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The DBT Centre of Vancouver is pleased to offer a variety of workshops to mental health professionals and is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association as a provider of continuing education activities. We typically sponsor 2 full-day workshops a year on DBT related topics here in Vancouver (one in the spring and one in the fall) and also regularly provide workshops to organizations across Canada.
For a list of organizations we have worked with, workshop evaluations and testimonials, please click here.
Provided below is a list of some of our commonly presented topics. We also regularly tailor our trainings to best meet your organizations needs (whether it be a 1, 3, or 5 day training). Contact us at email@example.com or 604-569-1156 regarding scheduling and fees.
Customized & Multi-Day Workshops
We can build and facilitate workshops to address your agency’s needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-569-1156 regarding scheduling and fees.
Introduction to DBT – This workshop typically ranges from 1 to 5 days depending on your organizations previous exposure to DBT and training goals. Common topics covered include important theory (such as dialectics), assessment techniques (such as chain analysis), change based strategies (such as emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills), and acceptance based strategies (such as mindfulness and distress tolerance).
Mindfulness & Emotional Regulation Skills – This workshop examines the role of mindfulness and emotion regulation in treating multi-diagnostic clients (such as those with borderline personality disorder), with special attention devoted to the use of mindfulness and emotional regulation strategies regularly used in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Strategies in Dealing with Therapy-Interfering Behaviour – This workshop provides clinicians with well-established practices for addressing therapy interfering behaviours often encountered in work with multi-problem clients, such as failure to complete homework, anger outbursts, and a variety of other behaviours that can make treatment quite challenging.
Assessment of Suicide Risk – This workshop is designed to provide mental health clinicians with evidence-based methods for effectively assessing a client’s risk of suicide. We provide step-by-step procedures you can use to determine your client’s level of risk and help you in responding more effectively.
Borderline Personality Disorder: Theory, Research, and Treatment – Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the most challenging psychological disorders to understand and treat. This workshop covers the latest scientific information on the causes, symptoms, course, and available treatments for BPD. In addition, we also cover factors to consider when a clinician assesses for the presence of BPD, as well as some useful treatment strategies.
Assessing and Treating Self-Injury – This workshop provides clinicians with specific methods for evaluating and treating self-injury. Topics to be covered include: the etiology of self-injury, assessing severity and risk, and strategies to help clients stop self-harming and prevent relapse.