Consultation & Training

Consultation & Training

  • Graduate Student Training: The Center for Behavioral Medicine accepts graduate students in training at both the masters and doctoral level. The time commitment is 12-15 hours per week for one year. The training year begins in May. We begin reviewing applications in January and the application deadline is January 31. Graduate student trainees have the opportunity to work in our comprehensive adolescent and adult DBT programs, or both. To apply, contact us.

  • DBT Program and Implementation Training:  As the only adult and adolescent DBT programs in Wisconsin certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, the Center for Behavioral Medicine is committed to assisting other clinicians and agencies to get training and consultation in DBT and implementing comprehensive DBT to fidelity. We have the training and expertise to provide a full range of consultation services including individualized training on specific DBT topics, adding DBT into a school’s emotional/social learning curriculum, and full program implementation with ongoing support and consultation. We want to make sure it is being done with fidelity to the empirically-supported model so you and your consumers get the results that are needed. For more information, contact us.

Clinical Services

Clinical Services

  • Psychological Assessments: Conducted for individuals seeking bariatric surgery, or for transgender and nonbinary people seeking access to hormone therapy or surgery.

  • Family Skills Group: Our monthly workshop for friends & family members whose loved ones struggle to regulate their emotions. Each month, we cover a different topic and provide skills and practice ideas for increasing understanding and connection with our loved one. Topics include validation, skills for tolerating distress, and radical acceptance of our loved one, to name a few. Workshops run for 2 hours and include teaching components, group discussion, and practice activities.

  • DBT in Schools: CBM has partnered with a local school district to support their staff in preparing to implement DBT STEPS-A with their 6th graders in Fall 2021. Through this Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents, teachers and school staff teach students how to use DBT skills to regulate emotions, tolerate stressful situations, interact effectively with others, and develop a greater sense of mindful awareness of themselves and the present moment. Implementing DBT STEPS-A in the school setting equips students with skillful ways to respond to life’s stressors and challenges.

  • DBT Skills ACCESS Group: We are currently accepting new participants for our 16-week abbreviated DBT skills training group for adults. The ACCESS Group is a good choice for clients who would benefit from learning DBT skills but who do not require comprehensive DBT. Clients can participate in this group while maintaining a treatment relationship with their current outpatient provider. Individuals who are currently on the waitlist for our comprehensive DBT program can also join the ACCESS Group. This group has ongoing admission in order to increase accessibility.