DBT Skills Training (Test Course)

$369.00 +HST

Fridays in February (Feb 4, 11, 18, 25)

15 hours (5 Modules x 3 hours each)

Dr. Krystle Martin, PhD, CPsych [bio]

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a broad-based cognitive behavioural approach specifically developed for the treatment of individuals who struggle with severe emotion and behaviour dysregulation. DBT’s skill modules are empirically supported and have been found to help clients increase effective coping behaviours. In contrast to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Courses (Parts 1 & 2) which focus on the application of comprehensive DBT, this two-day course will cover the essential elements of DBT’s core skills including: (1) Mindfulness; (2) Distress Tolerance; (3) Emotion Regulation;  and (4) Interpersonal Effectiveness. In addition to learning about each of the skills, participants will learn how to teach and strengthen skills, deal with objections to skills acquisition or use, incorporate skills into individual sessions, and structure skills training groups. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills in the workshop and learn through lecture, role-plays, and discussion to illustrate teaching points. This workshop is developed for health care professionals with and without knowledge of DBT. It is designed for individuals who are interested in learning how to implement DBT skills training either as an adjunct to other treatment approaches or within the context of a comprehensive DBT program.

Prerequisites:  DBT Foundations or basic DBT knowledge

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