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Intensive 10-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training with Dr. Charles Swenson

February 18, 2018 - August 31, 2018

This ten-day training will follow the typical comprehensive training in DBT. It will take place in two five day segments spaced 6 months apart. The first 5 days is comprehensive learning of all aspects of DBT. During the interval, the participants engage in practice assignments to apply the learning from Part 1, and they take a knowledge exam based on Part 1. The focus of the second five days is on consultation to their cases, consultation to implementation of DBT, adaptation of DBT to  particular populations and contexts (e.g., substance use disorders, adolescents and families, etc.), and more focus on practice of DBT sessions, strategies, skills teaching, and suicide crisis protocol.

Please note that DBT considers this 10-day training the standard and can lead to formal certification in DBT. Certification also includes taking a knowledge exam (based on the training) , submitting a case conceptualization, and submitting session tapes for review. Certification is awarded by the DBT-Linehan board of certification. For further information see their webpage https://dbt-lbc.org/index.php?page=100153. While in the past Behavioral-Tech based in Seattle provided their own certification and Dr. Swenson was the primary trainer in the East Coast, currently everything is done through the aforementioned board. Please see behavioral tech’s page on this for more information http://behavioraltech.org/resources/certification.cfm.

Please also note that not everyone goes for full certification. As per Dr. Swenson, attending this 10-day intensive is the next best thing to achieving full certification.

For more information on Dr. Swenson, please visit his website at http://charlieswenson.com/

Dates: Part 1 February 18-22, 2018:      Part 2 July 8-12, 2018

Fee: $2325 for full 10 day training

Group rate: Fee for 3 or more team members:$2025 per registrant

Continuing Education Credits: $40 (waived for first 25 to register).  CE credits are awarded via CE Learning Systems. It is one CE credit per training hour, totaling approximately 7 CE credits per day.

Location: Training will take place at the Palace Café (2603 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn).  It is easily accessible to anywhere in NYC via public transportation: a few blocks from 2 and 5 trains, a short bus ride from the Q train, and the Brooklyn B9 bus stops at the corner. There are also some street side parking spots throughout the neighborhood. 

Registration is considered complete when full payment is received.

Payment can be mailed to 1339 East 31st Street Brooklyn, NY 11210

or via ChaseQuickpay Nachasconsulting@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy: Prior to January 18th – payment will be refunded in full (minus $50 registration fee). Cancellation after January 18th will not be refunded.  In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Included in this training is the option for 1-2 telephone (or Skype) consultations with Dr. Swenson between Parts 1 and 2.


We have copied below some of the feedback shared by participants of our first DBT training (Summer, 2017).

The DBT workshop with Dr. Swenson was nothing short of suberb. Was informative, professional yet a warm and friendly environment for learning. After 18 years and dozens of workshop this was by far on the top of the list of excellent.

Annette Nadboy, LCSW-R
Director of Counseling
Yeshiva Darchei Torah


Dr. Swenson is extremely knowledgeable, engaging and a master of DBT. The material really came alive through his presentation. I have already been incorporating DBT in my work with my clients and seeing very positive results. I am looking forward to Part II!

                                                                                                                       Michal Goldberg,   Ph.D.   Teaneck, NJ


Swenson balances humility, empathy, passion, and a deep of DBT principles, which have proven to be a successful combination. His Intensive DBT workshop provided an opportunity for both novice and seasoned professionals to re-examine their own conceptualization of clinical information and to engage in the use of DBT skills and treatment strategies more consistently and effectively. Dr Swenson possess a unique ability to present complicated clinical information in an engaging and relevant manner through the inclusion of numerous clinical vignettes and examples and with his masterful teaching style. His background in psychoanalysis further lends a richness to the presentation and demonstrates the possibility of creativity with the conceptualization and treatment while maintaining strict adherence to the core DBT principles.

                                                                                                    Shoshana Friedman, Psy.D.                                                                                                                 Private Practice: Clifton, NJ                                                                                                                                                                                           


                                                                                  Aside from being an amazing presenter, Dr. Swenson is an excellent role model for teaching DBT by example as manifested by his ambience and warmth. A true overload of many blended interventions packaged together leaving the group eager for more. Dr. Swenson’ s smooth delivery of such complex intervention was a shining example of everything one can speculate for professional development par excellence. Definitely an iconic experience!

                                                                                                                  Naftali (Thomas) Gross                                                                                                      Ph.D Candidate Clinical Psychology


This class was incredibly beneficial to my practice. I learned a gamut of skills that will help not only borderline clients but all. Not only that, it was FUN! Everyone was bonded by the end. Swenson is so funny, smart, and open, all qualities I hope to emulate with my clients and in life.

Michele Koury MHC -LP         




February 18, 2018
August 31, 2018