About Us  ::

TIC (T.I.C.) brings excellence, flexibility, responsiveness, understanding and support to the people and systems we are working with. Within our group, we were among the first to bring DBT out of a research setting and into community mental health, inpatient units, and corrections.  We have worked with all levels of care across the full spectrum of services.  We have applied directly or worked with teams who have applied DBT to all populations including children and adolescents, clients with eating disorders, clients with substance use disorders, long term psychiatric patients including those with active psychosis, veterans, and the military.  We have worked with systems implementing DBT across the continuum of treat services from DBT in a Supermax correctional facility to DBT in schools (as treatment, prevention and education).  We have extensive clinical, research, implementation, training and consulting experience, a wide breadth of knowledge and some of the best of the best doing DBT. 

Within our ranks we have five DBT research therapists or supervisors on DBT RCT’s, the Chairperson of the Work Sample Committee on Linehan’s Board of Certification (DBT-LBC), seven DBT-Linehan Board Certified therapists, three DBT authors and the developer of DBT ACES. We are a group of innovators and trail blazers.  ​


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Comments from some of our customers ::


  • I was particularly impressed with TIC's efforts to fully understand our institution, to create an implementation that ensures that we provide DBT in a valid and reliable way, but also takes into account the special circumstances and issues that are particular to our state hospital. TIC provides a unique and effective approach to training staff in DBT. Reviews from staff who attended the trainings were amongst the highest I have seen. My assessment of TIC is that they provided probably the best training and consultation service I have ever encountered. By every measure, they surpassed my greatest expectations. My greatest appreciation for TIC is for the impact they have had on our patients… we had tried to implement DBT for several years, but was able to do so effectively only after engaging the services of TIC. Individuals who constantly engaged in life threatening behaviors, are now earning discharges and increasing hope. Those who tried to kill themselves are now living safer and more productive lives.  


  • I have worked with Helen and Shari for many years on a wide variety of projects.  They know how to problem solve and creatively support the ultimate goal and mission of the task at hand.  I have watched them navigate extremely complex situations from a dialectical world view while maintaining a commitment to effectiveness.  After working with Helen on a number of implementation projects I felt she consistently provided clarity, knowledge, and expertise.  This is a fun and dedicated group of people. 


  • A few short words can't do justice to Shari's skills as a trainer, motivator, and all round supporter of quality mental health care.  Shari is compassionate, astute, warm, informed, very funny, and simply a brilliant communicator.  She has a rare gift for bringing complex ideas and practices vividly to life in a straight-talking manner.  Shari's extensive and committed experiences as both a trainer, therapist and manager allow for a rich, deeply humane and ultimately practical approach to training - an approach which gets results; Colleagues of mine trained by Shari are nothing short of fired-up by her training, which is translating into a freshly motivated attitude and immediate changes in clinical practice. 


  • This training (Core Clinical Training in DBT©) was head-and-shoulders more effective than the first intensive training I completed (with another training organization). Shari and Annie, you are both fantastic trainers and I look forward to continuing my professional development with you!


  • This training (Core Clinical Training in DBT©) was so great. This has by far been the best training experience I've ever had and I have learned so much about how to do DBT. I definitely recommend others getting supervision from an expert after going through the training as that has really helped me put what I've learned into practice.

Our Mission Statement  ::
To disseminate behaviorally oriented

evidence based treatments and programs, across all ages, settings and levels of care utilizing the fundamentals of

implementation science.