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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)Education :: Lecture
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
10:00 AM
Provincial Learning Centre
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: Aimee Power and Susan Duggan, Eastern Health
A Brief Overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): An Evidence-Based Treatment

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living.

DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.

This workshop on DBT will provide you with a wonderful introduction into the comprehensive world of DBT treatment.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Provincial Learning Centre
Address: 77 Charter Avenue, Suite 100 St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador A1A 0N2
Phone: 7097221030

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