Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals
Day Three: The Canadian Mental Health Summit
Presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP
Friday, November 22, 2019 | Calgary, ab
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective form of treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). However, many of these individuals have rarely developed life skills to build a proactive and responsive life versus a defensive and reactive one. Dr. Eboni Webb will introduce a holistic approach to treatment and will expand on key concepts including skills acquisition, daily practice, and generalization. These skills are critical for our clients to develop an effective interdependent adult life. Dr. Webb will provide a brief discussion of DBT and its relationship to the Biosocial model, the neurological impact of trauma on the developing brain and how to address specific diagnoses via the skills. She will discuss the importance of integrating DBT skills at the earliest point of treatment and utilizing skills as a foundation for life.
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
- 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
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, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB
Please contact the hotel directly for current group rates, when booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates” or block Id “10575”. To make a reservation over the phone, please call 403.248.8888
To book online please visit https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.61102.html?groupId=P80KB1C1
Single – $135.00
Single – $1160.00
Single – $210.00
Single – $230.00
*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*
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 1 Day Enrollment||$249||$269|
|Individual 2 Day Enrollment||$449||$469|
|Individual 3 Day Enrollment||$639||$659|
All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).
Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).
Early bird cutoff date: November 6, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
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