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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Basic Principles
Friday, February 10, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Virtual Continuing Education Event

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:  Basic Principles Part 1 of a 3-Part Series, 1.0 CE

Virtually on Zoom February 10, 2023, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Presented by Martha Wetter, Ph.D. 

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This workshop will describe the basic principles on which Dialectical Behavior Therapy is based, including the underlying theory and main modes of treatment.  In addition, the content of the skills training component will be reviewed. Please note: This is a 3-part series but attendees are not required to register for all three parts. Separate CE certificates will be awarded for each individual part of the series.

Workshop Objectives

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to...

  • Explain the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder as it is reframed as a trauma-based disorder (TBD).
  • Describe the biosocial theory underpinning DBT, and the role invalidation is proposed to play in the emergence of a TBD.

About the Presenter

Martha Wetter, Ph.D., received her doctorate from the University of KY in clinical psychology and currently works in a private practice in Lexington directing a DBT program.  She is a Linehan-certified DBT therapist and does workshops and consultations with various organizations on trauma-informed care and DBT.  She is on the Board of the Life Activities Center, a trauma-informed recreational program in Woodford Co. KY.  


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Other Mental Health Professionals

Registration Fees

  Registrant Type  Registration Rate  
  KPA Member Registration - Part 1 ONLY: $40.00
  KPA Member Registration - 3-Part Bundle: $100.00
  Non-Member Registration - Part 1 ONLY: $50.00
  Non-Member Registration - 3-Part Bundle: $150.00
  Student Registration (NO CEs): $10.00
  Student Registration - 3-Part Bundle (NO CEs): $25.00


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Event Location
Virtual - via Zoom, attendees will receive instructions on accessing this workshop upon registration.

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who sign in more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on/before February 9, 2023, will receive a 90% refund. No refunds are available after February 9, 2023. All refund requests must be in writing to KPA at 8004 Lyndon Centre Way, Suite 202, Louisville, KY 40222, or by email to [email protected].

CE Credits/Attendance

This program has been approved for 1.0 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA). 


KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. 

Social Workers & Art Therapists:
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors: 
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.