Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part 2: Formulating Effective Treatment Plans for Complex Clients

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part 2: Formulating Effective Treatment Plans for Complex Clients



Event Details

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Dates: Febraury 13 and 14, 2020

Facilitator: Lyndsey Davies, MSW., RSW.

This training is suitable for: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, social workers and direct service workers.

Prerequisite: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part 1: An introduction to essential components workshop or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Components of group and individual treatment workshop.

Description: This course is designed for clinicians who have taken a foundational training in DBT and are familiar with core concepts such as bio-social theory, primary change and acceptance strategies, together with the fundamentals structure of DBT treatment. It will be particularly relevant for clinicians offering individual therapy to clients with emotional dysregulation difficulties and/or behavioral dyscontrol.

This two-day training will  provide a more in-depth understanding of DBT, and will include: 

  •  How to develop a DBT-based case formulation
  • A deeper understanding of the controlling variables of problematic behaviours 
  • Be able to recognize and address secondary targets
  • How to avoid becoming polarized with clients
  • How to coach clients in crisis

This training will also discuss strategies to avoid or decrease therapist burnout, an important focus when working with high-risk, multi-disordered clients. At the end of this two-day training, participants will be familiar with: 

  • Being able to develop a case-conceptualization from a DBT perspective
  • Utilizing specific strategies in order to avoid getting stuck with clients
  • Offering brief 'on the fly' coaching to clients
  • Maintaining personal limits and avoid burnout


  • When

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Friday, February 14, 2020
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1

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