Course Description

Adam Carmel, PhD, will dive deeply into the nitty-gritty of developing a well-functioning DBT-Accepting the Challenges of Employment and Self-Sufficiency (DBT-ACES) program. He’ll provide an overview of the skills modules that are needed to help clients increase and sustain employment. In this webinar, Dr. Carmel will also discuss contingency management and exposure strategies that are used in this treatment to assist clients in making progress towards employment and self-sufficiency goals. Taking into consideration the roles of the clinical environment and resources on successful implementation of such clinical programming, Dr. Carmelwill help us identify and troubleshoot some of the most typical barriers.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize DBT-ACES skills modules to increase employment and self-sufficiency
  • Identify several barriers and facilitators to DBT-ACES implementation
  • Describe the unique contingency management and exposure strategies used in DBT-ACES to support clients in achieving and maintaining employment.

Technical Requirements: You will need a computer with high-speed internet access and either a telephone or speakers/headset for audio.  We use the WebEx system for our Webinars. Please ready your computer with a Test Meeting.


Adam Carmel, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he provides DBT training in the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics under the direction of Dr. Marsha Linehan. He received specialized training in DBT while completing a predoctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington. Following his training, Dr. Carmel joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was the Director of an outpatient DBT clinic and a DBT partial hospitalization program at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Dr. Carmel conducts research on implementing DBT and other evidence-based treatments, and training clinicians in the community to treat suicidal clients. 

Continuing Education:

Evidence-Based Practice Institute (EBPI) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. EBPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. EBPI has allocated 1 hour of continuing education within APA guidelines for this course. After attending the webinar and completing a course evaluation form, a CE certificate will be emailed to the attendee.

EBPI has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6898. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EBPI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. EBPI has allocated 1 CE Hour for this course. After attending the webinar, a CE certificate will be emailed to the attendee.

Note: Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state's regulatory authority to verify if this course meets licensing and/or continuing education requirements. You may also contact our CE department at or by calling 206-455-7934 ext. 81.


Registration Ends on:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018