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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Skills Training

Presented by: Dr. Krystle Martin, Ph.D., C.Psych.

(On-line Virtual Workshop)

This two-day training will focus on deepening understanding and application of Mindfulness as a skill utilized by both clients and clinicians in contemporary psycho-social interventions such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Mindfulness is considered the “core” of DBT, the skill that is needed to effectively employ any other skill. Research suggests that Mindfulness training may improve an individual’s ability to both pay attention and regulate emotions. Some leading experts have suggested that Mindfulness is a “mechanism of change” or essential active ingredient in interventions such as DBT. Therefore, a sophisticated understanding of Mindfulness is considered especially valuable for practitioners attempting to apply interventions such as DBT and ACT. The historical roots of mindfulness as a cultural and religious construct will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Following the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Precisely define both what Mindfulness is and what Mindfulness is not.
  • Link Mindfulness skills to other common DBT skills (e.g., Radical Acceptance).
  • Teach Mindfulness experientially using a variety of exercises.
  • Know the essential ingredients of a Mindfulness exercise so that attending clinicians will then be able to create
    their own Mindfulness exercises after the workshop.
  • Use Mindfulness as a skill for the clinician her or himself in order to improve attention and effectiveness during
    the therapeutic encounter.

Understand some of the historical roots of Mindfulness as a clinical as well as historical and religious concept.

About The Presenter

Dr. Krystle Martin

Dr. Krystle Martin

Ph.D., C.Psych. Psychologist/Instructor

Dr. Krystle Martin is a clinical and forensic psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Martin received comprehensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) during her doctoral internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) under Dr. Shelley McMain in... Read More

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Skills Training

Presented by: Dr. Krystle Martin, Ph.D., C.Psych. Regular $394.37 ($349 + HST) Early Bird * $371.77 ($329 + HST) Group Rate ** $383.07 ($339 + HST) Student Rate *** $276.85 ($245 + HST)
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DBT: Part 1 – March 27 & 28, 2020
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Note: All prices are in Canadian dollars and include HST (13%).

*To receive the Early Bird rate, you must register for the workshop one month prior to workshop.

**Group rate applies to single registration via mail or fax of three of more individuals; online registration not available for this rate.

*** To receive the Student rate, you must provide a photocopy of your student card from an accredited academic institution when registering. Must register directly with office online registration not available for this rate.