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Launching Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in Jordan
A 3-Day, historic event to foster implementation of DBT in clinical, educational, and community settings

Tools for a Better Living

Day 1 – Monday, October 5th 2020

Introduction to DBT: Skillful Living

This workshop is an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) intended for mental health professionals who wish to acquaint themselves with the treatment. The dialectical nature of DBT is explained via the balance between change-based technology (behavior therapy) with acceptance-based principles (validation). It highlights the structure of DBT and defines the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT.

This workshop is appropriate for mental health professionals interested in learning about DBT at an introductory level. Methods of instruction include lecture, treatment demonstrations, and practice exercises to illustrate the principles and strategies of DBT.

Core Strategies in DBT

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 6th 2020

In the course of everyday life, we often face situations resulting in anger, sadness, fear, and frustration. This can often be hard to handle. To make matters worse, these strong emotions can interfere with relationships, work, and learning, and enjoyment and happiness in life.

DBT provides guidance and tools to:
• Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations
• Effectively manage emotions
• Enrich personal and professional relationships
• Enhance physical well-being
• Increase joy and freedom in life

We invite you to learn more about DBT by attending the introductory workshop offered on 5th – 7th October, 2020.

DBT Tools for a Better Living

Day 3 – Wednesday, October 7th 2020

In the course of everyday life, we often face situations resulting in anger, sadness, fear, and frustration. This can often be hard to handle. To make matters worse, these strong emotions can interfere with relationships, work, and learning, and enjoyment and happiness in life.

DBT provides guidance and tools to:
• Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations
• Effectively manage emotions
• Enrich personal and professional relationships
• Enhance physical well-being
• Increase joy and freedom in life

We invite you to learn more about DBT by attending the introductory workshop offered on 5th – 7th October, 2020.

Strategic Planning for Key Decision Makers

Invite Only

Thursday, October 8th 2020

Strategic Planning for Key Decision Makers

This meeting is designed for a smaller group of key decision-makers to discuss the current climate and readiness to implement DBT in the region, what resources will be needed for future implementation activities, and to solve problems related to barriers that may impede the process. Persons invited to participate in this meeting are required to attend the prior 2-day training such that they have sufficient knowledge of DBT to enable informed decisions about the goals, structure and the specific plan for implementation of DBT in the region.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the dialectical world view of DBT.
  2. Discuss the evidence for the use of DBT for various problems and populations.
  3. Describe the structure of treatment for individuals with multiple problems and highrisk life-threatening behaviors.
  4. Identify DBT treatment targets.
  5. Describe the basic strategies used in DBT, including problem-solving, validation and dialectical strategies.
  6. Identify the skills modules taught in DBT.

Purpose of This Meeting

  1. Provide a forum for key decision-makers to ask questions about the information presented and the questions raised during the introductory workshop.
  2. Provide Linehan Institute and Affiliate DBT experts an additional understanding of and guidance related to the systems and cultures in the region.
  3. Identify and solve potential barriers to implementation
  4. Develop a road-map for the next steps
  5. Determine who will be involved in future implementation activities and clarify the roles of these organizations and individuals
  6. Establish methods for communicating among the various stakeholders