Mastering Emotional Wellness: Integrating DBT Skills With Your Practice with Sheri Van Dijk

Live Broadcast Date(s) & Time(s)*:

April 4-5, 2024 • 1:00 – 4:15 pm ET each day
April 11-12, 2024 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET each day
April 25-26, 2024 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET each day

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Early Bird registration ends March 21, 2024.

*Price shown in CAD. USD equivalent is $439 $351.

Enhance your therapeutic toolkit with this comprehensive workshop on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) led by renowned expert Sheri Van Dijk, MSW.

Originally developed for borderline personality disorder, DBT has gained prominence for its effectiveness in addressing emotional dysregulation across various conditions.

Sheri will delve into the foundational principles of DBT, distinguishing it from traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Beyond theoretical understanding, participants will engage in practical applications, discovering how DBT techniques can be seamlessly integrated into their practice for clients dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other emotion dysregulation-related challenges.

Through a dynamic blend of insightful lectures and experiential exercises, attendees will master the four essential modules of DBT skills—Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Gain the expertise to not only grasp these skills personally but also effectively impart them to your clients, fostering emotional well-being and resilience.

This workshop goes beyond the basics, guiding participants in structuring DBT sessions to provide the necessary support for dysregulated clients. Additionally, Sheri will share valuable insights on employing DBT strategies to enhance the therapeutic relationship, optimize therapeutic outcomes, and mitigate the risk of therapist burnout.

Join us in this transformative workshop to elevate your therapeutic practice and empower your clients on their journey to emotional regulation and well-being.

  • Describe some of the differences between DBT and CBT.
  • Describe the four components of a full DBT model and the difference between this and DBT-informed therapy.
  • Understand how the biosocial theory relates to clients and explain this theory to help clients better understand themselves.
  • Use tools such as the Behavioural Analysis to help clients move toward change.
  • Draw on dialectical strategies to address clients who are “stuck” in therapy, resulting in inertia or unhealthy mechanisms of escape and avoidance, and how these strategies can lead to transformational healing.
  • Use Behaviour Theory techniques to help clients understand what might be maintaining their problem behaviours and to get unstuck from these ingrained patterns.
  • Use DBT skills to help therapists improve their own sense of efficacy in therapy and reduce the likelihood of therapist burnout.
  • Understand mindfulness, the many ways it’s helpful, and ideas for teaching it to clients.
  • Describe the DBT Core Mindfulness skills: States of Mind, the “What” Skills & “How” Skills.
  • Understand how the Core Mindfulness skills assist in emotion regulation and learn some strategies to teach these to your clients.
  • Understand DBT’s Model for Describing Emotions.
  • Describe the role of mindfulness in emotion regulation.
  • Understand the importance of accurately naming and validating emotions.
  • Define Opposite to Emotion Action and be able to apply this to a variety of emotions.
  • Understand how to use the skill of Cope Ahead.
  • Teach clients to assertively communicate.
  • Define dialectical thinking and a balanced approach to relationships.
  • Define the role of mindfulness and behavior theory in relationships.
  • Be able to help clients make choices about relationships from their internal wisdom.
  • Learn the importance of validating others and skills for doing this.
  • Describe reality acceptance skills to help clients reduce the likelihood of crises arising over time, and to help improve emotion regulation.
  • Describe willfulness and the strategies to use with your clients to help them get to a more willing place.
  • Understand how the F-TIP Skills help clients to quickly re-regulate emotions.
  • Describe Distracting, Self-Soothing, and Improve the Moment skills to help clients not act on urges that will make the situation worse.
  • Learn how to do a DBT Pros and Cons to help clients strengthen commitment to goals and get to their internal wisdom.

This training offers 14 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

Attendees of the live broadcast will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation after the course is finished.

Attendees of the on-demand recorded version will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify attendance and then receive their Certificate of Participation. On-demand attendees will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation once they have successfully passed the Post-Webinar Quiz at the completion of the webinar.

The Certificate of Participation includes:

  • Name of participant.
  • Title of training.
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials.
  • Number of hours of training.
  • Date of training.
  • Confirmation that showed 100% attendance at the live broadcast or passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify attendance of the on-demand recording.

Get details about CE credits for Canadian and non-US international participants.

Get details about CE credits for US participants.

Please check with your regulatory body/organization to ensure that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.

*Can’t attend live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.

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  • Sheri Van Dijk, MSW
Introduction to DBT: What is DBT? The Biosocial Theory
1:00-2:30 pm
2:30-2:45 pm
  • Sheri Van Dijk, MSW
Behaviour Theory, Dialectics
2:45-4:15 pm
  • Sheri Van Dijk, MSW
Introduction to Mindfulness: What it is and how it’s helpful
1:00-2:30 pm
2:30-2:45 pm
  • Sheri Van Dijk, MSW
Introduction to Mindfulness: How to teach it to clients
2:45-4:15 pm
  • Sheri Van Dijk, MSW
Core Mindfulness Skills
1:00-3:00 pm
  • Sheri Van Dijk, MSW
Emotion Regulation Skills
1:00-3:00 pm
  • Sheri Van Dijk, MSW
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
1:00-3:00 pm
  • Sheri Van Dijk, MSW
Distress Tolerance Skills
1:00-3:00 pm

Event Detail

April 4, 2024 1:00 pm
April 26, 2024 3:00 pm

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices