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2 Day Intensive: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Monday, May 27, 2019 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019  |  Oakville, on

Date & Location

Monday, May 27, 2019 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON

phone:  905.618.7510

fax:  905.618.7515

website:  http://www.oakvilleconference.com

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is one of the most empirically-supported therapies available to address many clinical disorders, even beyond Borderline Personality Disorder. Some of the key symptoms that DBT skills addresses includes confusion about the self, interpersonal chaos, mood lability, and impulsive behaviours. Studies have demonstrated that participation in skills groups for a year, which allows for two rounds of the skills series, increases client’s use of skills and decrease in dysfunctional coping behaviours and improved self-awareness.  Teaching the DBT skills to easily dysregulated clients allows them to experience self-confidence and competence to mange their lives more effectively and develop sustaining relationships in many areas of life (e.g. marriage, work, school, etc.)

The skills modules of DBT provide a wonderful introduction into the comprehensive world of DBT treatment. Learning and teaching DBT skills in either an individual or group format will equip your clients to build a solid foundation for a meaningful life.  This course will provide you with the philosophy and format to teach all four standard DBT modules as well as two extra supplemental modules that can deepen you and your client’s respective skills toolkits.

  • Validation is a primary intervention to:
    • Reduce acute emotionality
    • Provide gentle exposure to emotions
    • Provide a corrective validating environment (and new learning)
    • Create a bridge to learning self-validation
    • Open the client up to change interventions
  • Mindfulness (non-judgment and acceptance) is taught to:
    • Reduce amplifying emotions
    • Reduce escape and avoidance of emotions
    • Create qualitatively different and effective experience of emotions
  • Distress Tolerance is taught to:
    • Provide healthy ways of coping with emotions when needed
  • Emotion regulation is taught to:
    • Understand how emotion happen
    • Reduce vulnerability to intense emotions
    • Increase opportunities for positive emotions
    • Assist in stepping out of ineffective mood-congruent behaviors

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Neurobiological Building Blocks

  • Why DBT skills?
  • Trauma and Development
  • The benefit of top-down and bottom-up process learning

Creating the Learning Container

  • Importance of skills as a form of self-advocacy and consultation
  • Setting up a group
  • Establishing safety
  • Making the environment conducive for learning

The Foundational Skills: Mindfulness & Dialectics

  • Dialectical skills framework
  • States of Mind
  • WHAT skills
  • HOW skills

Naming to Tame: Emotion Regulation

  • How emotions work in the body
  • 10 Universal emotions
  • Emotion action decision tree
  • Opposite action
  • Caring for the body
  • Resourcing the body with positive experiences and building mastery

Thriving in a Crisis: Distress Tolerance & Self-Compassion

  • Grounding: Self-Soothe
  • Skillful Distractions: ACCEPTS
  • Crisis Integration: IMPROVE
  • Pros and Cons
  • Radical Acceptance
  • Letting go of toxic shame in a crisis: Self-Compassion

Connection in Community: Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Wired for connection
  • FAST skills
  • GIVE skills
  • Validation (Self & Others)
  • Prioritizing Self and Others

Learning Objectives

  • Learn each standard DBT skills module and two supplemental modules.
  • Learn creative and innovative techniques to keep client’s engaged in today’s technology-centered world.
  • Explore the different modes of skills groups to set up the most effective program for your practice.
  • Set up skills group treatment expectations and behavioural contracts.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)
  • Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.

Your Presenter(s)

Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP is a licensed psychologist and serves as an advisor to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA).

She has practiced in numerous community settings including clinics that treat underserved communities of color, clients with developmental disabilities, and clients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. She worked at the largest mental health clinic at the time in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that specialized in treating clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has practiced DBT in community mental health centers and developed two special DBT-oriented treatment programs for clients with developmental disabilities and borderline-intellectual functioning.

Dr. Webb currently resides in Nashville, TN where she has been serving clients in her private practice, Kairos. She continues to specialize in individual and group DBT as well as cognitive-behavior strategies that address a myriad of clinical issues. She also offers special group therapies for adults and a dual-track of teen skills training that includes their parents.

She is currently working to adapt DBT for clients with severe and persistent mental illness (e.g. psychotic-based disorders).



“Eboni is a dynamic + knowledgeable presenter. She was able to maintain our interest through the use of information and personal stories. I learned a lot and I am intrigued to learn more.”
– Langley, BC | November 20-22, 2017


“Dr. Webb is amazing. Great examples and excellent presenter.”
– Edmonton, AB | April 3-5, 2017


“Dr. Eboni Webb is fantastic! I would love to be more like her not only with patients but also as a mom! Thank you.”
– Corrie Sondeli | Winnipeg, MB | June 1-3, 2016


“Wonderful! Today was advanced, comprehensive, motivating. Knowledge and learning applicable across spectrum of work.”
– Winnipeg, MB | June 1-3, 2016



Who Should Attend

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Recommended Accommodation

Holiday Inn Oakville at Bronte

2525 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON

phone:  905.847.1000

website:  http://www.hioakvillebronte.ca/

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

To make a reservation over the phone, please call 905.847.1000

Rates: $119.00 plus tax for a room with 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed.

Please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates” or booking code “JHA” when making a reservation.

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

Staybridge Suites Oakville-Burlington

2511 Wyecroft Road,Oakville, ON

phone:  905.847.2600

website:  www.ihg.com/staybridge/hotels/

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

* Please check back at a later time as this information will be updated when corporate/group rates are secured.

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual Enrollment $449 $469
Group 3-7 $429 $449
Group 8-14 $409 $429
Group 15+ $389 $409
Full-Time Student $389 $409

All fees are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD)

Fees do not include applicable taxes (13% HST).

Early bird cutoff date: May 13, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Monday, May 13, 2019.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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