BCACC Member Workshop – Vancouver
Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Presented by Dr. John R. Wagner, Ph.D., R. Psych
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is the most widely researched treatment for problems characteristic of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), including problems with emotional dysregulation, recurrent suicide attempts, and other self-harming behaviours (such as cutting).
This one-day workshop is designed to provide clinicians with an introduction to DBT including strategies used in both individual therapy and group skills treatment.
What you will learn:
Using a combination of didactics, role-plays, modeling, and audio and video clips, this workshop will provide participants with strategies for helping clients achieve greater success in therapy. More specifically, the workshop will cover the following topics:
- An overview of DBT.
- How to better understand your client’s problems using the DBT method of chain analysis.
- An overview of some of the change methods commonly used in DBT with attention to problem-solving and opposite action.
- An overview of some of the acceptance-based methods in DBT with attention to mindfulness of emotions and validation.
Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (8:30 AM for registration and networking)
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM *Please arrange for your own lunch*.
Break refreshments provided
Address: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6
Cost: $35.00 plus GST- NON-REFUNDABLE- Open to BCACC Members only. Registration is non-transferable and not available for resale.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Registration Deadline: March 23, 2020.
Should you encounter a problem with registering, please contact Janine Toombs at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
About the Presenter:
Dr. John R. Wagner is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia and Director of the DBT Centre of Vancouver. He is a Certified DBT Clinician by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Clinical Associate at Simon Fraser University. He received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Toledo and completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington (UW), the developer of DBT. Dr. Wagner has taught graduate level courses on DBT at both the UW and UBC. He regularly provides consultation and workshops to clinicians working with persons struggling with complex multi-systemic disorders.
Suggested Reading List: Linehan, M. M. (1993). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York: Guilford. Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT skills training manual (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.