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Event Name

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Calming the Emotional Storm
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Mission Empowerment

Date and Time

Thu Oct 27 to Fri Oct 28, 2016 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


552 Ontario St, Stratford, ON

Event Description

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a treatment originally designed to treat borderline personality disorder, but it is increasingly being used to treat clients experiencing emotion dysregulation related to mood and anxiety disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder, general
anxiety disorder, OCD).

In this interactive workshop, DBT expert Sheri Van Dijk will teach the four modules of skills taught in DBT (Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance,Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness). You will learn how to format DBT sessions to provide the structure your dysregulated clients need. You will also have the opportunity to view video of real sessions as Sheri
works with clients using DBT to treat a variety of problems related to emotion dysregulation.

You will learn:
 How to teach your clients the four sets of DBT skills to help them manage
their emotions more effectively
 How to apply DBT skills to a range of problems and psychiatric illnesses
 Dialectical strategies to address clients who are "stuck" in therapy

Skills to help you improve your own sense of efficacy in therapy, and reduce the likelihood of therapist burnout

About the Presenter
Sheri Van Dijk is a registered social worker, psychotherapist and international speaker with extensive training in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). She is the author of several books including Calming the Emotional Storm, DBT Made Simple, and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder. She is the 2010 recipient of the Canadian Psychiatric Association's R.O. Jones Award for her research using DBT with bipolar disorder. Sheri regularly conducts training sessions for fellow mental health professionals. She also maintains a private practice in Southern Ontario and is on staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

More Info

Download: dbt.pdf


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This event is listed under these topics

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
Learning Disorders
Separation and Divorce
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