Incorporating Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Informed Practice Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Families

Incorporating Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Informed Practice Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Families

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Event Details

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Workshop Overview:

Date:  May 1st 2020

Facilitators: Elizabeth Lovrics, MSW, RSW

This training is suitable for: Mental Health Professionals: Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors. Direct Service Workers: Drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers. Mental Health Professional: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers. Educators: Teachers, ECE, school administration, support staff

Description:  This interactive workshop will provide participants with an overview and review of the theories and factors that influences behaviours, such as bio social predispositions, temperament, environment, developmental stages, trauma and mental health issues.  DBT principles, assumptions and key components such as Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulations skills will be introduced through experiential means.  The workshop will provide effective techniques to guide parents to manage problematic behaviours and improve communication through the use of validation, mindfulness, dialectics, collaborative problem solving and setting limits, specifically targeting affect regulation, and tolerating stress.  During the workshop, there will be demonstrations of group formats, skills exercises, videos, role-playing, mindfulness activities and behavioural chain analysis used with parents and their youth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase participant's ability to help parents/guardians understand how their behaviour influences their teens, and acquire strategies to manage their presentation.
  • Participants will learn basic principles of DBT, and how to integrate aspects in their practice effectively including applying chain analysis and commitment strategies in family therapy
  • Participants willa cquire the tools to support parents with their adolescents' intense emotions, anxiety and stress and improve communication using validation 


*​Photography is being used for illustrative purposes only and any person depicted in the content is a model, except where indicated.

  • When

  • Friday, May 1, 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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