Course Description

Hours: 12

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive treatment approach for chronically suicidal clients. However, in the last decade DBT has received empirical support to treat other populations including eating disorders, addiction, anger problems and other mood disorders. Mindfulness is the cornerstone of DBT; it was the first psychotherapy to incorporate mindfulness as a core component and the mindfulness skills in DBT are the behavioural translation of Zen practice. It is commonly understood that you must master the skill of being fully aware in the present moment without judgment in order to maximize the treatment effectiveness of DBT. This course is intended to help orient the learner to mindfulness and its application within the framework of dialectical behaviour therapy.

CCPA -- Pre-approved for 12 CEUs

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Have a clear understanding of the theory and principles behind DBT.
  • Understand the primary function of mindfulness within DBT.
  • Learn how mindfulness is taught within DBT.
  • Practice, practice, practice!


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-5128

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


This workshop is currently not available. The 2024/2025 Faculty of Social Work Professional Development course and workshop dates will be available on July 8, 2024.

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