The DBT Skills: A Three Day Training – Vancouver
Presented by: Alexander L. Chapman, Ph.D., R.Psych., and John Wagner, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Dates: Wednesday – Friday, June 20th – 22nd, 2018
Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM each day
Location: C680 HSBC Hall 800 Robson St Vancouver BC (Downtown Vancouver)
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About the Workshop
The skills taught in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) contain an array of strategies designed to help people struggling in life lead happier and more productive lives. The most widely researched treatment for problems characteristic of Borderline Personality Disorder (including recurrent suicidal and self-harming behaviours), DBT teaches a variety of concrete skills for helping people be more mindful, better tolerate distress, improve interpersonal relationships, and effectively manage emotions. These skills are increasingly being used to assist people also struggling with a variety of other mental health problems, including substance abuse, eating disorders, and treatment resistant depression.
This 3 day training will cover the majority of the skills taught in DBT skills groups and can be used with clients both individually and in group settings. Using a variety of teaching strategies, including didactics, video and audio clips, role-plays, and experiential exercises, this workshop will provide mental health professionals with an assortment of skills they can use in better assisting their clients.
More specifically, this 3 day training will cover the following sets of skills–
Mindfulness: • What is mindfulness? • The states of mind • Observe, describe & participate • Non-judgmental, one-mindful & effective
Distress Tolerance • Crisis survival skills • Pros & cons • Radical acceptance • Willingness vs willfulness • Mindfulness of current thought
Emotion Regulation: • What good are emotions • Model for describing emotions • Problem-solving • Opposite action • Reducing vulnerability to negative emotions • Mindfulness of current emotion
Interpersonal Effectiveness: • Priorities in interpersonal relationships • Intensity for asking/saying no • DEAR MAN
• GIVE • FAST
Who Should Attend
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.
- Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT skills training manual. New York: Guilford.
About the Presenters
Alexander L. Chapman, Ph.D., R. Psych., is the President of the DBT Centre, Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as a DBT-Linehan Board Certified DBT Clinician™.
He completed a post-doctoral fellowship working with Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT, and was among the first cohort of certified DBT clinicians by the Linehan Board of Certification. He regularly consults with mental health providers working with complex psychological problems and has provided workshops across Canada and the US. Full bio.
John Wagner, Ph.D., R. Psych., the Director of the DBT Centre of Vancouver, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, as well as a DBT-Linehan Board Certified DBT Clinician™.
He completed a post-doctoral fellowship working with Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT, and was among the first cohort of certified DBT clinicians by the Linehan Board of Certification. He regularly consults with mental health providers working with complex psychological problems and has provided workshops across Canada. Full bio.
The DBT Centre of Vancouver is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The DBT Centre of Vancouver maintains responsibility for the program as a provider of continuing education (CE) activities. This workshop is eligible for 18 CE credits.
Accommodations and Travel
Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodations to and within Vancouver. UBC Robson Square is located in downtown Vancouver and is close to public transportation hubs, including Skytrain, and the Canada Line. For more information about accommodations, visit www.tourismvancouver.com; information on public transportation is at www.translink.ca.
The DBT Centre of Vancouver will provide refunds up to 14 days prior to a scheduled workshop and are subject to a $75 admin fee. Refunds will not be provided after June 6th.
Register now as our workshops sell out. Early bird pricing in effect until May 15th, 2018.
All prices include GST.
Registration is not available at the door.
Workshop fees include: workshop handouts and slides, morning and afternoon snack, plus letter of attendance. Participants are responsible for their own lunch.
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