October 17, 2014
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Friday October 17th, 2014
Solutions On Site presents a full day workshop on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with Lyndsey Davies, MSW, RSW
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an intensive out-patient therapy developed by Marsha Linehan to treat chronically suicidal clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has also been adapted to treat clients with addictions, eating disorders and other complex problems. Working with clients who experience these difficulties is extremely challenging for mental health and direct service professionals. DBT has proven to be effective in reducing suicidal, self-harm and other impulsive behaviours and to increase client engagement in therapy. DBT blends Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with acceptance-based strategies stemming from Zen philosophy. A primary therapeutic task is to balance acceptance of the client with a focus on change. During this workshop, participants will learn the theoretical underpinnings of DBT, the group and individual components and DBT skills from each of the four modules.
Lyndsey Davis, MSW, RSW has been working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health since 1999 in the areas of both addictions and mental health and has provided numerous trainings and workshops in the areas of substance use and mental health issues. Lyndsey is a Therapist in the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
She also has a private practice working with individuals with BPD. At CAMH, she is both an individual therapist and skills group facilitator, utilizing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, in a comprehensive DBT program and a 20 week skills group. In addition, she offers supervision to other staff members and students.
• How to conceptualize borderline personality disorder using the biosocial theory
• The components of standard Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
• How to balance validation and change strategies
• How to conduct a behavioural analysis and solution analysis of problematic behaviours
• Skills for clients, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness