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Fri, Apr 19


Rising Tide Training Room

Skill up! DBT Skills For All Practitioners

This introductory training will provide an overview of the four DBT skills modules, highlighting key skills from each module, including handouts, worksheets, and practice of each skill.

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Skill up! DBT Skills For All Practitioners
Skill up! DBT Skills For All Practitioners

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 8:30 AM – Apr 20, 2024, 4:00 PM

Rising Tide Training Room, 204 S 24th St, Rogers, AR 72758, USA

About the event

[12 NBCC Credit Hours]

** Early Bird tickets availiabe through March 19th**

CE Credit will not be awarded to those who are not mental health professionals. Completed evaluation will be required for credit for all participants.


This training is designed for therapists in agency, private practice and school settings who are interested in learning and implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills. Trainees will learn DBT procedures to increase clients’ effective use of behavioral skills through slide presentations, lecture, video review, group discussion and lots of experiential activities. Trainees will be introduced to key skills from each of the four DBT skills modules, including handouts and corresponding worksheets for each skill that can be implemented in therapeutic work with clients upon completion of the training


Laura Byler, MS, LPC, NCC

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, MS, LPC, NCC

Nikki Weatherly, MS, LPC, NCC, is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™, the first in Arkansas.  She specializes in treating Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, including chronic suicidality.

While clinically trained in several evidence-based treatments, Nikki is primarily focused in delivering DBT.  After nearly ten years in an agency setting, developing her clinic’s first DBT program, Nikki made the shift to private practice over five years ago and now operates one of the few adherent comprehensive DBT programs in Arkansas.  She received her undergraduate degree from Arkansas Tech University and pursued her graduate degree at Henderson State University.

Nikki has been married for 15 years and has two wonderful children, ages 3 and 9.  She is an avid reader and enjoys going to the lake, attending Razorback sporting events and watching her son play travel baseball.


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

  1. Identify the three types of skills training procedures.
  2. Describe the four DBT skills modules.
  3. Identify the goals of DBT Mindfulness skills and learn key skills from the DBT Mindfulness skills module.
  4. Identify the goals of DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills and learn key skills from the DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills module.
  5. Identify the goals of the DBT Emotion Regulation skills and learn key skills from the DBT Emotion Regulation skills module.
  6. Identify the contents of the goals of DBT Distress Tolerance skills and learn key skills from the DBT Distress Tolerance skills module.


Day One: April 19th, 2024

8:00-8:30 Sign-in

8:30-8:45 Opening Mindfulness

8:45-9:30DBT Overview:  Skills Training Procedures and The Four Skills Modules

9:30-10:30 Mindfulness (part 1)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Mindfulness (part 2)

12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00-2:15 Distress Tolerance (part 1)

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 Distress Tolerance (part 2)

3:45-4:00 Q & A

Day Two: April 20th, 2024

8:00-8:30 Sign-in

8:30-8:45 Opening Mindfulness

8:45-10:30 Emotion Regulation (part 1)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Emotion Regulation (part 2)

12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00-2:15 Interpersonal Effectiveness (part 1)

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 Interpersonal Effectiveness (part 2)

3:45-4:00 Wrap-Up/Q & A


Workshop Withdrawal:

Withdrawal requests should be submitted by email to no later than 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee. Withdrawal requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will not be refunded.

Participants who do not attend a workshop and do not submit a withdrawal request as outlined in the previous section prior to the completion of the workshop will not receive a refund. All refunds are processed within 7 business days of the completion of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellation:

Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room) reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment,  inclement weather, instructor illness, or instructor family emergency. Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.

Grievance Policy:

Concerns should be addressed to Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room)), 204 S. 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72756 or 1-479-621-0301 or emailed to When a complaint, either verbally or written, is filed Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room), the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual education style being utilized, the person bringing the complaint should first address concerns with the presenter. If the presenter is not available, all comments should be placed in writing and sent to If complaints concerning the facility, or CEU's, they should be emailed to or mailed to 204 S 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72758. The Director of Education will attempt to resolve the matter in a timely manner. If the offer of resolution is not satisfactory to the person filing the complaint, then further action may be taken. In this instance, a written request for reconsideration can be sent to the attention of the Director of Education. The complaint will then be reviewed by the Director of Education and members of the training committee. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint. The decision of the Director of Education is final.

ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our office for more information at 1-479-621-0301 or send an email to

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