Introduction to DBT, Level 1: What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and What are the Implications for the Secondary Classroom?

Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH

Presenter: Amy Kahle, Director of Intervention Programs for the United Action for Youth 

This introductory session will be an overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. What is it? How is it used? What does the research say?    

One practitioner shares her experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in the classroom, in one-on-one sessions with students, with small groups, and in her personal life. Participants will leave the session with a working knowledge of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) concepts and how these concepts might benefit students (and adults) in and out of the classroom. Bring your questions.  

Note: This is not a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) training, but an overview of the practice and an example of how it might be implemented.   

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Scanlan Center for School Mental Health in advance at 319-467-1120 or