DBT: Beyond the Basics
Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
April 18, 2020
9:00am – 4:00pm
Saint Paul University, Ottawa
Light refreshments served
Overview of Program
You may have been introduced to core concepts of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) through Sheri Van Dijk’s first insightful workshop, Calming the Emotional Storm, and her book of the same title.
In “Beyond the Basics”, clinicians with a basic understanding of DBT will learn to develop increasingly sophisticated and targeted interventions through:
- Exploring how to teach some of the more complex, nuanced DBT skills (e.g. non-judgemental stance, radical acceptance, opposite action) in relation to complex presentations such as bipolar disorder, concurrent disorder, eating disorder and self-harm
- Discussing what to do when your interventions don’t seem to be moving your client forward
- Taking a closer look at the role of the DBT consultation team and putting this approach into practice with small group exercises, as well as through case consultation with the larger group
- Participants are invited to bring case examples and to submit specific issues prior to the workshop after registering. This experiential and collaborative training will help expand your knowledge of DBT strategies and skills through lecture, role play, video analysis of clients and practical exercises.
Sheri Van Dijk is a social worker, in private practice in Newmarket, Ontario. She is the author of several books that teach clients how to use DBT skills for problems with emotion regulation, as well as DBT Made Simple, a book for clinicians in which she aims to make DBT more accessible to mental health professionals.
Sheri is the 2010 recipient of the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s R.O. Jones Award for her research using DBT with bipolar disorder, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders in 2013. While maintaining a private practice with a specialization in DBT and mindfulness practice, she has been presenting extensively on DBT throughout Canada and internationally.
|CCPA 6 CEC’s||CACCF 6 CEU’s|
|This seminar qualifies for 6 CECs for OACCPP members. OACCPP does not endorse or approve this training program or activity.||Approved for 5.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and no hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours).|
Participants are invited to bring case examples and to submit specific issues prior to the workshop after registering. This experiential and collaborative training will help expand your knowledge of DBT strategies and skills through lecture, role play, video analysis of clients and practical exercises.
You will learn —
- How you can apply DBT skills to your own personal and professional life, and how the skills will help to reduce feelings of ineffectiveness and burnout with clients
- How to enhance your skills in validating and being nonjudgmental in order to help your clients learn to tolerate their emotional experiences and move forward
- About a behaviour theory perspective to help you analyze what might be keeping clients stuck
- How to work as part of a DBT consultation team
Register Now to Save Your Seat
- To be eligible for group rate, all 3 registrations must be registered at the same time, and paid with one cheque or credit card number.
- Greater discounts for groups of 10 or more. Contact the team at MAGentix directly.
- For student rate, a valid full-time student ID must be presented.
- Above includes payment by credit card and cheque. Other payment methods.
- Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.
Who is This Training For?
This seminar is for:
- Medical Professionals
- Social Workers
- Youth Workers
- Counsellors and Therapists
- Family Therapists
- School Guidance Counselors
- Addiction Counsellors
- Case Managers
- Other Professionals in the Human Service Sector
- Current students in these related fields
- April 18, 2020 | 9:00am-4:00pm
- Saint-Paul University, 223 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4
- Parking at the University for $11.00/day or public parking nearby.
Publications by Sheri Van Dijk
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder: Using DBT to Regain Control of Your Emotions and Your Life. June, 2009. New Harbinger Publications.
The Bipolar Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Take Charge of Your Life. January, New Harbinger Publications (co-author).
Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens. February, 2011. New Harbinger Publications.
Calming The Emotional Storm: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help You Find Balance In Your Life. 2012. New Harbinger Publications.
DBT Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide to Dialectical Behavior Therapy. 2012. New Harbinger Publications.
Relationship Skills 101 For Teens. 2015. New Harbinger Publications.
Surviving The Emotional Roller Coaster for Teens. (2016). New Harbinger Publications.
The DBT Skills Workbook for Self-harm for Teens (in press). New Harbinger Publications.
A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills in a Psychoeducational Group for Individuals With Bipolar Disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders (March, 2013).
DBT Strategic Planning Meeting Participant at University of Washington, October 3rd – 4th, 2015.