• Target Audience:

    Leaders of companies interested in learning, promoting and multiplying practices that can be useful to deal with everyday stress, difficult everyday situations such as anxiety, depression, bournout and impulsive attitudes.

  • Total workload

    9 pm


  • Á vista: R$ 1.440,00

  • Parcelado: R$ 1.600,00 em 4 parcelas de R$ 400,00

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We at Cefi Contextus decided to innovate, being protagonists in bringing to the world of work the Skills Training for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT-SE - Skills for Employment). Its proposal is to enable workers to manage their job in the best possible way, a fact that involves the ability to deal with emotions and relationships in the workplace, in addition to choosing the most appropriate conduct. There is scientific evidence of the effectiveness of this approach for people's emotional lives, and, consequently, for their work (Feingenbaum, 2018; Comtois et al., 2010).

DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan to help people with Borderline Personality Disorder. However, the treatment was so effective that it extended to other issues, for example, to people who had the characteristic of deregulation of emotions. Currently, skills training, one of the treatment activities, is used for groups of adults, adolescents, family members and in schools (Linehan, 1993a, 1993b, 2014). In the context of work, it was observed that people who have or deal with more vulnerable personalities are at greater risk of impairing the functioning of work (McMahon & Enders, 2009). There is still a dialectic in relation to work, because on the one hand it can be rewarding when it is related to people's values and needs, on the other hand, a high level of demands and stress can generate anxiety, depression, mental illness. Therefore, the possibility of empowering people with the skills to identify and manage their problematic cognitions and their related emotions is very important in the process of a better way of being at work (Overland et al., 2014).

We emphasize the power of better people management and we are convinced that leaders can transform their way of working with their teams using this tool of immediate applicability, promoting mental health at the personal and team level.

The course consists of theoretical and practical content and activities to be done in between classes, whose objective is to train the skill learned in class.


Mara Lins

Mara Lins

Psychologist (PUCRS, 1991). Master in Social Psychology. PhD in
Clinical Psychology. Specialist in Clinical Psychology by CFP. Specialist in Systemic Therapy, Professor of postgraduate courses, Supervisor and Director of CEFI-Center for Family and Individual Studies. Training in Contextual Behavioral Therapies,
working mainly on the following themes: Couple Integrative Behavior Therapy,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Vanessa Stechow - 07/05471

Vanessa Stechow - 07/05471

Psychologist (PUCRS). MBA in People Management with emphasis on Strategy (FGV / RS), Didata in Group Dynamics (SBDG) and qualification as PDA Analyst (Personal Development Analysis). International Training in Organizational Executive Coaching - Transformational Ontological Methodology with Leonardo Wolk, Leader Coach by ICI and The Coaching Clinic - Corporate Coach U. Training in Team Coaching with John Leary-Joyce (Academy of Executive Coaching - England), Coaching Course Team with Áurea Castilhos and Coaching Courses with Rosemary Napper (England). Training in Gestalt Therapy (Gestalt Centro). Specialization in Third Generation Contextual Behavioral Therapies (CEFI / CIPCO). Complementary training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He works in the clinical area with adults, adolescents and couples with a focus on Contextual Therapies. He is a member of the CEFI Contextus team. He was a professor at Universities PUCRS (1999), Integrated Universities Cândido Rondon / MT (2001) and La Salle Businnes School / RS, at the MBA in People Management and Coach Leadership (2015 and 2016). She is Coordinator and Facilitator of Training in Group Dynamics - SBDG.


● Contribute to the recognition of physical, mental and emotional phenomena, instead of automatically reacting to them;

● Favor the identification of triggers for automatic reactions;

● Assist in the process of self-management of emotional regulation and well-being;

● (Re) discovery of values ​​and behaviors that go towards the
professional who if you want to be;

● Improve communication skills, problem solving and
decision making;

● Observe the context and consequences of the team's behaviors < br />
● Contribute to promoting awareness of one's own limits and positive emotional states
with oneself, such as self-compassion;

Target Audience

This program is especially suitable for:

  • Increased self-knowledge

  • Mental health promotion

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress management

  • Reactivity in everyday life

  • Pressure at work



  • IN COMPANY: Designed for a single company. The training will last 21 hours. Distribution of workload and number of meetings will be combined according to the company's possibilities.

  • OPEN GROUP: For several leaders from different companies. The period will be held on 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 4/12 and 12/11/2020. The workload is 3 hours per meeting. The hours will be from 9am to 12pm.

Program content

  1. - Mindfulness and Active Mind

  2. - Emotional regulation and managing stress

  3. - Knowing Behavioral Psychology and Chain Analysis

  4. - Learning about Validation and Values ​​at work

  5. - Training Interpersonal Effectiveness

  6. - Problem solving and decision making

  7. - Personal limits and self-compassion


Online training, through the CEFI Zoom Platform, with theoretical classes and experiential exercises. There will be activities to be done in between classes.

A manual with texts, exercises and practical activities will be delivered. This will be forwarded to the participant before the Training starts.



Comtois, K. A., Kerbrat, A. H., Atkins, D., Harned, M., & Elwood, L. (2010). Recovery from disability for individuals with borderline personality disorder: a feasibility trial of DBT-ACES. Psychiatric Services, 61 (11), 1106–1111.

Feigenbaum, J. D. (2018). The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Psychology, Clinical Psychology Online Publication. DOI: 10.1093 / oxfordhb / 9780198758723.013.23

Linehan, M. (1993a). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York: Guilford Press.

Linehan, M. M. (1993b). Skills training manual for treating borderline personality disorder. New York: Guilford Press.

Linehan, M. M. (2014). DBT® skills training manual. New York: Guilford Press.

McMahon, R. C., & Enders, C. (2009). Personality disorder factors predict recovery of employment functioning among treated cocaine abusers. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 35 (3), 138–144.

Overland, S., Grasdal, A., Løvvik, C., Lie, S. A., & Reme, S. E. (2014). EPA-1090 – The effectiveness of a work-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and individual job support on return to work for common mental disorders: randomized controlled multicenter trial. European Psychiatry, 29, 1.