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DBT Skills Training

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$369.00 +HST

COURSE STRUCTURE

This 15-hour, five-module online workshop covers the essential elements on four of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy’s core skills, plus a special module on facilitating effective skills training groups.

ModuleDateTimeCredit*
1Core Skill: MindfulnessFebruary 4, 202209:00 am – 12:15 pm EST3 hours
2Core Skill: Emotion RegulationFebruary 4, 202212:45 pm – 04:00 pm EST3 hours
3Core Skill: Interpersonal EffectivenessFebruary 11, 202209:00 am – 12:15 pm EST3 hours
4Core Skill: Distress ToleranceFebruary 18, 202209:00 am – 12:15 pm EST3 hours
5Effective Skills Training GroupsFebruary 25, 202209:00 am – 12:15 pm EST3 hours

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

Download Workshop Outline

This 15-hour, five-module online workshop covers the essential elements on four of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy’s core skills, plus a special module on facilitating effective skills training groups. Participants will have the opportunity to practice individual skills during each training module and learn through lecture, role-plays, and discussions that illustrate specific teaching points.  In addition to learning the skills above, participants will be encouraged to integrate these core skills into their weekly practice, through reflective tasks assigned outside of class and participation in discussions both in class and online.After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Justify the effectiveness of skills training in the broader context of comprehensive DBT
  • Reflect on how each of the four DBT skills can be integrated into clinical practice
  • Employ effective methods to promote skill acquisition and manage any objection or reluctance
  • Implement structural strategies in DBT skills training and group session delivery

Prerequisites: completion of OPTI DBT Foundations Workshop or basic DBT therapy experience required.

This workshop targets health care professionals with basic knowledge of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), specifically those 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.


Dr. Krystle Martin is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her focus in private practice is divided between clients who struggle with emotion dysregulation (mainly those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder) and individuals who have experienced a workplace trauma (mostly first responders). She regularly provides training and supervision for clinicians in the delivery of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Dr. Martin consults for the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) about employee mental health. In addition to providing critical incident stress support, she regularly teaches in their police training centre about mental wellness, resilience, trauma, and de-escalation. She also works at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences as a Research Scientist and is a graduate faculty member of Ontario Tech University and York University where she currently supervises graduate students.

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.