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Hanging Tight on the Ride: In-Depth Application of DBT Skills

Home  /  Virtual Community Mental Health Programs  /  Hanging Tight on the Ride: In-Depth Application of DBT Skills
Registration is open until March 15, 2024!
Do you ever feel that….
  • I have taken different DBT courses and learned a lot of skills but have difficulty putting them into practice?
  • I have tried hard to apply these DBT skills, but they don’t seem to help?
Research has shown that DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) skills are helpful for controlling one’s emotions and for enjoying a more peaceful relationship with oneself and others, and improving communication with loved ones. Having a support group to keep you accountable and to aid in your skills practice regularly is important and this course is designed for this.

Program Schedule:

    • This program consists of 10 1.5-hour sessions (15 hours total) that will take place on the following Tuesdays:
      • DATEDate: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2024  (Every Tuesday)
      • timeTIME: 7:00-8:30 PM EST

Each session will revolve around a certain topic that is accompanied by a key conversation and several hands-on exercises that require your active participation.

Spots are limited, and we strongly advise that you commit to attend every session for optimal learning and to ensure a safe environment for all participants.

Your Takeaway

This virtual group provides a space for you to learn the practical skills of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) through mindfulness practice, real case sharing and small group interaction. The program will help you put the skills into practice, increase awareness of thoughts and emotions, develop a healthy, secure social context and connections.
Our group facilitators will provide rich insights, compassion and empathy while challenging you to replace self-defeating beliefs, behaviours and emotions with more positive and productive ones.

Each session is richly packed with 1.5 hours of real case sharing and group discussions.

Meet Your Facilitators:


  • Kathy Lam (MDiv, RSW, RP)
  • Dr. Alice Chen (M.D., MA, MAR, AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Supervisor, ICEEFT Certified Therapist and Supervisor, Family Physician with Focused Practice in Psychotherapy)

Along with Co-Facilitators: To be confirmed.

Program Delivery:

    • Online delivery via the platform provided
    • Each Session Learning will be delivered in English
    • Breakout Groups are offered in English, Cantonese and Mandarin 

Languages Spoken: English,  Mandarin and Cantonese

Course Fees:

Course Fees:

  • Standard Fee: ($31.9 per 2 hour session) = $319 for 10 sessions
  • Sponsorship Application (applicable to those with financial challenges. Please inquire by emailing

Registration will be end on March 15, 2023 at 5pm.

Course fee does not charge HST as Social Worker does not charge HST for their services.

Fee Promotion Info:

Discount will be end on March 8, 2024 at 5pm:

1. Early Bird Discount:
($29.9 per 2 hour sessions) = $299 for 10 sessions
Please use the Promo Code: UJC61 when making your purchase.

Sponsorship Application (applicable to those with financial challenges. Please inquire by emailing

Course fee does not charge HST as Social Worker does not charge HST for their services.

  • Standard Fee: ($31.9 per 1.5 hour session) = $319 for 10 sessions
  • Early Bird Discount: ($29.9 per 1.5 hour sessions) = $299 for 10 sessions
    • Please use the Promo Code: UJC61 to enjoy the Early Bird Discount when making your purchase.
    • EXTRA $20 Special discount to participants who register Term 2 and Term 3 on or before November 30, 2023.
            • Early Bird Discount ($299) x 2 Terms – Extra $20 discount
            • = ($28.9 per 2 hour session) = $578 for 20 sessions (2 terms, 40 hours in total)
            • Please use Promo Code WLT89 to enjoy double discount when making your purchase!
    • Early Bird Discount extended to December 8, 2023 at 5pm.
Sponsorship Application (applicable to those with financial challenges. Please inquire by emailing Course fee does not charge HST as Social Worker does not charge HST for their services.
  1. Participants who would like a sponsorship, please select “Sponsorship Application” under the Course Fee Selection question, and fill out the sponsorship application form accordingly.
  2. Participants who successfully applied for sponsorship from Grace Health Centre will be asked to help with demonstrations of the exercises and to grant permission to use these demonstrations to benefit other participants.

Grace Health Centre will make every effort to accommodate people experiencing low resource, take into consideration your financial situation and not turn away anyone unless the seats are full.

Payment is made with cash, e-transfer or credit card during your registration. 


If you are paying by e-transfer, please take note of below details:


Password: Your last name + last four digit of your mobile number on the registration form


Name: Alex Chen
Mobile: 647 123-4566

Password: chen4566


Course fees (covering non-physician facilitation, course development costs and copyright fees) may be eligible for private insurance coverage claims under Social Worker or Registered Psychotherapist – for Online Group Therapy. Your private insurer determines and approves the eligibility of the claim. You will receive an invoice to send to your insurer. You are responsible for making these claims to your insurer.

