DBT Skills Training

New! Filmed Spring 2020

Presented by Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW

On-Demand | Available Now

$449.00

12 Hours  |  Pre-approved for 12 CEUs

Description

This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until April 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on March 1, 2021. 


Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a treatment originally designed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). In recent years it has been increasingly used to treat many other disorders because of its usefulness in treating clients unable to manage emotions.

Following an introduction to DBT theory and how this treatment differs from traditional cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Sheri Van Dijk will discuss how DBT can be applied to working with clients facing a broad range of conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, in which emotion dysregulation plays a key role.

Through lecture and experiential exercises, you will explore the four modules of DBT skills (Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) and learn how to teach these skills to your clients. You will learn how to format DBT sessions to provide the structure your dysregulated clients need.

In addition, Sheri will introduce DBT strategies to help foster the therapeutic relationship, maximize therapeutic gains, and reduce the likelihood of therapist burnout.


Online Course Format

  • 12 Hour Online Training 
  • 12 CEUs
  • Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.

  • Background of DBT
  • The DBT Model, Research, Adapting DBT, DBT for Other Diagnoses Biosocial Theory of BPD
  • Dialectics, Validation & Other Dialectical Strategies
  • Behaviour Theory & Contingency Management
  • Behaviour Tracking Sheet
  • Limit-setting
  • Behavioural Analysis Exercise
  • DBT Skills: Mindfulness & How to Teach It
  • Core Mindfulness Skills
  • Finish off Core Mindfulness Skills
  • Introduction to Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Complete Discussion of Emotions Regulation Skills
  • Introduce Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • Finish IE Skills
  • Introduce Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Finish DT Skills
  • Pro’s and Con’s exercise
  • Radical Acceptance
  • Willingness vs. Wilfulness
  • Solution Analysis
  • How to teach your clients the four sets of DBT skills to help them get through crisis situations without making the situation worse; to manage their emotions more effectively; and to develop and maintain healthier relationships
  • How to apply DBT skills to a range of psychiatric illnesses and other problems of daily living (e.g. low self-esteem, difficulties managing anger)
  • Dialectical strategies to address clients who are “stuck” in therapy, resulting in inertia or unhealthy mechanisms of escape and avoidance, and how these strategies can lead to transformational healing
  • Tools such as the Tracking Sheet and the Behavioural Analysis to increase structure in sessions and to help clients move toward change
  • Behaviour Theory techniques to help clients understand what might be maintaining their problem behaviours and to get unstuck from these ingrained patterns
  • Skills to help you improve your own sense of efficacy in therapy, and reduce the likelihood of therapist burnout

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, is a Social Worker, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been working in the mental health field since 2000, most of which she has spent both in private practice and at Southlake Regional Health Centre, working with clients with severe mental health problems. Sheri has had extensive training in mindfulness, DBT and CBT, and has been running DBT-informed groups since 2004.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$449.00N/A

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