Trainings and Supervision for Clinicians

Trainings and Supervision for Clinicians

Sage Behavioral Counseling offers clinical supervision for social workers who are pre and post licensure in the state of Oregon. It is the role of the supervisor to collaborate with a supervisee to enhance their clinical work with clients, as well as identify areas that may compromise the Code of Ethics for Clinical Social Workers. We use a variety of theories, interventions and techniques to provide on-going insight into a supervisee’s clinical practice.

Join COAP for our May workshop on DBT!

Central Oregon Association of Psychologists
Regional affiliate of the
Oregon Psychological Association

 Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Individual Counseling: The Use of DBT in Session

Laurie Wilmot, LCSW, CADC III Meghan Flaherty, LCSW

DATEFriday May 10, 2019
9 am until 4 pm (Registration starts at 8:30AM)6 hours Continuing Education Credit
Lunch not included; Mid-morning snack is includedLocation: OSU Cascades Campus
Tykeson Hall Room 111
1500 Southwest Chandler Avenue, Bend, OR

Workshop Overview:
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a branch of cognitive behavioral therapy developed by Marsha Linehan over 30 years ago to help people manage difficult emotions. DBT combines individual therapy sessions with group skills training to increase a client’s self-awareness and capability to tolerate distress, manage emotions, communicate more effectively, and maintain healthy relationships.

This workshop will teach you how to use DBT concepts, techniques, and skills with your individual clients. DBT techniques can bring clients enhanced self-awareness, motivation for change, and the tools they need to tolerate difficult situations. DBT can also provide clinicians with an effective format to draw from in combination with various therapeutic techniques from other evidenced based practices to best help our clients’ individual needs. (Note: This is not a comprehensive DBT training and is not affiliated with Marsha Linehan)

Learning Objectives:
●    Overview of DBT including a brief history, DBT modes, diary card, levels of commitment, commitment strategies, hierarchy of treatment, and treatment objectives.
●    Examine how to use DBT in individual therapy sessions.
●    Understand dialectics and dialectical interventions.
●    Learn the ‘Three States of Mind’ and how to teach Wise Mind to your clients.
●    Apply the How and What skills of Mindfulness to individual sessions.

●    Use Chain Analysis to help clients gain more insight and stop problem behaviors.
●    Integrate DBT techniques with specific client populations such as teens, parents, addictions,
eating disorders and more.About the Presenters:
Meghan Flaherty, LCSW and Laurie Wilmot, LCSW, CADCIII met while working at a wilderness therapy school for teenagers in Central Oregon 13 years ago, where they were trained in DBT and created the first DBT based wilderness curriculum in the country. Laurie and Meghan co-founded Sage Behavioral Counseling in 2009, where they teach DBT skills groups for adults, teens, and parents; consult with and conduct trainings for local programs around DBT interventions; do clinical supervision for social workers; and see individual clients. Laurie and Meghan find working together builds their enthusiasm for their work, their effectiveness in teaching and doing therapy, and is just much more fun.Both presenters have worked in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health clinics, residential treatment centers, schools, crisis response teams, drug and alcohol programs, non- profit organizations, and the wilderness. Both Laurie and Meghan are trained in the Gottman method of couples counseling, Meghan is trained in EMDR, and Laurie has a strong background in alternative addictions treatment. Meghan and Laurie love working together and this shows in their enthusiasm for their work!


In response to feedback from previous workshop attendees, COAP is using an online registration process that accepts credit and debit cards. Please note that there will be small fees associated with using credit card registration, and registrants will incur those fees over and above the amount collected by COAP. The smallest fee is associated with early registration, so we encourage you to take advantage of that rate!

Registered by 3/22/19
COAP Members*: $95
Non-Members:      $105

Registered by 4/19/19
COAP Members*: $105
Non-Members:    $115

Registered after 4/19/19
COAP Members*: $115
Non-Members:  $125

Student Rate $55
Please bring a copy of student ID to registration, as this will be required at check-in.

Register at this link:

*Membership in COAP is limited to Central Oregon active and retired psychologists, residents, and psychologist associates. You must be current with COAP dues to register at the membership rate.

If you wish to become a COAP member and meet eligibility requirements, please send check in the amount of $25 to COAP, PO Box 872, Bend, OR 97709. Please include your name, title, address, phone number and email address with the membership fee . Membership entitles you to lower rates for each of the upcoming COAP workshops, running September through September.

If you commit by email that you will attend, you will be expected to pay, even if you cannot attend.

**Registration fee will not be refunded for cancellations as of one week prior to the scheduled event, or for no-shows.  Prior to that, a $25 cancellation fee will be assessed.

COAP will cover the cost of parking as a courtesy tied to this conference. Please park in the main OSU parking lot.  You will need to supply us your license plate number and state of plate upon workshop check-in if you would like us to pay for your parking.

Questions can be directed to

Registration Details:   
Meghan Flaherty, LCSW and Laurie Wilmot, LCSW, CADCIII
May 10th 2019 DBT Training Sponsored by COAP

Registration will be handled online by the Central Oregon Association of Psychologists. Please visit the following website to sign up:


Individual Clinical Supervision $100/hr
Laurie Wilmot, LCSW, CADCIII
Meghan Flaherty, LCSW

Group Clinical Supervision $45/hr
Laurie Wilmot, LCSW CADCIII
12-1, First Wednesday of the month
DBT Study Group $30/hr
Third Wednesday 12-1 monthly with Laurie Wilmot CADCIII and Meghan Flaherty, LCSW

​A DBT study group for professionals who are working on incorporating more DBT techniques into their practice. Wether you are running groups, referring clients to skills groups, or using dialectic approaches with clients individually we create a space where therapists can learn more about DBT and support each other towards becoming more competent practitioners.

Sage Behavioral Counseling offers consultation services in a variety of areas including program development, integration of DBT techniques into clinical practice, mindfulness stress reduction, and clinical consultation for mental health professionals.

Professional Trainings
Sage Behavioral Counseling offers trainings for clinical professionals, programs, staff and clients on a variety of topics.

* Addiction Issues
* Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
* DBT Skills Group
* Mindfulness Stress Reduction
* Psycho Educational Groups
* Parenting Teens and Young Adults