1:00pm - August 11, 2022 thru 5:00pm - August 11, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.



DBT-SUD is the final module in the DBT series and will provide participants with an understanding of how DBT-SUD can assist individuals with substance use disorders who have co-occurring borderline personality disorder, emotion dysregulation, or a history of relapse.  The presenter will discuss the incidence of co-occurring BPD and SUD, along with information on suicide risk when BPD and SUD co-occur.

This workshop addresses some common therapy-interfering behaviors and teaches how the DBT-SUD model suggests helping to distinguish these behaviors.




  • Demonstrate an understanding of the co-occurrence of borderline personality disorder/emotion regulation difficulties and substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of how a co-occurring diagnosis of BPD and SUD increases the risk of suicide and early death.
  • Set up a DBT-SUD diary card using SUD targets.
  • Explain the difference between a “Dialectical Abstinence” model and an “abstinence only” or “harm reduction” model.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the DBT-SUD skills and how they come to life through real examples of a desired change.
  • Gain an understanding of common therapy-interfering behaviors in a DBT-SUD model, and generate ideas on how to address them in practice,




Lynne Rosenberg

Lynne Rosenberg is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in Durango, Colorado.  She grew up and lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin until 2015, where she was licensed as a substance abuse counselor.  During her graduate studies (MS in Community Psychology/Counseling from Alverno College), Lynne developed a passion and interest in applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to the substance use disorder population (DBT-SUD). Lynne believes that the emotion dysregulation issues regularly seen with individuals struggling with substance use disorders are often overlooked in traditional SUD treatment and that the skills that DBT offers can be the missing piece when frequent relapses have occurred.

Since 2015, Lynne has lived and worked in southwestern Colorado, where she has continued her DBT and DBT-SUD education and experience. Lynne has developed and facilitated DBT-SUD skills groups within a community mental health setting and has now started her own practice which focuses on DBT and DBT-SUD.




Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all participants who attend the training in full.