Lyndsey Davies, MSW, RSW
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
October 6 and 13, 2023 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
This two-day advanced DBT program is designed for clinicians who have taken a foundational training in DBT and are familiar with core concepts such as biosocial theory, primary change and acceptance strategies, together with the fundamental structure of DBT treatment. It will be particularly relevant for clinicians offering individual therapy to clients with emotional dysregulation difficulties and/or behavioural dyscontrol.
This training will provide a more in-depth understanding of DBT and will include: how to develop a DBT-based case formulation; gaining a deeper understanding of the controlling variables of problematic behaviours; being able to recognize and address secondary targets; how to avoid becoming polarized with clients, and how to coach clients in crisis.
This training will also discuss strategies to avoid or decrease therapist burnout, an important focus when working with high-risk, multi-disordered clients.
• Developing a case formulation
• Identifying and addressing secondary targets
• Avoiding polarization with clients
• Coaching clients in crisis
• Avoiding or decreasing therapist burnout
Prerequisite: DBT: An introduction to essential components OR equivalent fundamental DBT training/knowledge
Registration Fees: $500 ($425 with promo code CAVERSHAM)
About the Facilitator:
Lyndsey Davies, MSW, RSW has over 20 years of clinical experience, previously at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and now as co-director of a private psychotherapy clinic in Toronto. Her professional focus is working primarily with individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD), a history of trauma, and emotion regulation difficulties.
Lyndsey is an experienced training facilitator and has developed and hosted numerous training workshops in hospital settings, forensic settings, and community agencies. She offers consultation and supervision to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and psychotherapists throughout the province, in the practice of DBT.