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Training & Consultation

The TAP Clinic offers training to individuals and groups on a range of topics within our areas of expertise. Trainings are available by Zoom at the present time. Trainings can range from one hour to multiple days depending on your needs.


*Information on our postdoctoral training program can be found here. We offer practicum placements for doctoral candidates in the UNC Clinical Psychology department only.*


DBT Trainings

We offer trainings on a broad range of topics in DBT, ranging from basic introductory training (e.g., for individuals or clinics that are considering whether they want to pursue additional training in DBT) to more depth-oriented trainings (e.g., how to teach DBT skills, running a multi-family group) to highly specific trainings (e.g., conducting chain analyses, developing a case conceptualization, applying DBT to clients with substance use disorders or eating disorders). We offer a free 15-minute call with one of our DBT experts so that we can help you decide if TAP is the right fit for your training needs. If you choose to move forward, we will schedule a longer introductory call to determine the specifics of your training needs and the logistics of the training (i.e., dates, times, trainer, schedule).


DBT Consultation

Clinical. We offer consultation services to individuals and teams who seek to improve their understanding and implementation of DBT and DBT PE. You may request consultation on a single case, on a particular aspect of the treatment (e.g., conducting chain analyses, developing case conceptualizations), or on a broad range of cases. Consultations are available as single sessions or ongoing consultative services. 

Administrative & Programmatic. We offer a range of training and consultation services designed to help achieve your programmatic needs. For example, system administrators may wish to seek consultation on any of the following topics:

  • what is needed for DBT to work in your setting

  • logistics and training needs for scaling up your DBT program

  • identifying and resolving problems on your DBT team

United Protocol Trainings

Dr. Robbins is a co-author of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP), a national trainer in this treatment, and co-director of the Unified Protocol Training Institute. She offers introductory training workshops, therapist training, and consultation on therapy cases as well as consultation on implementation of the UP in different treatment settings. More information about UP training can be found here. You can contact Dr. Robbins about this training by reaching out to the TAP clinic.


OCD and Anxiety Consultation

Drs. Robbins, Sheppard and Zachary have speciality in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders utilizing a range of approaches, including ERP, the Unified Protocol, couples-based interventions and parent training. These providers provide clinical consultation on the treatment of these presentations and navigating various relevant challenges, such as managing risk of self-harm/suicidal ideation, navigating couples conflict, etc. Please contact the clinic directly to learn more about consultation.


Other Trainings

Beyond DBT, we also offer training and consultation in the following areas:

  • Self-compassion

  • Burnout (for clients or clinicians)

  • ADHD

  • Validation

  • Behaviorism

  • Eating disorders

  • Behavioral parent training and parent management strategies

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