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Beyond the Session: Effective Use of Skills Coaching with Clients




1 hr Webinar

About the Course

Phone coaching in DBT is one of the unique components of the treatment that sets it apart from other therapy modalities. Out-of-session coaching was designed in DBT to support clients with generalizing the coping skills learned in therapy to external contexts where the skills are needed to be applied. In this webinar, we will explore the logistics for implementing planned and impromptu out-of-session coaching calls to expand your practice and better support clients, in both DBT and non-DBT treatment settings. You will learn how to structure coaching calls succinctly to promote goal-focused and effective outcomes in coaching calls with clients. You will learn principles to promote its use by clients, while setting appropriate limits to phone coaching services to prevent therapist burnout. All participants will receive a handout on how to introduce and structure phone coaching with your clients.

Participants will learn:

1) The function of phone coaching in DBT, and how this can be applied to clients participating in DBT and other psychotherapy modalities.

2) How to be brief, concise and goal-focused in coaching calls, and how to use it effectively to promote improved outcomes in your clients’ psychotherapy treatment.

3) The logistics (e.g. guidelines, fees, etc.) for implementing phone coaching as a part of your practice, whether working in public or private practice settings.

Can't attend live? This session will be recorded and available for viewing for a month after the workshop date.

*All registrants will be entered into a draw to win a copy of The DBT Skills Daily Journal.

About the Facilitators: Hailey Goldberg is a Registered Social Worker and one of the few Canadian certified DBT clinicians by the Linenan Board of Certification™. She is the Founder and Director of DBT HOUSE, which provides DBT education to clinicians and students. Hailey is an experienced DBT therapist, who has assisted individuals work through a wide range of mental health challenges, specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder and issues related to emotion dysregulation. Hailey operates a psychotherapy practice, serving Ontario and Alberta residents, and is also licensed to practice in New York and Los Angeles.

Dylan Zambrano, MSW, is the founder and clinical director of DBT Virtual, an online dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) service in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia. He has several years of experience working on a DBT team within an outpatient mental health hospital setting, and provides DBT training, consultation and supervision to other therapists. He is the author of The DBT Skills Daily Journal, which combines guided journaling with DBT skills-building. Dylan also teaches courses in mindfulness and compassion meditation at the University of Toronto and DBT skills training to mental health professionals with DBT HOUSE.

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