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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Introduction Course



Description / Learning Objectives

This course provides in-depth training on the implementation of DBT across disorders and settings. It is designed for clinicians who are interested in applying DBT with their patients whether or not they are involved in, or plan to implement, a comprehensive DBT program. 


Topics covered include:


  • Theoretical Basis and Biosocial Theory   
  • Treatment Overview and Goals 
  • Commitment
  • Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance
  • Validation 
  • Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness 
  • Behavioural Analysis
  • Contingency Management​​
  • Overview of Case Formulation
  • Validation and Case Formulation 
  • Problem Solving and Case Formulation 
  • Formulating a Case 
  • Avoiding Polarisation 
  • DBT Skills Coaching Protocol 
  • Responding to Objections to Skills​​​




 This course is designed for mental health professionals  are interested in furthering their knowledge and implementation of DBT. This course is suitable for clinicians working in a variety of treatment settings across diverse patient populations.  


To receive further information please complete the course email update list

DBT course email update list



For more information please contact:

 Sandra Bennett
416-535-8501 x36732

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