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Dr. Laurence Y. Katz
Dr. Laurence Katz, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is a leading expert in the use of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) (a short-term evidence-based psychotherapy for suicidal behaviour) with suicidal adolescents. He is the only Canadian DBT trainer affiliated with Behavioural Tech LLC in Seattle, Washington [www.behavioraltech.org] and has previously worked with Drs. Cox and Miller (New York) to evaluate the feasibility of using DBT on an inpatient unit. Using his specific skills in DBT training, Dr. Katz will lead the adaptation of DBT to be culturally-grounded for First Nations populations and will train Swampy Cree Tribal Council mental health workers to provide DBT in their own communities.