite 

Registration form here. 

For more information, email at or call 256.258.7777 x 101


Maggie Minsk, LPC, NCC, CHt, CI

Content Description and Objectives:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed originally for individuals suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or traits of BPD but has begun to be used more and more with a variety of client populations due to growing evidence as to its efficacy. In order to help clients who are often lower functioning, DBT was designed to offer them a full program which includes individual therapy, skills training class, and telephone consultation throughout the week. The key, however, is being able to accurately and quickly diagnose those with BPD because DBT can help them move beyond BPD but treatment as usual makes the disorder worse. Join Maggie to learn about how to diagnose and treat those with BPD so that they, and those who love them, can begin enjoying a life worth living.

Learning Objectives:

* More adeptly diagnose BPD.

* Describe the goals of DBT and how they relate to the structure of DBT.

* Identify the four modules of the DBT Skills Training class.

* Understand and be able to use key concepts of 1) mindfulness, 2) the dialectic, and 3) validation

* Understand how treatment as usual (TAU) is detrimental to individuals with personality disorders and how DBT turns that around in order to be effective.


 Refund, Cancellation and Postponement Policy


If a refund is requested by the participant a refund, minus a $25.00 administrative fee, will be provided assuming the request is received at least two weeks in advance of the event. All cancellations must be in writing and should be emailed to No refunds will be issued if received less than two weeks prior to the training event.  If a participant fails to attend the seminar, no refunds or transfers will be issued.


If The Balanced Life, LLC cancels a seminar, a full refund will be provided. The Balanced Life, LLC reserves the right to cancel any seminar due to low enrollment.


At times, postponing a seminar may be unavoidable. If a seminar is postponed, all registered will have the option to attend the seminar on the newly scheduled date, or have their registration transferred to another seminar of their choice within the next 12 months. No refunds will be given. If a seminar is not attended within that 12-month period, transfer of paid registration to another seminar is forfeited. 

By enrolling, regardless of payment method, means that you agree to and will adhere to the refund, cancellation and postponement policy. 

The Balanced Life, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6838. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Balanced Life, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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