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DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills Workshop

About the Course:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment originally created to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). In recent years it has been increasingly used to treat many other disorders because of its usefulness in treating clients who struggle to manage emotions. This webinar, led by Sheri Van Dijk, will show this treatment can be used in your work with clients facing a broad range of conditions such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, in which emotion dysregulation plays a key role; and strategies to teach these skills to your clients. Sheri is known for her humor and down-to-earth style, and her ability to de-mystify DBT, making it less intimidating and more user-friendly for clinicians to learn and incorporate into their practice. This webinar will provide an overview of the DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills. Participants will learn about these skills, looking at ways to help clients improve their ability to communicate and find a healthier balance in their relationships and in their lives more generally.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills Workshop created by Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RS in 2022.

Publication Date:

First edition Aug 2022

Course Material Author

Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RS
Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, is a well-known mental health professional. She has advanced degrees from York University and the University of Toronto and has worked for over 15 years in the mental health field. Her extensive experience with and knowledge of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness Practice has inspired her to write a number of books, and she regularly conducts training sessions for fellow professionals in these treatment modalities. Sheri worked at Southlake Regional Health Centre in an outpatient mental health clinic for 14 years, and now works full-time in her private practice Registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Sheri is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RS authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC
Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Apply techniques that teach clients to assertively communicate.
  2. Define dialectical thinking and a balanced approach to relationships.
  3. Define the role of mindfulness and behavior theory in relationships.
  4. Show clients on how to make choices about relationships from their internal wisdom.

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Course Number 103229
2 CE credit hours
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  • Recorded Webinar
Exam Fee $11.94
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Course Materials $20.00

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