Integrating ACT and DBT for Clients at Risk for Suicide     


November 10, 2023 1:00pm-3:00pm PST

w/ Amy House, PhD


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About The Workshop

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) both share an orientation toward mindfulness, acceptance, and behavior change. DBT has strong evidence for its effectiveness with suicidal clients. Contextual behavioral approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can enhance therapy effectiveness by increasing flexibility in processes implicated in suicide risk. This workshop will address how to assess and conceptualize suicide risk from a contextual behavioral perspective, and how DBT and ACT can be integrated to intervene effectively with clients at-risk for suicide. The workshop will include case examples and experiential practices. 

Meet Your Instructor

Amy House, Ph.D.

Amy House, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Health Behavior at Augusta University Medical College of Georgia. She has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of borderline personality disorder and traumatic stress, and she has a passion for helping people who struggle with severe emotion dysregulation, suicidality, and self-harm behaviors. She also has particular interests in mindfulness, burnout prevention, and women's mental health. She is dedicated to training others in evidence-based psychotherapy, and specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is director of the Augusta DBT Program and has facilitated peer consultation groups for both ACT and DBT for many years. 

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for up-and-coming professionals

  • Access to exclusive online event with Amy House, PhD
  • Free Access to Portland Psychotherapy Community Resources
  • Must be enrolled in accredited study program

Professionals (w/ CE Certificate)


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  • Access to exclusive online event with Amy House, PhD
  • Continuing Education Certificate
  • Free Access to Portland Psychotherapy Community Resources



Therapists at any level of expertise (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.) working with adults in outpatient settings who would like to learn more about integrating ACT and DBT when working with clients at risk for suicide. It will be helpful to have some knowledge of DBT and ACT; however, those new to these models are also welcome. 




  1. Describe a contextual behavioral framework for understanding suicidality.  
  2. Apply chain analysis to understanding suicidal behavior  
  3. Describe a contextual behavioral approach to developing crisis coping plans.  


Registration is online. Presentations will be recorded and sent to anyone who registers for the event.



We reserve a number of partial scholarships for potential attendees who could not otherwise afford to come. We give particular priority to those who would add diverse and underrepresented voices to our field. To submit an application, please click here.


Portland Psychology Clinic, Research & Training Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Portland Psychotherapy, Clinic, Research & Training Center maintains responsibility for all programs and content.

This workshop grants 2 CE credits for therapists with the purchase of Professionals with CE Certificate ticket and live attendance of the entire workshop. Credit will not be given for only watching the recording.


Refund/cancellation policy:

We charge a $15 administration fee for cancellations made more than one week before the training event. For cancellations within one week of the training event, we will refund 50% of the tuition. Alternately, participants may elect to apply 100% of their tuition to a future training event. No refunds will be given after training events.

 Special Accommodations :

Please contact us if you need accommodations to enable you to fully participate in the workshop. We will work with you and do our best to find a way to ensure your participation.

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