Introduction and Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and to DBT's Crisis Survival Strategies

Crises are acute periods of time causing intense escalation of emotion and often an overwhelming urge to resolve the situation quickly. These crises have a high potential for very negative outcomes and creating additional problems Clients who are prone to emotion dysregulation often find themselves in crisis situations. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is uniquely good at treating emotion dysregulation as well as quickly developing skills to help clients tolerate crises situations without making their problems worse. This webinar will briefly introduce DBT and crisis survival skills and when to use them. 

Educational Objectives

• Name the four core modules of DBT skills training

Describe the mammalian dive response and how to activate it

Explain how to coach the effective use of paced breathing


Dr. Lesley Chapin is the Vice President of the Pauquette Center for Psychological Services and the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trainer for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Division of Adult Institution and Juvenile Corrections. Since 2006, Dr. Chapin has practiced DBT and clinical psychology in inpatient, outpatient, residential, correctional, and forensic settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She is specially trained on protocols for treating PTSD, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and adaptations for children and adolescents. Dr. Chapin is a board-certified DBT clinician, certified by the Linehan Board of Certification. She has been providing DBT training to clinicians and nonclinical facility staff since 2012.

Webinar Fee:

$69 ($59 for CCHPs), includes access to the power point presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.50 hours for ACCME, ANCC, APA, and CCHP.

Continuing education credit (1.50 hours) available for:

Nurses: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses must attend the entire program to receive credit. NCCHC designates this educational activity for 1.5 contact hours. 


Physicians: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NCCHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Psychologists: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NCCHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This educational activity has been approved for up to 1.50 hours of credit.


CCHPs: Certified Correctional Health Professionals may earn up to 1.50 contact hours of Category I continuing education for recertification.


Social Workers, counselors and others: When evaluating the presentation, select the “General” category, print your certificate, and use it to report directly to your certifying board. 

Financial Disclosures:

Dr. Lesley Chapin has no financial disclosures. No education committee members have disclosed any financial interest or relationships with a commercial entity. 

NCCHC Education Committee

Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH, CCHP-CP (chair)

Patricia Blair, PhD, JD, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A (vice-chair)

Joel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, CCHP-MH

Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH

Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P

Amy Jo Harzke, DrPH

Keith Ivens, MD

Michael Johnson, DDS, MPH

Susan Laffan, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A

James Martin, MPSA, CCHP 

Marci Mackenzie, PhD, LCSW, CCHP 

Tami Rodriguez, PharmD

Lori Roscoe, DNP, PhD, CCHP-RN

Samuel Soltis, PhD, MHA, CCHP

Nancy White, LPC

Staff Liaisons: Toyin Alaka, Ty Jackson, Kim Sterling, MBA, CAE

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When and Where
  • 5/16/2024 1:00 PM CDT
  • 5/16/2024 2:30 PM CDT
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL