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Dialectical Behavior Therapy - 5 Day Intensive Clinical Training for Health Professionals


Dialectical Behavior Therapy - 5 Day Intensive Clinical Training for Health Professionals

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a proven treatment for chronically suicidal patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, for patients with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, addictions, anger problems, other impulsive behaviours, for adolescent mental health populations and for inpatient and outpatient settings.

This DBT Clinical Training is specific to health professionals and students in a clinical training. Participants will receive a certificate of participation to indicate that they have received the necessary training to use DBT in their clinical practice.

About the Trainer:

Mark Vegh is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.  Mark completed his Master’s Degree in Counselling at Trinity Western University in 2002.  He is employed at the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) with the Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Program.  Mark also runs a private practice in British Columbia. 

Although Mark’s clinical background is family systems and couples counselling, he specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), particularly focused on the adolescent population.  He was originally trained in DBT by Dr. Marsha Linehan's team, Behavior Tech  in 2005. 

Since then, Mark has played a lead role in developing DBT programs in the province of British Columbia. He has facilitated numerous week long intensive workshops and smaller skills training workshops in DBT for  Mental Health Practitioners in Ontario and in British Columbia.  In addition to training and development, Mark facilitates ongoing multi-family DBT skills classes, and individual and family counselling. 

Mark lives in Chilliwack, British Columbia. 


What about food?

Partcipants will receive Saint Paul University's cafe vouchers to purchase their choice of refreshments during the morning and afternoon snack breaks.  There would also be an hour reserved for partcipants to enjoy lunch at any of the restaurants around the venue. Participants should feel free to bring their own lunch as lunch will not be provided.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Kafui Sawyer via e-mail: a2FmdWlzYXd5ZXIgfCBKb3lIUkMgISBjb20=.

What's the refund policy?

Given the financial investment to make your experience great, tickets are non-refundable.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Pay for parking is available.

Ottawa buses (OC Transpo) and taxis/uber are efficient in getting to the venue and back.


Organizer reserves the right to cancel this event at anytime with a full refund to participants who have paid and registered for the event. Note that this is a rare occurance.

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