Adaptations of DBT for Neurodivergent Brains

Level Two Partner Workshop With Lori Glenn



Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST


Hosted via Zoom. Participants will be able to attend online or call in over the phone.

Course Description

This course is an immersive three-hour online journey that delves into the realm of neurodiversity and the adaptations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that can help you better support your clients. We begin with an introduction to ADHD, unraveling its multifaceted nature and exploring the subtle nuances of neurodivergence.

Through an exploration of ADHD, it will be demonstrated how neurodivergence shows up in real life scenarios. We’ll navigate the labyrinth of ADHD symptoms, empowering you with the knowledge needed to have the clarity and confidence to work with and better understand ADHD.

The focus of DBT will be specifically dedicated to the recommended adaptations of DBT tailored for the neurodivergent brain. This facet of the course will equip you with a treasure trove of coping techniques that have been finely attuned to support the intricate wiring of neurodiverse minds.

Imagine this: you, the provider, facing a newly diagnosed client with ADHD. With the tools gleaned from this workshop, you seamlessly identify the unique manifestations of ADHD, fostering a deeper understanding of your client’s struggles. You employ a tailored DBT-neurodivergent toolkit that will allow you to support your client while also fostering a positive connection between you, an experience where your neurodivergent client can feel seen without the social expectations of masking.

This training is most suitable for individuals who already have some training and experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This is not a fundamentals of DBT (DBT 101) course. If you are interested in a fundamentals of DBT course, we will be running one in April. Learn more by visiting our Training Calendar.

By the time you complete this training, you will be equipped with specific knowledge and resources tailored for the neurodivergent brain. You’ll have the skills to identify ADHD symptoms, and to seamlessly adapt your already existing DBT skills/toolkit to the unique needs of neurodivergent individuals. Join us in this academic adventure, enrich your practice, and empower your clients on their journeys of self-discovery and growth.


  • Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $49.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $59.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $69.00*

*Plus Eventbrite’s fee.


Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is designed specifically for helping professionals. We define “helping professional” as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service.

How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop has been capped at 35 participants.

What is a level two partner workshop?
This refers to a workshop that is being put on by another organization or individual with the support of A Question of Care. It is also being offered at a more advanced, 201 level, and while taking prerequisite courses is recommended, it is not required.

Will I receive a certificate for attending?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after participating in the workshop and filling out a post-course evaluation.

Will these sessions be recorded?
No, these sessions will not be recorded in order to maintain the privacy of participants, but any relevant slides and handouts will be sent to attendees.

What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the first session. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. If we must cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.

The cost of this workshop has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Additionally, local participants can contact us to apply for a bursary.


  • Lori Glenn

    Lori Glenn is a highly regarded Registered Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. A proud graduate of Trent University with a degree in psychology emphasizing education, Lori also holds a Behavioural Science Diploma from St. Lawrence College and a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

    As a clinical supervisor, Lori has guided numerous budding therapists into the professional space. She operates a thriving hybrid clinic based in Cobourg, Ontario, and has facilitated multiple therapy workshops, actively contributing to the mental wellness of her local community.

    Lori’s journey with mental health is both professional and personal. She navigates her world with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), experiencing the ups and downs, the challenges, and victories that come with striving for and maintaining wellness and balance. This lived experience informs her authentic and respectful approach to therapy, equipping her to better serve clients facing similar challenges.

    Lori is passionate about offering help for a variety of issues including addiction, eating disorders, and ADHD. Drawing from her own experiences and her extensive educational background, she is dedicated to helping others overcome their challenges and find more balance and harmony in their lives.

    Lori’s compassionate, respectful approach, combined with her expertise and personal insight, makes her an invaluable asset to the therapy community and a sought-after contributor to seminars and workshops.

May 2024
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