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DBT Foundations

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COURSE STRUCTURE

This 12-hour, online workshop provides a foundational overview of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. It will cover the fundamentals of DBT, explaining the DBT biosocial theory and how to competently structure DBT sessions and also explore core treatment strategies for managing difficult behaviours and avoiding therapeutic impasses.

ModuleDateTimeCredit*
1BPD: DBT’s Basis & Biosocial ModelJanuary 21, 2022 (Fri)1:00pm – 4:15pm EST3 hours
2Treatment Structures & DialecticsJanuary 22, 2022 (Sat)1:00pm – 4:15pm EST3 hours
3Contingency ManagementJanuary 28, 2022 (Fri)1:00pm – 4:15pm EST3 hours
4An Introduction to DBT SkillsJanuary 29, 2022 (Sat)1:00pm – 4:15pm EST3 hours

*Total continuing education credits for this course are equal to 12 hours.
Each 3-hour session includes a 15-minute break.

Download Workshop Outline

This 12-hour, online workshop provides a foundational overview of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. It will cover the fundamentals of DBT, explaining the DBT biosocial theory and how to competently structure DBT sessions and also explore core treatment strategies for managing difficult behaviours and avoiding therapeutic impasses. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills in the workshop and learn through lecture, role-plays, and discussions that illustrate specific teaching points.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize criteria for borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation
  • Explain the biosocial model and use validation effectively
  • Identify key elements of a behavioural analysis and define specific treatment targets
  • Reinforce adaptive client behaviours and extinguish maladaptive ones
  • Differentiate between DBT’s four skills modules and understand their role in training

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This foundational workshop targets health care professionals with basic therapy experience or knowledge of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), specifically those who are interested in learning how to implement DBT either as an adjunct to other treatment approaches, or within a broader healthcare context.

Dr. Lisa Burckell is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician™ who received her Ph.D. in 2007 from Stony Brook University and completed both a predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship in the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario. She joined the Borderline Personality Disorder Service at St. Joe’s in 2009 to head up the implementation of outpatient Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Dr. Burckell left St. Joe’s in 2018 to focus on her private practice, DBT Hamilton, that she founded in 2016. At DBT Hamilton, she conducts individual and group DBT therapy and psychological assessments, supervises learners, and provides consultation to other DBT programs. Dr. Burckell has published peer-reviewed journal articles and has made several presentations at international scientific meetings. Dr. Burckell’s research focuses on therapeutic processes and outcome in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Additionally, her research focuses on the evaluation of treatment for PTSD among individuals with co-occurring BPD and PTSD, and the influence of shame and self-compassion on the treatment outcomes for individuals participating in DBT.

COURSE MATERIALS

Participants are advised to attend with the following reading:

Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT® Skills Training Manual. Guilford Press.

Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets. Guilford Press.

Koerner, K. (2012). Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide. Guilford Press.

MODE OF DELIVERY

To assure confidentiality and privacy for the workshop presentation, we use the online virtual training platform ZOOM 5.0 for health care which is PIPEDA & PHIPA compliant.