DBT: Beyond The Basics (Foundational Training Part 2)

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DBT: Beyond The Basics (Foundational Training Part 2)

November 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

About this course

If you already know the basics of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), this two-day course will take you deeper into the theory behind it and its core treatment strategies. You’ll use in-depth chain analyses to better understand problems and plan your treatment approach. You’ll learn how to manage in-session problem behaviour, strengthen validation strategies and decrease polarization. You’ll acquire skills you can apply within a full DBT program or within other psychotherapeutic approaches, and emerge better equipped to help clients with multiple disorders.

This course can be applied towards the following certificates: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What you’ll learn

  • Construct an individualized case formulation.
  • Perform chain analyses and integrate results with what is already known.
  • Generate a solution analysis.
  • Help clients work through moments of emotional vulnerability and increase validation.
  • Apply dialectical strategies to reduce polarization.

Instructor: Dr. Shelley McMain

Dr. Shelley McMain, PhD., C.Psych. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto, Head of the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Co-Founder of the Centre for MindBody Health in Toronto.  She is a clinician, supervisor, educator and researcher. Trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in Seattle in the mid-90’s with Dr. Marsha Linehan, she obtained her DBT Individual and Group Therapist Certification. She currently serves on the DBT Strategic Planning Committee and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Linehan Institute. Recognized as a leader in Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Canada and internationally, Dr. McMain conducts research in DBT, personality disorders, emotion regulation, suicide and self harm, substance abuse, and psychotherapy process and outcomes. She has delivered 300+ conference, colloquia, grand rounds, and trainings and is widely recognized for her excellence in DBT training.


Please register at least 4 days prior to the course starts to receive Quercus access to course materials before the first class.
Withdrawal deadline is before the first class.
Students must attend all in-class sessions to complete the course.  If you miss any of the scheduled dates, you will need to re-register into the course at a later date.

Price: $649

Register online here


November 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am
November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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St. George Campus
27 King's College Cir
Toronto, Ontario Canada


Dr. Shelley McMain

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