Course promotion referral

Save up to $100 with Family and Friends Referral!

Learning together with a loved one will reap even greater benefits. 

If you are joining with a family member/friend, everyone will be eligible for a $25 discount on their registration! The maximum discount received per registrant is $50. 

Refer 1 person: You get a $25 discount. Your family member/friend gets a $25 discount on his/her registration. That’s a saving of $50 together. 

Refer 2 people: You get a $50 discount. Each of your family member/friend gets a $25 discount on his/her registration. That’s a saving of $100 together. 

We encourage you to join with loved ones and refer to your friends!

Send this course link to your friend to register and once we have received their registration, the discount will apply.

Registration Closed

Once you register, a Grace Health Centre staff will be in touch to schedule an in-person appointment at Grace Health Centre (402-2830 Keele St, Toronto) for an initial screening with our physicians would take place before the 1st session.

The initial screening is not necessary for below participants:

  1. Previous participants who have joined Tame the Emotional Rollercoaster course
  2. Who have seen one of our physicians in-person in the past 24 months

Participant's Agreement​

1. This is an educational program that does not replace the need for professional help and medications. Participants need to continue their current treatment during the course. Even though the facilitators are trained and licensed mental health professionals, they are not acting as a professional counsellor in their role as course facilitator.

2. Participants need to be stable, able to commit the time required, concentrate, absorb the key concepts, complete the basic exercises and not to be at risk to themselves or others so that a safe and productive learning environment can be maintained. The facilitators will ask participants who need additional help to consult their helping professionals. Participants who are new to Grace Health Centre and to the program facilitators may be required to attend an in-person screening appointment (30 minutes) at the clinic.

3. Attendance of all virtual sessions, engaging with course material for each session and participation in the in class discussions, sharing, self-reflection and skill building exercises are essential for maximum benefit and growth.

5. For optimal learning, participants are encouraged to review each lesson in the handbook and other learning materials.

6. Participants will keep the personal sharing and discussion confidential to protect each other.

7. Participants who are absent for emergencies, illness and other reasons beyond their control are expected to notify the facilitator as soon as possible.

8. I acknowledge that my personal growth is my own responsibility and am willing to take this responsibility by engaging and renewing my way of thinking, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviour and experience without avoiding, or blaming myself or others. I understand that I am fully and solely responsible for the results and decisions that I make regarding my use of this course. I release the facilitator, the program developer and all related institutions and organizations from any and all liability and accept full responsibility for my involvement in this course and the use of any related materials.

9. Participants can support each other through mutual acceptance, understanding, validation, empathy, prayer and encouragement.

10. In emergency situations or times when the participant is at imminent risk of hurting him/herself or others, then he or she will need to go to the closest emergency department or call 911 for immediate assistance.

12. Participants agree to be involved in photographs, recording, testimonies, and the production of short audio- visual clips for promotion, distribution at discretion of course facilitators, record-keeping for the purposes of helping other course participants.

13. Participants understand the risks of using electronic communication and that Grace Health Centre team will use reasonable means to protect the security and confidentiality of information sent and received using email and/or text messages. However, because of the risks outlined below, the team cannot guarantee the security and confidentiality of electronic communications.

Use of electronic communications to discuss sensitive information can increase the risk of such information being disclosed to third parties.
Despite reasonable efforts to protect the privacy and security of electronic communication, it is not possible to completely secure the information.
Electronic communications can introduce malware into a computer system and potentially damage or disrupt the computer, networks, and security settings.
Electronic communications can be forwarded, intercepted, circulated, stored, or even changed without the knowledge or permission of the GHC Team or the patient.
Even after the sender and recipient have deleted copies of electronic communication, back-up copies may exist on a computer system.
Electronic communications may be disclosed in accordance with a duty to report or a court order.
Participants acknowledge and understand that despite recommendations that encryption software be used as a security mechanism for electronic communications, it is possible that communications with the team using the Services may not be encrypted.
14. Participants understand that Grace Health Centre will keep participant information private and secure.

15. Application fee is non-refundable. If participants cancel before/after the first session, the course fee will be prorated and can be kept as “credit” for future courses. A “credit’ will be valid for 24 months, starting from the date of your cancellation.

16. The maximum referral discount received per registrant is $50 from Family and Friends referral discount program; and the referral discount is not in conjunction with the early bird discount.