The following is a select list of my DBT and some related therapy trainings, a list of my professional memberships and consultation teams (active and past), a recommend reading list for DBT books and other therapy books focusing on trauma, relationships, and personal growth. At the bottom you will find a growing list of psychology and self-betterment blogs and apps I enjoy and use in treatment with my clients. Please e-mail me if you have recommendations or questions, or if you are an author and would like me to review your book, podcast or app.
Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training (Behavioral Tech), Seattle/Bellevue, Washington, presented by Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza and Dr. Melanie Harned (November, 2013)
DBT Skills Training Six-Month Online Curriculum (Behavioral Tech, 2013)
Foundations of Exposure Therapy (Behavioral Tech, 2015)
Practice Grounds with Kelly Koerner, PhD, 2014-2015
Practice Grounds with Kelly Koerner, PhD, 2019
DBT for Substance Abusers with Borderline Personality Disorder, Portland DBT Institute (presented by Linda Dimeff, PhD) (May 2016)
Schema Therapy Training with Dr. Wendy Behary, San Francisco, CA (2016)
Schema Therapy Course with Dr. Wendy Behary (2018)
Member of the Duke University DBT Listserv community
Member of the Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center weekly DBT Consultation Team (2013-2018)
Personal DBT Consultation with Dr. Sanno Zack, Stanford University Medical Center
DBT Team Consultation with Linda Dimeff, PhD 2017-2018
Non-DBT Memberships/Consult Teams/Associations:
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors (Pennsylvania)
Board of Behavioral Sciences (California)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT, 2012-2018)
State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners (New Jersey)
AAMFT Telehealth and Technology Forum
Full-time private practice in California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, Telemedicine/online practice, and collaboration with the Philadelphia DBT Associates in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Founder, Linwood DBT, Linwood, New Jersey
Formerly with the Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center where I taught the Advanced DBT program, facilitated and co-facilitated adult DBT Skills groups, provided individual, couples, and family DBT Skills coaching, and DBT-informed individual and family psychotherapy.
Recommended DBT reading:
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents, Alec L. Miller, Jill H. Rathus, Marsha M. Linehan
The High Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation, Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.
The Buddha and the Borderline, Kiera Van Gelder
Validation and Psychotherapy, Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.
Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment), Kelly Koerner
Other related and suggested readings:
Disarming the Narcissist, Wendy Behary
How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, Lisa Feldman Barrett
Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Buddha's Brain, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, Judith S. Beck
Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders, Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
The Search for the Real Self: Unmasking Personality Disorders of our Age, James F. Masterson, M.D.
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry, Richard E. Zinbarg, Michelle G. Craske, David H. Barlow
Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Edna B. Foa, Elizabeth A. Hembree, Barbara Olasov Rothbaum
Don't Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor
Monkey Mind, Daniel Smith
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Peter A. Levine
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, by Peter A. Levine
Trauma Stewardship: A Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Being a Brain-wise Therapist, Bonnie Badenoch
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
A Guide to Rational Living, Albert Ellis, Ph.D., Robert A. Harper, Ph.D.
The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish (Farnam Street) and associated Farnam Street Blog
10% Happier with Dan Harris
The Hilarious World of Depression
The Positive Psychology Podcast
DBT Weekly with Stephanie Alexis Edsall
DBT and Psychology Apps:
Durham DBT Diary Card