Annual Training: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Annual Training: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

December 14, 2019 - December 16, 2019

This year we are very excited to be hosting Dr. Martin Bohus, Psychiatrist and Professor at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Dr. Bohus will provide an extended three-day training on DBT for Complex PTSD.

The training takes place on Saturday – Monday, December, 14, 15 and 16, 2019. We encourage early registration as we anticipate we will once again reach a cap on registration.


Event Details:

Date: December 14, 15 & 16

Time: 8:30am-5pm

Location: YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St.


About the Workshop

This three-day workshop introduces Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex PTSD (DBT-PTSD). DBT-PTSD is tailored to treat adult PTSD after childhood abuse, including those with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

This workshop is intended for mental health professionals interested in treating complex PTSD using evidence-based principles and procedures. Basic knowledge of DBT is recommended.



Martin Bohus received his specialty in Psychiatry and in Psychosomatic Medicine. Since 2003 he holds the Chair of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at Heidelberg University and is Scientific Director at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim. He holds a visiting professorship at University of Antwerp and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bohus has received several awards for psychotherapy research. He is past president of the European Society for the Studies of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) and president of the German Association for DBT. He was President and initiator of the 1st International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder, Berlin 2010. He has currently published more than 300 articles and book chapters, mainly on mechanisms of psychotherapy, borderline personality disorders and PTSD.


Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the basic psychosocial and neurobehavioral principles of complex PTSD.
  2. Implement the principles of DBT-PTSD within your clinical practice.
  3. Develop an individualized trauma model.
  4. Teach your client skills for dissociation, distress tolerance, and regulation of trauma-related emotions.
  5. Conduct in-sensu exposure.



Day 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
Segment 1: Introduction & Rationale

Segment 2: Research Data

Segment 3: Principles & Rules I

Segment 4: Pre-treatment Phase

Segment 5: Mindfulness/Compassion

Segment 1: Significant Others

Segment 2: Trauma Model

Segment 3: The Old & the New Path

Segment 4: Anti-dissociative Skills

Segment 5: Emotion Regulation

Segment 1: Preparing Exposure

Segment 2: Exposure I

Segment 3: Compassionate Exposure

Segment 4: Radical Acceptance of Past

Segment 5: Grief & Regain your Life



Regular = $925 + HST = $1045.25

Student = $775 + HST = $875.75


A 10% discount is available for groups of 5 or more if registering at the same time. Discount will be applied automatically at the check out screen.

For Student Tickets: Valid Student ID is required. Please email with a photo or scan of your student ID.


How to Register

  1. Register online and pay with credit card,
  2. Mail cheque and completed registration form found on the last page of the flyer to
    The Centre for MindBody Health
    250 Eglinton Avenue W., Suite 200
    Toronto, ON M4R 1A7
  1. Email completed registration form and e-transfer (payment + HST) to

*One registration form is required per attendee.


Continuing Education Credits

  • Psychologists (OPA)
    Certified members are approved for 20.25 Continuing Education Credits.
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
    Certified members are approved for 20 Continuing Education Credits.
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC), formerly General Practice Psychotherapy Association (GPPA)
    Certified MDPAC members are approved for 20.25 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 3 hours of MDPAC CCI credits.
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
    Members of the OCSWSSW are expected to remain current with knowledge relevant to their area of professional practice under OCSWSSW’s Continuing Competence Program.


Additional Information

We’re taking good care of you! A continental breakfast, snacks and delicious lunch are provided. Your registration will be processed and confirmed once payment is processed.

Please note an administrative fee of $100 will be charged for cancellations. Cancellation requests must be received by November 14, 2019, emailed to Refunds will not be issued after November 14, 2019. However, your payment, less the administrative fee, can be a credit for future CMBH workshops. CMBH reserves the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances.



December 14, 2019
December 16, 2019
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20 Grosvenor St.
Toronto, Ontario M4Y2V5 Canada
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