Incorporating Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Informed Practice Working with Children, Adolescen

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health - Learning Institute 114 Maitland Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1 Canada

Facilitator: Elizabeth Loverics, MSW, RSW

This training is suitable for: All mental health professionals, medical professionals, social workers, educators, early childhood educators, child and youth workers.

This interactive workshop will provide participants with an overview of the theories and factors that influence children/adolescent behaviours. DBT principles, assumptions and key components such as distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulations skills will be introduced through experiential means. Participants will gain effective strategies to guide parents to manage problematic behaviours and improve communication. During the workshop, there will be demonstrations of group formats, skills exercises, videos, role-playing, mindfulness activities and behavioural chain analysis used with parents and their youth.

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