Schedule

Level 1- Introductory

Description

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 principals (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.

Primary Objective

The primary objective of this training is to allow participants to understand the basics of DBT.

Learning Objectives

As a result 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 high-risk 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.

Schedule

Day 1 – Monday Oct. 5th, 2020

13:30 – 13:45 Registration
13:45 – 14:15Opening and Introductory Lecture by Prof. Walid Sarhan
14:15 – 15:15Overview of DBT Andre Ivanoff
15:15 – 15:45Break
15:45 – 17:00Core Strategy: Validation Ahmed Abdelkarim
17:00 – 17:30Break
17:30 – 18:45DBT as Dialectics Maggie Stanton
18:45 – 19:00Q & A, and Completion of Evaluation

Day 2 – Tuesday Oct. 6th, 2020

13:30 – 13:45Registration
13:45 – 15:15Core Strategy: Problem Solving Maggie Stanton
15:15 – 15:45Break
15:45 – 17:00 DBT as Skills: Structure & Overview Andre Ivanoff
17:00 – 17:30Break
17:30 – 18:45 Mindfulness Skills Ahmed Abdelkarim
18:45 – 19:00 Q & A, and Completion of Evaluation

Day 3 – Wednesday Oct. 7th, 2020

13:30 – 13:45 Registration
13:45 – 15:15 Emotional Regulation Skills Maggie Stanton
15:15 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:00 Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills Ahmed Abdelkarim
17:00 – 17:30Break
17:30 – 18:45 Distress Tolerance Skills Maggie Stanton & Ahmed Abdelkarim
18:45 – 19:00 Q & A, and Completion of Evaluation