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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Please browse the list below to view my upcoming events. More events are added each month, so check back often!

Interested in a training topic for your mental health staff or employees? Please reach out to Diane to discuss your training needs.


Please Note:

  • All event times are Central Standard Time (CST)

  • CEU STATEMENT: Diane Bigler is an approved CEU provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB). Diane's provider number is 22-007. All of Diane's trainings are guaranteed to be accepted by the BSRB, and likely other state licensing boards as well.

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Eye on Ethics: Ethical Considerations in Suicide Management

Thursday, February 29, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $45

3 Ethics CEU's!

The proper management of suicide risk in clients is one of the most important skills for clinicians to possess. This presentation will highlight common ethical principles that relate to our responsibilities in working with suicidal clients, such as autonomy, confidentiality, and informed consent. Case studies will highlight both ethical and unethical approaches to working with suicidal clients and learners will be encouraged to assess these vignettes. The "Gold Standard" list for ethical suicide care will be presented. Areas such as confidentiality, assisted suicide, and clinician liabilty will be discussed. Learners will reflect on their own training and beliefs around suicide to enhance their ethical practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of three ethical principles related to supporting suicidal clients.

  2. Explain proper ethical and clinical guidelines related to suicide.

  3. Evaluate case studies to identify relevant social work ethics, values, and principles.

  4. Appraise unique suicide case studies and formulate clinical judgments about best practices



DBT is For Everyone:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-BPD Disorders Using DBT-Informed Skills

Friday, March 8, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $90
6 Diagnosis & Treatment CEU's!


Have you wondered if DBT skills could be useful for clients who don't have Borderline Personality Disorder? If so, this is the workshop for you! "DBT-informed" treatment is endorsed by Marsha Linehan for individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma. The DBT model and core tenets will be presented along with the four core skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Each of these skills will be explored in detail by presenting skill concepts, interventions, and relevant case studies. Learners will feel empowered to recognize the value of bringing DBT skills to everyone in a way that encourages mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify fundamental principles and tenets of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

  2. List at least three diagnoses other than BPD that DBT skills can be useful for.

  3. Describe the four core skills modules and name primary functions of each skill.

  4. Explain clinical applications of each skill through case studies and examples.

  5. Name at least two applications of DBT-informed interventions in clinical practice.

  6. Identify evidence-based tools clinicians can use with clients.

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