Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Presented By: Nikki Weatherly, MS, LPC, NCC &

Laura Byler-Kroh, MS, LPC, NCC

January 24, 2020 | January 25, 2020

Cost: Early Bird Special $250 until Dec 31 

After Dec 31 $295

Located at Waters Edge Counseling's Training Room

12 Credit Hours Will Be Awarded

Time: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Registration Begins: 8:00AM

Scroll down for more information on the training and for information on accommodations from our Community Partner Hyatt Place


Originally developed for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder in an outpatient setting, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has now shown effectiveness in 30 Random Controlled Trails (RCT’s) across additional contexts, for increased populations, and at substantial cost savings to communities over “treatment as usual”. Research and clinical success has resulted in an explosion in the popularity of this treatment.


Informal adaptations to the DBT model have also proliferated as agencies with limited funding for formal training and staffing respond to competing demands to provide high quality treatment and to serve a large population. Concerns about the effectiveness of these simplified adaptations has become an important issue to consumer groups and to those who fund this service.


This introductory workshop will provide an overview of the DBT model, including information on how to begin a DBT consultation team. Developing and maintaining adherent treatment will be discussed and time made available for consultation on program start up.


In addition, new developments in accreditation of programs and certification of providers will be introduced, with discussion of implications for treatment.



This introductory training will provide an overview of the DBT model, highlighting populations for whom the treatment is beneficial, required components of the treatment, and the process and implications of upcoming certification and accreditation requirements.


At the end of this training the mindful participant will be able to:


  1. Identify general inclusionary criteria for this treatment as a basis for making appropriate referral.

  2. Have the resources necessary to evaluate if a program is “comprehensive.”

  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of each component of the DBT model.

Meet The Presenters

Laura Byler-Kroh


DBT- Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Cinician

Laura Byler, MS, LPC, NCC specializes in the delivery of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to treat
disorders of emotion regulation, primarily Borderline Personality Disorder. During her ten years
of practice in an agency setting, Laura recognized a deficit in available treatments for BPD and
began her journey into learning DBT. Laura formed a DBT peer consultation team and
developed adult and teen DBT programs within the agency setting. Laura continues to serve as
the leader of her consultation team and now practices at Tulsa Dialectical Behavior Therapy,
LLC, the group private practice she founded. As an LPC-candidate supervisor, she is committed
to advancing the capabilities and training of other therapists in the adherent application of DBT.
She is dually licensed in Arkansas and Oklahoma.


Laura received her undergraduate and graduate education from the University of Arkansas at
Fayetteville. She is recognized as a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™.
Laura is a wife, dog-mom of four, loves to travel and dabbles in home decorating. An Arkansas
native, Laura now resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Nikki Weatherly


DBT- Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician

Nikki Weatherly is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health.
Nikki is a Board Certified Therapist by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and is also a
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™, the first in Arkansas. As a DBT
certified clinician, Nikki seeks to serve those who are struggling with complex issues. She
specializes in treating Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, including
chronic suicidality.


While clinically trained in several evidence-based treatments, DBT is Nikki’s primary focus in
treatment. She helps her clients, through balancing acceptance and change, build a life they
experience was worth living. Through individual therapy, she assists clients as they track target
behaviors and develop healthy ways of coping with life’s daily problems. Group skills training offers
helpful strategies to empower clients to make the changes they desire in their lives by mindfully
learning to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships.


After nearly ten years in an agency setting, Nikki made the shift to private practice over a year ago
and now operates one of the few adherent comprehensive DBT programs in the central Arkansas

Community Partner

Hyatt Place Rogers/Bentonville is offering a discounted rate of $99 for all training participants. Included in your rate is our hot breakfast buffet each day, Wi-Fi, and a courtesy shuttle that travels within a 5-mile radius of the hotel (Including Waters Edge Counseling) upon availability.

We offer all suite-style rooms, 24-hour food and beverage services, as well as a full coffee to cocktails bar, proudly serving
Starbucks coffee. Please follow the booking link below to reserve your rooms with us before January 10,




Contact Courtney Pearson for any questions regarding hotel accommodations.

479-633-8555 ext. 5106

or Courtney.pearson@hyatt.com

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