DBT Path Online Course Frequently Asked Questions

The DBT Path course features exclusive live recorded online classes and recordings.

We offer live, weekly 60-minute classes, entirely online.
Course content is delivered by enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors, so you’re engaged and not bored.

You won’t be bombarded with tons of extraneous, overwhelming, distracting materials: you’re here to learn skills, and that’s what you’re going to get.

Our lesson content is not limited to DBT skills but includes lessons that cover helpful information from other modalities, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), lessons on Neuroscience and supporting your nervous system, somatics, intergenerational trauma and healing and so much more, equipping you with a toolbox of helpful skills to build the life you want.
You can ask questions each week in real-time by typing into a chat box or by submitting it on our Weekly Q&A thread in our Private Study Hall forum.
You can submit your homework each week for feedback.
Class is recorded, so if you live in a time zone that makes it difficult to attend, or if you have to work or have other life obligations, you can listen to the class each week when it is convenient for you.

Your class leaders truly understand. 

Our classes are co-facilitated by Debbie DeMarco Bennett, BSc., CLC a peer in recovery from BPD who is also a certified life coach with personal and professional DBT experience, (Debbie leads by example. She’s been there!) and Kathryn Holt, LCSW, MA, PhD in process, a compassionate, licensed, Columbia University trained DBT therapist. Kathryn has extensive DBT experience and practices the skills in her own life.

We have been offering online DBT-informed psychoeducational courses since 2013.

No. Our classes are psychoeducational, not therapy or counseling. You do not need to have any formal diagnosis, BPD or otherwise, to attend and potentially benefit from the courses at DBT Path. Although Debbie often draws connections between the skills and BPD/being an emotionally sensitive person, that’s just because that’s her personal story.

Kathyrn and Debbie are really good at helping to address issues of concern for those studying the skills who have a different journey, such as depression, bipolar, PTSD, and eating issues. While we don’t provide therapy, we do teach the skills so that anyone can apply them in their lives as they make sense for them.

CLASS FORMAT

  • Each week we meet for 60 minutes on Mondays at 4 pm PST.
  • At 3:30 pm, the classroom opens for an optional pre-class chat with your peers and fellow students around the globe.
  • You will hear your instructors leading the class and see the course content (PowerPoint) on-screen.

INTERNET & DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

  • Please have a reliable internet connection. (Ethernet/hardwired internet is best. In the least, we recommend having access to fast wifi.)
  • Laptops are best. Some students like to use their tablets or smartphones. Whenever possible, please use Chrome browser for the best experience when accessing the class and course materials.
  • You will NOT need to turn your cam or mic on during class.

Many students have other commitments that prevent them from regularly attending the online classes live/in real-time (at 4 pm Pacific/Los Angeles on Mondays) due to work schedules, school, family commitments, or because they are in a different time zone, such as in the UK or Australia.

For your convenience, classes are recorded and may be listened to at your leisure so you can stay caught up at your pace. Some students choose to take the course entirely by recording.

No, we no longer use a Facebook Group as part of our program.  Instead, we provide access to a secure, private, encrypted forum for class participation.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets  By Dr. Marsha Linehan

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook By Matthew McKay

RECOMMENDED (NOT REQUIRED) TEXTS:

Additional recommended books as supplemental reading during the course:

Stronger Than BPD (written by your course instructor!)

Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder By Aguiree and Galen

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TUTION OPTIONS

  • Month-to-Month
    • $222 per month
  • 3 Payment Segment
    • $584 every 3 months  (Save $82!)
  • Pay Full Tuition in Advance
    • $1498 (Save $500!)

Some students tell us that they have needed to stretch their budget in order to attend our courses because they realized they couldn’t afford not to study and practice these skills another day. Their lives begin to change, and the investment has been worth it. Hear their stories on our student testimonials page.

No, we do not directly accept insurance for payment.

However, you may contact your physician or psychiatrist to obtain a Letter of Medical Necessity for BPD/DBT health-related classes.

Once obtained, contact your health insurance provider, Health Savings Account, or Flexible Spending Account administrator to see if this will allow you to be reimbursed for your tuition costs.

If the program is not right for you, you may cancel at any time for any reason by contacting us and asking us to drop you from the course.

Please note that there are no refunds for any tuition already paid.

The length of the full program is 9 months* broken down into three sections or modules.

Months 1 – 3
Distress Tolerance {includes Mindfulness component}

Months 4 – 6 
Emotion Regulation {includes Mindfulness component}

Months 7 – 9 
Interpersonal Effectiveness {includes Mindfulness component}

*Many students choose to remain continuously enrolled and repeat the modules to stay in community and to have a weekly foundation for staying in practice with the skills.

DBT PATH WEBINARS

Still not sure if you want to move forward? Take the time to view these past webinars* to get a feel for the course.

*Please note that we no longer use a Facebook Group as part of our program.  Instead, we provide access to a secure, private, encrypted forum for class participation.  Also, pricing may have changed since the webinar you are viewing. The most current tuition pricing for our course can be found on our classes page.


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