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Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training: The Essentials

Date: 4 Mar 2019 - 5 Mar 2019

Hong Kong

This two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. This workshop also addresses the targets for skills training, as well as how to apply fundamental DBT strategies in skills training. Extensive teaching and use of clinical examples are used to illustrate specific skills training procedures, assignment and review of homework with clients, and troubleshooting common skills training obstacles. This course is designed for all mental health professionals who want to learn to teach DBT skills or to improve their teaching with clients.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the dialectical nature of DBT skills training.

2. Identify the strategies and procedures required for effective teaching of DBT skills.

4. Be familiar with the DBT skills modules.

5. Structure DBT skills training for specific populations and settings.

6. Effectively review DBT skills training homework.


André Ivanoff, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work;
Director, Columbia University Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training Program and Lab

André Ivanoff, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York and Director of the Columbia University Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training Program and Lab. She is also President of the Board of Directors of the Linehan Institute. Currently, she serves as President of Behavioral Tech, LLC, the training company founded by Marsha Linehan. She is the former Chair of the Columbia University Human Subjects Protection Board (IRB) (2000-2006) and served as Scholarly Affiliate, at the Washington State Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (2006-2010). Her research interests are in the application of DBT to justice-involved populations. Dr. Ivanoff has authored over 60 publications on suicidal behaviors, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and
behavior change methods in correctional settings, and a book entitled Involuntary Clients in Social Work Practice.

She presents nationally and internationally on suicidal behaviors, DBT in forensic settings and ethical research practices. She is a member of the DBT- Linehan Board Certification Board of Directors and Co-chair of the Program Certification committee. Dr. Ivanoff has worked with over two dozen correctional and forensic systems in the U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong on DBT implementation efforts. Currently she is working with Rikers Island Correctional Facility on their implementation of DBT into their Youthful Offenders programming.

Venue: Hong Kong Football Club

Contact: Email Organizer

Brochure: Download

Cost: HKD 6000
Full time Students Cost: HKD 4000

Language: English

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