Events for Mental Health Professionals

We will be hosting a three-day DBT Skills workshop, July 12th – 14th, 2017 in Vancouver. This workshop is designed for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, high school counsellors, nurses, etc.) looking to expand their clinical repertoire by learning many of the core skills commonly taught in DBT. For more information and to register, visit:

If you would like to receive notifications on upcoming workshops and classes, please visit our Professional Development page for more details and to sign up for our list serve.

 Advanced DBT Skills Group

We are running an Advanced DBT Skills Group for those clients that have completed one cycle of the core DBT skills. Because it is an advanced skills training group, the assumption is that group members have at least a basic understanding of the core DBT skills and want to increase their ability to act effectively through additional skills training. One cycle of the advanced DBT skills group is 17 weeks long.

The advanced skills training group is less structured than the core DBT skills training group. Because group members have some familiarity with the core DBT skills, they are able to have input into what elements of skills training they want to focus on. The advanced skills training group will review some of the core DBT skills (e.g., mindfulness) and expand on some material (e.g., mindfulness, interpersonal skills) that is not usually covered in the 26-week cycle of core DBT skills (e.g., walking the middle path, behaviour change strategies).

The group runs Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

For more information, please call 604-569-1156.

Events for Loved Ones and Family Members

There are no events scheduled for Loved Ones and Family Members. For more information about alternative resources, visit our Family & Loved Ones page.

Staff Announcements

We are pleased to announce that as of September 1st, Dr. Alexander L. Chapman was promoted to full professor at Simon Fraser University (SFU). In addition, Dr. Chapman was  awarded a grant to study Non-Suicidal Self-Injury. For more information, please visit the SFU website.