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Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an empirically-supported therapeutic modality which belongs to the third wave of cognitive behavioural therapies.
This introductory webinar will provide an overview of DBT and also critically examine it from an anti-oppressive lens. Participants will understand the overall structure of DBT and which populations are most likely to benefit from it. The webinar will introduce the four pillars of DBT: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, along with some example skills from each pillar. Participants will gain several practical tools (which they can begin to practice with their clients, immediately) and suggestions for future learning.

Learning Goals:
1. Understand the history of DBT
2. Know which populations are most likely to benefit from DBT
3. Critically examine DBT through an Anti-Oppressive lens.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $20.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

OASW is committed to inclusion and promoting a diverse range of identities, experiences, perspectives, and voices across all areas of the Association. As such, the registration contains some optional questions that are intended to assist us to better understand our social work community and ensure that our work is reflective of the diverse membership of OASW and our profession.

Jul 14, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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