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Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT): An introduction to essential components

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Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT): An introduction to essential components

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT): An introduction to essential components

Presented by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute

Live webinar: July 8 and 15, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
Facilitator: Lyndsey Davies, MSW, RSW

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is an intensive outpatient therapy developed by Marsha Linehan to treat chronically suicidal clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Adaptations of DBT have also been successful in treating clients with addictions, eating disorders and other complex problems.

Working with clients who experience these difficulties is extremely challenging for mental health and direct service professionals. DBT has proven to be effective in reducing suicidal, self-harm and other impulsive behaviours. It also helpful in increasing client engagement in therapy. DBT blends cognitive behavioural therapy with acceptance-based strategies stemming from Zen philosophy. A primary therapeutic task is to balance acceptance of the client with a focus on change.

This introductory training is for clinicians who would like to utilize DBT in either group or individual settings with clients. Participants will learn the theoretical underpinnings of DBT. Examine the aspects of the individual component of DBT. They will also gain skills from each of the four modules taught in DBT skills groups. Such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

Registration fee: $500. Student and group rates are available. Use promo code DBT20 and SAVE 20%.

For full program overview and registration details please visit:

Continuing Education (CE) information: 12 CE hours

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute has approval from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for participants of our programming to apply the number of CE hours earned in the program towards their continuing education hours.

Other licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance at their own discretion; participants will need to submit the course outline and certificate for their consideration.

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