Course Description

Linda Dimeff, Ph.D. will conclude the Employment Matters! series by reviewing highlights, synthesizing key points that emerged across the talks, and offering up clinical and program recommendations for optimizing DBT and improving clinical outcomes. Specifically, she’ll summarize key findings from DBT clinical trials reviewed by Dr. McMain about the role of employment in improving BPD patient outcomes and lessons learned from schizophrenia research described by Dr. Glynn, highlighting lessons we can apply in our own work with BPD patients. She’ll review the important function of work in helping BPD/SUD patients get off and stay off drugs and the role of the DBT therapist. And she’ll describe key themes from Dr. Witterholt’s Fireside Chat and from Drs. Comtois’ and Carmel’s DBT-ACES. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • List three take-aways about the importance of employment for people with BPD.

  • Describe three clinical strategies to facilitate employment.

  • Identify three programmatic considerations in building a DBT program that supports 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.


Linda Dimeff, PhD, joins the Evidence-Based Practice Institute, LLC as Research Director after previously serving as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President at BTECH Research, Inc. Linda’s primary areas of interest involve designing, building, and evaluating innovative technology-based solutions to disseminate evidence-based therapies. Trained, supervised, and mentored by Marsha Linehan, Linda is a DBT expert clinician, consultant, and supervisor with specialty expertise in DBT for Substance Abusers as well as other evidence-based behavioral therapies. Linda is the 2011 recipient of the ISITDBT Cindy J. Sanderson Outstanding Educator Award. She is a standing member of the Mental Health Services Research grant review committee for the National Institute of Mental Health and is Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington. Linda has received over 20 federal grants to facilitate the dissemination of evidence-based therapies and has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications. She is the first author of Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention College Students and the primary editor of DBT in Clinical Practice.  

Continuing Education:

The 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, 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:
Sunday, November 11, 2018