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training & consultation.

I offer professional training and consultation related to DBT.  My particular areas of specialization are working with college counseling center directors and staff or supporting campuses in implementing the college course, "Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond" in partnership with Dr. James Mazza.  I offer free lance consulting and am also a consultant with Behavioral Tech, LLC and a consultant and trainer with Treatment Implementation Collaborative, LLC.  The goals of consultation may vary, depending on how far you are in your program development and implementation.  Consultation goals may include (but are not limited to) the following:


      Conceptualizing your prospective campus DBT program, including identifying a "target              population" that your program will serve.


      Understanding the training needs of your team.


      Developing a skills training group protocol that fits into your university schedule.


      Developing your DBT team on campus.


In addition to consultation, I offer a variety of training workshops that can be tailored to meet the needs of your group.  Workshops may be held privately or open to the public. Recent workshops include a 3-hour Introduction to DBT for Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder and a 1-hour overview of Adapting DBT for College Counseling Center.


For more information about DBT training and consultation services, please contact me directly at  

To secure my consulting and/or training services via Treatment Implementation Collaborative, LLC, visit and select "Contact Us" from the menu or contact Helen Best directly at

To secure my consulting services via Behavioral Tech, LLC, visit, and select "Consultation" from the "Training" drop-down menu or contact Behavioral Tech Client Services directly at (206) 675-8588.


"We are a newly developed DBT training program for clinical psychology doctoral students.  Carla attended our team meetings several times per month to provide consultation focused on helping us develop our program as well as in offering clinical supervision to the students to increase their competency in applying DBT principles and strategies.  We also hired Carla to offer a three hour training workshop on DBT for our students, faculty, and local community mental health providers.  Her presentation was excellent and informative, for clinicians with prior experience and those naïve to DBT. She is clear, irreverent and very smart! Working with Carla has been a great experience and I highly recommend her to anyone interested in developing a DBT program or increasing their DBT competency."

 - Edelyn Verona, Ph.D., Training Director, USF Clinical Psychology Program

"This DBT presentation is outstanding. The information provided by Carla challenged me both professionally and personally. I would highly recommend a DBT training from Carla."

 - Richard Chapman, LMHC, Ph.D. Student, University of South Florida

   President Elect, Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association

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