Participants will understand Validation principles and strategies (understand role of invalidation in PED, the effects of positive, accurate validation, how to validate, how to use validation to strengthen; understand the Dialectical Stance and Strategies; balancing acceptance and change and how to consistently assess, motivate and move; understand the Role of Emotion and Dysregulation in the couple and Family Relationship; Learn how to work with Parents in Acceptance of self, partner, and children; and Learn how to teach parents to Re-Activate and Show Accurate Expression.

Participants will learn how families are consistently blamed for high emotional re-activity and for presenting to the healthcare system in frequent states of crisis. Reasons for blaming will be discussed and family strengths will be profiled.

What Will I Learn? 

Participants will learn how to work with the intimacy-independence polarity and teach closeness skills that provide opportunities to transform conflict into connection. Will learn how to teach behavioural tolerance and pattern awareness. 

We specialize in online learning in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for mental (and physical) health professionals.  We realize that educating professionals in CBT significantly expands the health and wellness resources available to healthcare clients.

You will work in small collaborative groups within a larger class. In fact, you can register with a group of 6-8 peers and expect to complete the entire program with that same group. Alternately, you can register individually and work with people from across the country and beyond. Your collaborative learning groups will facilitate the development of critical thinking skills, the co-creation of knowledge, meaning, reflection, and transformative learning. Reciprocal scaffolding (Holton and Thomas, 2006) is utilized where collaboratively working groups are provided with opportunities to learn from the experiences and knowledge of each other.

This online program consists of weekly video lectures, weekly discussion, frequent electronic quizzes to keep you on-track, group Case Studies, and meetings with your facilitator via  Skype/Adobe Connect.

Fruzzetti, A.E. & Iverson,K.A. (2006). Intervening with couples and families to treat emotional dysregulation and psychopathology. In D.K. Snyder et. al. (Eds), Emotional regulation in families. Washington, DC: APA
Holton, D., and Clark, D. (2006). Scaffolding and metacognition. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 37, 127-143.
Linehan, M. (1993a). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York: Guilford Press.

Learn to model maintaining nonjudgmental attention and active listening;

Reflect or acknowledge disclosures;

Offer ideas on what the other may feel or think; help the other clarify;

Re-contextualize the other's behaviour by putting an "understanding spin" on it;

Normalize the other's behaviour considering current circumstances;

Acceptance of the other, not treating as fragile or incompetent (Fruzzetti, 2006).

How Will I Learn It? 

15% discount for CCPA, CACCF, OACCPP,

RNAO, OCSWSSW Members (in addition to Early Bird Discount). If your organization is not mentioned, please ask...

Learn to work with invalidating transactions with heightened negative emotional arousal, domination of secondary emotions, judgments and inaccurate expressions

Participants will learn how to use double chains for understanding sequences of family interactions.

Program Pre-Approved by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association for 40 Credit Hours, Event Code64928970

Pre-Approved by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 40 CORE CEU hours

Learn to build Validation into numerous skills relevant to families and learn to model relationship mindfulness, listening, paying attention and acceptance.

Participants will learn the five functions of DBT as articulated by Linehan (1993a): client skill acquisition; skill generalization; enhancement of client motivation; skill and motivational enhancement of therapists; and structuring the environment to promote (or at least not to interfere with) client progress.


Working With Families in Crisis:

DBT as a Treatment Model

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Participants will understand the Core Problem of Pervasive Emotional Dysregulation (PED) and how Dialectical Behaviour (DBT) Therapy treats PED; Learn how to conduct an Emotions-related Assessment; Learn how to develop a Case Conceptualization and Treatment plan; Understand the primary change strategies inherent in DBT (Orienting and Micro-orienting, Didactic Strategies, Self-Monitoring and DBT Diary Cards, Behavioural Chain Analysis and Insight Strategies, Solution Analysis; 

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April Intake

April 23, 2018 to September 30, 2018

$1500 + HST: Early Bird Discount ($100) for registration and payment before March 10

Registration Deadline: April 3, 2018