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Course Description

A core mode of intervention within DBT is the skills group, whereby clients are taught more skillful ways to regulate their emotions, effectively manage the distressing situations in their lives, and improve and maintain relationships with the people around them. These skills are taught in a weekly skills group for adults and in a multi-family skills group for the adolescent population. There is currently evidence that supports decreases in problematic behaviour and increases in adaptive coping by implementing skills group as a stand-alone intervention; this has resulted even in the application of DBT Skills within the education system.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of Part Two, participants will be able to:

  • Teach distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and walking the middle path skills.
  • Deal with therapy interfering behaviour within skills group, including lack of home practice completion.
  • Understand the role of diary cards in group and how to use them effectively.

Notes

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

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Prerequisites

You must complete Introduction to DBT (or an approved equivalent) prior to attending this workshop. Contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office at fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca for more information about approved equivalents.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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