​​​​2018 Conference Agenda
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Daphna Peterson

Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI)
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician
Daphna received her master’s degree in social work from
Portland State University and is a licensed clinical social
worker in the state of Oregon. Prior to her joining Portland
DBT Institute (PDBTI) she spent several years providing
intensive, community-based counseling for families in crisis,
counseling at-risk youth and teaching at a therapeutic
preschool, both at home and abroad. Since joining PDBTI in
2012, Daphna has attempted to satiate her unyielding desire
to learn DBT by attending several trainings with DBT experts
including Marsha Linehan, PhD, Jennifer Sayers, PhD, Linda
Dimeff, PhD, Kelly Koerner, PhD, Charles Swenson, PhD,
MD, Alan Fruzzetti, PhD. Trainings include but not limited to:
10-day DBT Intensive Training, DBT Advanced Intensive
Training, DBT with Family and Couples, and Mindfulness with
Marsha Linehan, PhD. At PDBTI Daphna is currently on the
Trauma Team where she is implementing Melanie Harned’s
trauma treatment, Prolonged-Exposure after having spent
more than three years on the Teen and Family Team.
Daphna is also on the training team at PDBTI and leads DBT
trainings ranging from local workshops to 1- and 2- day DBT
trainings. She especially likes to provide DBT consultation to
clinical groups in the community. In these varied positions
she is able to focus on increasing her own adherence to DBT
as well as spreading her passion of DBT to interested clients
and clinicians alike who are wanting to increase their
knowledge base, effectiveness and improve the quality of
their lives.