Recent Dialectical Behaviour
Therapy Training

A Two Day Overview

Friday October 20, 2017 (9am-5pm) & Saturday October 21, 2017 (9am-5pm)



Dr. Andrew Ekblad, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Broadleaf Health is pleased to announce an upcoming 2-day workshop focused on teaching and practice of some elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).





Recent Training

Training Description:

This two-day course will provide an overview of DBT. Participants will learn how to explain the DBT biosocial theory to colleagues, clients and family members. Attendees will also learn to competently structure DBT sessions to maximize clinical effectiveness. Core treatment strategies for managing difficult behaviours and avoiding therapeutic impasses will be presented.

As a treatment model, DBT aims to address the following goals:

1. Enhance behavioural capabilities

2. Learn behavioural skills to meet therapeutic goals

3. Improve motivation to change

4. Assure that new capabilities generalize to the client's natural environment

5. Structure the treatment environment to support client and therapist capabilities.

6. Enhance therapist capabilities and motivation to treat clients effectively

In standard DBT, these functions are divided among modes of service delivery including individual psychotherapy, group skills training, phone consultation, and therapist consultation team.



1. Online registration via PayPal payment system

2. Email/Fax completed registration form to:

Broadleaf Health
22 Liverpool Street Guelph, ON. N1H 2K9
Fax: (519) 265-7736




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Andrew Ekblad, Ph.D., C.Psych. is the Founder and Director of Broadleaf Health, a multi-disciplinary emotional and behavioural care clinic in Ontario. He has over 15 years of clinical and research experience in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) through Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). He also has extensive experience in the application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Therapies (MBT) for trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Ekblad leads educational seminars and workshops for hospital, university, and community mental health practitioners throughout Canada. Dr. Ekblad has presented original research at international conferences and published academic articles on DBT, BPD, emergency department care of suicidal patients, substance abuse, mindfulness and mentoring. He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at McMaster University. Dr. Ekblad received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.


Location of Training:

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton

725 Imperial Road North
Guelph, ON
N1H 1X4
Phone: 519-821-2144