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DBT Skills with Multi-Problem Adolescents

November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 3, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

$475 - $525


Teaching Strategies, Engaging Teens and Caregivers, Navigating Group Challenges, DBT in School Settings

Dr. Miller is one of the treatment developers of DBT with Adolescents. He has been teaching DBT to professionals worldwide for over 20 years. DBT with Adolescents is now considered the gold standard for self-harming multi-problem adolescents. It has been adapted for various adolescent problems and settings including schools. This workshop will provide a clinical and empirical rationale for the application of DBT with teens in various settings. Dr. Miller will model how to teach the range of DBT skills to teens, caregivers and school personnel. He will demonstrate through group exercises and role-plays how to orient and obtain commitment from teens and caregivers to participate in DBT skills training. And he will describe how to build and maintain effective skills training groups and navigate challenges that arise in managing such groups.

This training is relevant for therapists working with adolescents and is not limited to DBT practitioners. The skills are helpful across different approaches.

Dr. Alec L. Miller, PsyD is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, suicidal and non-suicidal selfinjurious behaviors, and multi- problem adolescents. He is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants (CBC) in White Plains and New York City, NY as well as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Since 1995, Dr. Miller has conducted clinical researchand published extensively in DBT including his books, DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents, DBT Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (DBT STEPS-A), and DBT with Suicidal Adolescents. Prior to becoming CBC’s Clinical Director, he was Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Director of the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, and Associate Director of Psychology Training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is a scientific advisor to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and the National Educational Alliance of BPD, a member of the ISITDBT Executive Committee, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the adaptations made to standard DBT that address the developmental needs of adolescents and families, as well as the application to school settings.
  2. Manage multi-family group using DBT strategies.
  3. Teach DBT skills to teens, caregivers, and school personnel.

Regular Fee: $575.00 + HST
Early Bird Fee (extended until October 16, 2018): $525.00 + HST

Student Fee (Valid student ID must be shown): $525.00 + HST
Student Early Bird Fee (Valid student ID must be shown) (extended until October 16, 2018): $475.00 + HST

TIME: 9am– 4.30pm


An administrative fee of $100 will be charged for cancellations. Written notice of cancellations must be received by October 19, 2018 and must be emailed to cmbhworkshops@gmail.com. After October 19, 2018 refunds will not be issued. However, you may apply your payment, less the administrative fee, as a credit to future CMBH workshops. CMBH reserves the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances.

Continental breakfast, snacks and lunch provided.

Your registration will be processed once payment is received. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration once your payment is processed.

Mail completed registration form and cheque payable to:
The Centre for MindBody Health
250 Eglinton Avenue W., Suite 200
Toronto ON M4R 1A7


Email completed form and e-transfer to cmbhworkshops@gmail.com

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November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am
November 3, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$475 - $525
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20 Grosvenor St.
Toronto, Ontario M4Y2V5 Canada
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