Bari K. Platter


Clinical Nurse Specialist
Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR)
University of Colorado Hospital

Bari K Platter is a Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with over thirty years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings. Ms. Platter is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trainer and a certified Crucial Conversations trainer. Additional areas of expertise include Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Competency and Case Management.

She is an internationally recognized speaker/ trainer and is published in the areas of addiction, cultural competency and mental health nursing. Ms. Platter and her co-author, Osvaldo Cabral, MA, LPC, LAC, have published a curriculum (published by Hazelden Publications), Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps (2012). Ms. Platter currently holds a position as a Clinical Associate at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Ms Platter was awarded the Florence Nightingale Award for Innovations in Non-Traditional Practice and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing.