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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.

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January 2020

DBT: Individual Therapy

January 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - March 9, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
St. George Campus, 27 King's College Cir
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Enhance your individual Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) practice with this hands-on course. You’ll get advanced training in problem analysis, case formulation and treatment design. You’ll work through real cases – including your own – and present clinical questions. Each three-hour session combines theory, practice and experiential exercises such as skills-modeling, role-playing and consultation. You’ll hone the DBT knowledge and skills you’ve already acquired to correctly analyze a client’s situation, design solutions that address their discomfort, increase validation and address issues that arise during treatment.

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April 2020

DBT: Consultation Team

April 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - May 25, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
St. George Campus, 27 King's College Cir
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Learn how to implement a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Consultation Team within your own treatment setting. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to structure a Consultation Team based on common agreements, breaking down any barriers that might impede your team’s progress and smooth functioning. You’ll assess and identify treatment problems in depth, design the most effective solutions and monitor client progress. You’ll learn to present your own cases more clearly and concisely than ever, and benefit from group consultation and discussion.

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June 2020

DBT: Skills Training

June 26, 2020 @ 8:30 am - June 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
St. George Campus, 27 King's College Cir
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps clients improve their emotional health through four core concepts: mindfulness; distress tolerance; emotion regulation; and interpersonal effectiveness. This three-day workshop will develop your knowledge and skills in all four core areas. You’ll learn how to structure DBT skills groups, teach in a more engaging manner, address problem behaviours and help clients get the most out of their homework. You’ll emerge better equipped to help clients who struggle with emotional and interpersonal difficulties to lead less troubled, more satisfying lives.

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