This online course is on-demand.
Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until May 3, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Registration will close on April 26, 2023.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective form of treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). However, many of these individuals have rarely developed life skills to build a proactive and responsive life versus a defensive and reactive one. Dr. Eboni Webb will introduce a holistic approach to treatment and will expand on key concepts including skills acquisition, daily practice, and generalization. These skills are critical for our clients to develop an effective interdependent adult life. Dr. Webb will provide a brief discussion of DBT and its relationship to the Biosocial model, the neurological impact of trauma on the developing brain and how to address specific diagnoses via the skills. She will discuss the importance of integrating DBT skills at the earliest point of treatment and utilizing skills as a foundation for life.
Neurobiological Building Blocks
- Why DBT skills?
- Trauma and Development
- The benefit of top-down and bottom-up process learning
Creating the Learning Container
- Importance of skills as a form of self-advocacy and consultation
- Setting up a group
- Establishing safety
- Making the environment conducive for learning
The Foundational Skills: Mindfulness & Dialectics
- Dialectical skills framework
- States of Mind
- WHAT skills
- HOW skills
Naming to Tame: Emotion Regulation
- How emotions work in the body
- 10 Universal emotions
- Emotion action decision tree
- Opposite action
- Caring for the body
- Resourcing the body with positive experiences and building mastery
Thriving in a Crisis: Distress Tolerance & Self-Compassion
- Grounding: Self-Soothe
- Skillful Distractions: ACCEPTS
- Crisis Integration: IMPROVE
- Pros and Cons
- Radical Acceptance
- Letting go of toxic shame in a crisis: Self-Compassion
Connection in Community: Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Wired for connection
- FAST skills
- GIVE skills
- Validation (Self & Others)
- Prioritizing Self and Others
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.
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