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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Part 3

Workshop Description:
This course is designed for clinicians who are interested in making a serious commitment to learning Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. This is a practical, hands on course that is designed to give participants in-depth training in dialectical behavioral therapy through a review of video tapes, skills modeling, role-playing and supervision on cases drawn from trainees own practice. Participants will be expected to prepare and present a case presentation based on their own practice. Participants will be expected to complete homework upon registration to the course. Participants may be asked to audiotape and present a segment from one of their own sessions. The format of the course will entail didactic presentation followed by a presentation for case-based learning opportunities.

Who Should Attend:
This course is for practitioners who have completed the Beginner (Part 1) and Intermediate (Part 2) level training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, or equivalent training experience.

Please include a detailed description of your DBT training with your registration form. Please also confirm that you will be able to provide case material for discussion and supervision.

The training will feature didactic segments followed by small group consultation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to structure treatment competently including establishing clear goals, roles identifying limits of responsibility and treatment time frame.
  • Learn to develop a DBT case formulation
  • Learn to more effectively apply problem solving and validation strategies to address treatment interfering behaviours
  • Learn to effectively consult with and to colleagues
  • Learn to apply a suicide risk protocol
  • Learn to provide DBT-informed support and consultation to fellow therapists.

There is a limit of 16 spaces available for this workshop, so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.

Friday November 20, 2015 from 2:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Saturday November 21, 2015 from 9:00 am — 5:00 pm




Dr. Andrew Ekblad is a clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience in research, application and training other health care providers in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). His previous work includes the development of a suicide risk management protocol for responding to chronically suicidal individuals in hospital emergency departments. He is also 1 of 4 clinicians in Ontario who have been officially certified by Dr. Edna Foa as a supervisor of trainees in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for trauma.

Dr. Ekblad is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at McMaster University and an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo. He regularly trains and supervises a range of health care professionals including those in university, community and hospital settings and leads educational seminars and workshops on BPD and DBT throughout Canada. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University and completed his pre-doctoral internship at CAMH.


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