Next DBT100 Intro course starts on January 30th, 2020 - Family workshop series "Compassion and Chaos" runs first thursday of each month : Advanced DBT200 in person class starts on October 24th : DBT200 Online DBT starts on October 9th: Check out our "DBT Flippy Cards" now available on Amazon!

DBT 200 Advanced DBT

Prerequisite: DBT 100 with Dialectical Living OR have taken at least a 12 week DBT program at a recognized DBT Clinic within the last 2 years and be familiar with all of the basic DBT skills under all 4 quadrants.

Renew, Recharge, Revive!  Now that you have learned the DBT basics it’s time to expand your knowledge and skill set! DBT 200 takes what you learned and shows you advanced ways to use your DBT skills as well as providing you with brand new skills. DBT 200 offers more opportunities for skill practice, self-reflection, and group discussion to support your continued learning of DBT. We pride ourselves on making learning DBT fun and interactive.  We offer this course in both an online and in person format.  You can do from the comfort of your own home or you can come out and join others in person. 

DBT 200 will cover the following topics:

>Advanced Dialectics: how to make peace with painful conflicting
realities, such as the need to radically accept the moment and the need
for change in our lives.

>Diary Cards: tracking our progress using the skills can make a huge
difference in applying them.

>Chain Analysis: crisis moments don’t come out of thin air: how do we get
ourselves into a crisis or high-emotion moment?  

>Healthy Relationships: how can ERD interfere with our relationships? What
are the hallmarks of a healthy relationship and how can we build one?

>Advanced Mindfulness: continuing to train in noticing, naming, and
observing emotions and thoughts, instead of reacting to them. Can we
become more curious about our experience?   

>Cognitive Distortions: shining a light on these stubborn thinking habits
that undermine our emotional health.  

>Primary and Secondary emotions: what’s underneath our emotional
reactions? Learning to self-validate primary emotions with compassion.  

>Advanced Interpersonal Effectiveness: reviewing and consolidating DEARMAN
skills; learning new IE techniques.  

>Opposite to Emotion Action: a powerful skill to reverse destructive
emotions and urges.   

>The Six Levels of Validation: an entire session dedicated to honing and
practicing validation, the incredible practice that heals our
relationships and ourselves.  

>Values & Boundaries: assessing and addressing whether our boundaries with
others are serving ourselves and the relationship.  

DBT 200 runs weekly over a 12 week period and is offered online and as an in-person group located close to Chester Subway station and Danforth Ave.

To register click here.




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