Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training

Get the essentials of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills, integrate them into your clinical practice and facilitate better therapy groups

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For more details on workshop structure, presenter bio and continuing education credits, please click here for a downloadable pdf.

This 15-hour, five-module online workshop covers the essential elements on four of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy’s core skills, plus a special module on facilitating effective skills training groups.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice individual skills during each training module and learn through lecture, role-plays, and discussions that illustrate specific teaching points. In addition to learning the skills above, participants will be encouraged to integrate these core skills into their weekly practice, through reflective tasks assigned outside of class and participation in discussions both in class and online.


This workshop targets health care professionals with basic knowledge of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), specifically those who are interested in learning how to implement DBT skills training either as an adjunct to other treatment approaches, or within the context of a comprehensive DBT program.

Participants should have completed DBT Foundations or have basic DBT experience.

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After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Justify the effectiveness of skills training in the broader context of comprehensive DBT

• Reflect on how each of the four DBT skills can be integrated into clinical practice

• Employ effective methods to promote skill acquisition and manage any objection or reluctance

• Implement structural strategies in DBT skills training and group session delivery


Participants are advised to attend with the following reading: Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT® Skills Training Manual. Guilford Press. Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets. Guilford Press.

For more details on workshop structure, presenter bio and continuing education credits, please click here for a downloadable pdf.


Dr. Krystle Martin is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her focus in private practice is divided between clients who struggle with emotion dysregulation (mainly those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder) and individuals who have experienced a workplace trauma (mostly first responders). She regularly provides training and supervision for clinicians in the delivery of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and trauma therapy.

In addition to her private practice work, Dr. Martin consults for the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) about employee mental health. She supports staff wellness and regularly teaches in their police training centre about mental wellness, resilience, trauma, and de-escalation. She also provides clinical consultation to staff at Edgewood Health Network, a private healthcare organization dedicated to treating individuals with mental disorders and substance misuse across Canada. Dr. Martin is a graduate faculty member of Ontario Tech University and York University where she currently supervises graduate students and teaches courses.


OPTI is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OPTI workshops are also approved by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) to offer continuing education credits for psychotherapists. One credit is awarded for each hour of CE activity. Once the workshop is completed, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Both CPA and CCPA require full attendance to obtain CE credits.

For more details on workshop structure, presenter bio and continuing education credits, please click here for a downloadable pdf.

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