3-Day DBT Intensive

Presented by Charles Jacob, Ph.D.

Live Streaming June 12 - 14, 2024


18 Hours  |   Pre-approved for CEU’s


This conference will be live streaming from Richmond, BC to online participants on June 12 – 14, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT (Vancouver, BC)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until July 15, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 3 – 5 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on June 11, 2024. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a practical approach to therapy that provides myriad skills, techniques, and strategies to help clients learn to manage overwhelming emotions. This intensive seminar will provide a detailed review of DBT as it applies to individuals working as clinicians – counselors, psychologists, social workers, etc. – in private practice, community mental health, or myriad other healthcare settings. Seminar content will include an overview of DBT in general, strategies for establishing a DBT treatment program for clients that meet the criteria for borderline personality disorder, and practical tips for integrating DBT skills into individual sessions.

  • Learn DBT principles and strategies
  • Learn the basics of directive strategies and models in psychotherapy
  • Explore basic clinical skills related to emotion regulation

Day One

  • Basics of Personality Disorders
  • Basics of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • DBT Basics
    • DBT History
    • Basics of Interventions and Skills
    • Dialectics
    • Hierarchy and Stages of Treatment
    • Behavioral Psych Basics
  • Essential Elements of DBT

Day Two

  • Basics of DBT Skills
    • Mindfulness Basics
    • Opposite Action
    • Problem Solving
    • Basics of Distress Tolerance
  • “Tying it All Together”
  • Making DBT Evidence-Based Practice
  • The Process of Therapy (Structure of Individual and Group)

Day Three 

  • DBT Skills
    • Dialectics
    • Distress Tolerance
    • Emotion Regulation
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness
    • Acronyms, Acronyms, and more Acronyms!
  • Unique Approaches
    • Diary Cards
    • Behavior and Solution Analysis
    • Irreverence
    • Consultation Groups
  • Basics of Self-Directed Violence
  • Safety and Suicide Assessment
  • Attendees will review the basics of DBT principles and its development as an approach to treating borderline personality disorder
  • Attendees will examine basics of mindfulness, mood regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills in dialectical behavior therapy
  • Attendees will explore dissemination of DBT skills connected to boerderline personality disorder as well as mental health concerns often addressed in psychotherapy

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.

Jacob is a psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience conducting and overseeing the delivery of mental health services to individuals with severe mood and personality disorders as well as their families. He is past president of the Pennsylvania branch of the American Counseling Association and has been training mental health clinicians for over a decade.

In addition to training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, Dr. Jacob is an expert in Cognitive Therapy and a highly regarded clinician and scholar. He is a recipient of PCA’s David W. Hall Advocacy Award, and has been a featured interview in Counseling Today as well as NPR’s The Pulse.

Dr. Jacob is a Senior Research Associate with a consulting firm based out of Washington, DC (CalcoCG), as well as a Fulbright Specialist with the United States Cultural Exchange Program (2019-2024). He received his PhD (CES) from The Pennsylvania State University and completed a year of additional training at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$669.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Group rates and student rates are available. Please contact webinars@jackhirose.com for more information.

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits