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Introduction to dialectical behaviour therapy for occupational therapists

Lisa Diamond-Burchuk
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Thursday, July 18, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This one-day practical skills workshop will focus on what dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills are and how occupational therapists can best position themselves to teach them. The following DBT skills will be explored to assist clients in accepting and changing: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Lecture, self-reflection, case studies and hands-on practice opportunities will be utilized to assist you in furthering your skills and confidence so you can apply them in practice to promote the occupational participation of individuals and collectives. Occupational therapist clinicians, students in occupational therapy programs and other health professionals who are interested in increasing their familiarity with and confidence in using a dialectical behaviour therapy to assist individuals and collectives in managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours which are creating barriers to occupational participation.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Describe dialectical behaviour therapy. Utilize at least three mindfulness exercises with individuals and collectives. Teach at least three interpersonal effectiveness skills to individuals and collectives. Support individuals and collectives in recognizing their emotions and the physical impact of emotions. Describe the body’s response to trauma. Teach at least five distress tolerance strategies to individuals and collectives.