This workshop is designed to introduce students to the skills training aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). It includes introductions to the four categories of DBT Skills. Students are introduced to the strategies and styles of running a DBT Skills workshop. They also participate in an actual DBT workshop, including completing homework, completing skills worksheets, etc. to provide an immersive and ‘hands-on’ experience.
It is broken up into 4-4 hour sessions beginning on 6/15 and ending on 6/.
Dates at times for workshops are:
About the Trainer:
Eric Schmidt is the CEO of New Roads Behavioral Health, a successful behavioral health care organization. He has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field since 1989, performing in key executive level positions since in mid-1990’s. He has been a CEO of behavioral health organizations since 2006.
Eric received his Bachelors in Science in Psychology from Colorado State University. He boasts both a Masters of Science in Social Work, which he received from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Phoenix Santa Fe.
In addition to his business and administrative acumen, Eric is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, personally providing a variety of clinical services utilizing a range of techniques and theoretical designs. In particular, he has extensive clinical experience working with addiction, borderline personality disorder, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Notably, Eric is one of only five Linehan Board Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Clinicians in the state of Utah.
Eric loves to train and teach. He teaches workshops around the country for organizations and conferences. The workshops focus upon Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, culture-building, etc. Further, Eric is adjunct faculty for the University of Utah School of Social Work, where he teaches a variety of clinical and professional development courses.
Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. He likes exercising, reading, and learning. He is an ardent SCUBA diver, traveling to relatively exciting places to dive.
Eric founded New Roads Behavioral Health in 2009, which primarily and uniquely serves clients with severe persistent mental illness, addiction, and personality disorders. He founded the Utah Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. He also assists as a member of several national organizations for behavioral health, tirelessly advocating for clients on both the national and state levels.