Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

This workshop is a requirement for those seeking to attend other DBT workshops.

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7CPD hrsThe Introduction to DBT workshop assists clinicians looking to be orientated to DBT and DBT teams who have recently hired new staff. Participants are trained to a level where they will have an overall knowledge of DBT, management of emotion dysregulation as well as the standard content and processes of DBT. Our trainers have extensive experience in running DBT and DBT informed programs and offer a workshop which is interactive and practice based.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan PhD at the University of Washington, is a type of psychotherapy (sometimes called “talking therapy”) for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). DBT is a cognitive behavioural therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviours (e.g., actions) in the development and the treatment of BPD. DBT includes some changes to the traditional cognitive behavioural elements of therapy in order to help specifically reduce the symptoms of BPD.

*The Introduction to DBT workshop is a requirement for all those seeking to attend our other DBT workshops, excluding those who have attended a Marsha Linehan DBT workshop*

Workshop content

  • Overview of DBT Theory (Research, Theoretical Basis, Stages of Treatment, Structure)
  • Commitment in DBT
  • Skills Training
  • Individual Therapy
  • Phone Coaching
  • Contingencies
  • Middle Path (Behaviouralism, Dialectics & Validation)

Who should attend?

Individuals from a range of professional backgrounds who work in community-based services, including youth, family, homeless, aged, welfare, alcohol and substance, mental health, and disability. Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health OTs, and Psychiatrists have all found this workshop useful!


1 Day Workshop (9.00am – 4.00pm)

Dates & Locations

august 2017

4aug9:00 am- 4:00 pmIntroduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)Brisbane Workshop

7aug9:00 am- 4:00 pmIntroduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)Sydney Workshop

10aug9:00 am- 4:00 pmIntroduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)Melbourne Workshop