Skills Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 7.09.22 AMThis one day training focuses on the Skills Training components of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy geared towards all participants interested in applying the skills component of DBT. Also suitable for individual therapist as all the skills sessions are discussed and are also applied in individual sessions.

Course Prerequisites: The Introduction to the Management of Emotion Dysregulation using DBT workshop is a prerequisite for this workshop. Clinicians are required to be trained to a level where they have knowledge of DBT, the standard content and processes of DBT.

Part 1: Mindfulness & Emotion Regulation Skills

We explore DBT which offers skills based non‐judgemental approach to the management of client’s with Borderline Personality Disorder and clients who are self harming. In particular key concepts of Core Mindfulness as an acceptance based module; teaching clients how to live with reality “as it is” will be explored. Emotion Regulation is also offered as a change‐oriented module, teaching clients how to alter themselves or their environments.

Modules of DBT Skills Training covered:

Mindfulness Meditation Skills. These skills centre on learning to observe, describe and participate in all experiences (including thoughts, sensations, emotions and things happening externally in the environment) without judging these experiences as “good” or “bad.” These are considered “core” skills that are necessary in order to implement the other DBT skills successfully.

Emotion Regulation Skills. In this module, patients learn to identify and manage emotional reactions.

Workshop content

  • Overview of DBT Skills Training (Structure, Homework and Facilitation of Skills)
  • Commitment in Skills Training
  • Integration of Middle Path Skills (Behaviouralism, Dialectics & Validation)
  • Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation Skills components of DBT

Part 2: Interpersonal Effectiveness & Distress Tolerance Skills

This course will explore DBT that offers skills based non‐judgemental approach to the management of client’s with Borderline Personality Disorder and clients who are self harming. In particular key concepts of Distress Tolerance as an acceptance based module; teaching clients how to live with reality “as it is” will be explored. Interpersonal Effectiveness as a change‐oriented module, teaching clients how to alter themselves or their environments will also be addressed.

Modules of DBT Skills Training covered:

Interpersonal effectiveness skills: Learn effective strategies for asking for what one needs, saying no and coping with conflict. Learn how to assist your clients in analysing a situation and determining goals for interpersonal effectiveness.

Distress tolerance skills: The ability to tolerate and accept distress is essential. Learn how to teach clients to perceive their own environment without putting demands on it to be different. Learn how to teach clients to experience their own emotional state without attempting to change it, and to observe their own thoughts and action patterns without attempting to stop or control them.

Workshop content

  • Overview of DBT Skills Training (Structure, Homework and Facilitation of Skills)
  • Commitment in Skills Training
  • Integration of Middle Path Skills (Behaviouralism, Dialectics & Validation)
  • Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills components of DBT

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!

Dates & Locations

march 2018

20mar9:00 am- 4:00 pmSkills Training in Dialectical Behaviour TherapyBrisbane Workshop

23mar9:00 am- 4:00 pmSold Out!Skills Training in Dialectical Behaviour TherapyMelbourne Workshop

june 2018

14jun9:00 am- 4:00 pmSkills Training in Dialectical Behaviour TherapySydney Workshop

september 2018

24sep - 25sep 249:00 amsep 25Skills Training in Dialectical Behaviour TherapyPhuket, Thailand Workshop

october 2018

18oct9:00 am- 4:00 pmSkills Training in Dialectical Behaviour TherapySydney Workshop

25oct9:00 am- 4:00 pmSkills Training in Dialectical Behaviour TherapyMelbourne Workshop

30oct9:00 am- 4:00 pmSkills Training in Dialectical Behaviour TherapyBrisbane Workshop

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