Far North Queensland Retreat (DBT Focus)

Retreat Location is Pearl on Newell Beach (75 minutes from Cairns International Airport)

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Looking to start a DBT program or use DBT strategies in your clinical practice? Well CMHE’s retreat in Far North Queensland may be may just be for you! Not only will you be eligible to meet your annual requirement of CPD points from this training but also access to a full retreat experience!

CALL GARETH ON 03 9090 7221 FOR MORE INFORMATION!

 

Choose one of our two remaining packages

1feb - 6feb 13:30 pmfeb 6Far North Queensland Retreat (Mindfulness & DBT)MASTER SUITE PACKAGE (Incl. transfers, accommodation and education)

1feb - 6feb 13:30 pmfeb 6Far North Queensland Retreat (Mindfulness & DBT)SHARED SUITE PACKAGE (Incl. transfers, accommodation and education)

2feb - 5feb 29:00 amfeb 5Far North Queensland Retreat (Mindfulness & DBT)EDUCATION REGISTRATION ONLY

Our Clinician Far North Queensland Retreat

Clinician Retreats are specifically designed for health professionals interested in learning how to incorporate mindfulness into their clinical practice and daily lives. Our retreats offer retreat for health professionals inFar North Queensland which offers a variety of activities and new learning opportunities. During the retreat your mindfulness sessions will be guided by one of our trained practitioners through mindfulness based breathing, mindful walking and other mindfulness based strategies for you and your clients. The Retreat provides you with an experiential understanding of mindfulness and aims to teach you the tools that will enable you to incorporate this practice into your daily and work lives.

Retreat Features

  • Morning and Afternoon Mindfulness training
  • Massage or Spa Experience available
  • Daily Yoga
  • Clinical Education Seminars to meet annual professional development requirements of mental health and wellbeing professionals
  • Mindfulness in Clinical Practice Lectures
  • Organic Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Available (Predominantly vegetarian with some seafood based meals)
  • Access to a Private Pool
  • Quality accommodation options available depending on budget (Master Rooms or Shared Rooms)
  • Mindfulness Theory Hand-outs and Reference Sheets
  • Daily 15 minute private mentoring sessions/supervision available to all participants
  • Guided Walks & optional rain forest expeditions available
  • Cooking Class
  • End of week group boat trip (subject to weather)
  • Transfers from Cairns Airport to Accommodation on Newell Beach

Who is This Retreat for? 

Entry is open to all health professionals of any modality who have an understanding of mindfulness and a commitment to further their practice in mindfulness. The retreat will focus on DBT Foundation skills which have been shown to be effective when working with individuals with emotion regulation difficulties and borderline personality disorder.

Proof of professional background as well as a written statement on your clinical experience, mindfulness practice experience and retreat goals is required prior to attending the retreat. Completion of this retreat will be acknowledged with a certificate of attendance.

Retreat Size 

The number of participants will be limited to 10 people.

Retreat Fee:

Participants are expected to arrange their own flights. The fee for the full 5 Day retreat experience ($3500 for Master Suite or $2,500 for Shared Room), or $1,500 if you would like to access your own accommodation and meals. 

Call Gareth on 03 9090 7221 to discuss this!

DBT Foundation Training Details

Foundation Training is included in full retreat or $1,500 if you choose to only attend training and organise your own accommodation and meals)

This foundation training focuses on the overall application of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy geared towards all participants having an understanding of, commitment to and benefits Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) can have for your clients.

This course knowledge and offers skills based non-judgmental approach to the management of client’s with Borderline Personality Disorder and clients who are self harming. In particular key concepts of Core Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance as acceptance based modules; teaching clients how to live with reality “as it is” will be explored. Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness as change- oriented modules, teaching clients how to alter themselves or their environments will also be addressed.

Topics covered:

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

This five day training focuses on the overall application of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy geared towards all participants having an understanding of, commitment to and benefits Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) can have for your clients.

This course will consolidate your DBT knowledge and offers skills based non‐judgmental approach to the management of client’s with Borderline Personality Disorder and clients who are self harming. In particular key concepts of Core Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance as acceptance based modules; teaching clients how to live with reality “as it is” will be explored. Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness as change‐oriented modules, teaching clients how to alter themselves or their environments will also be addressed.

This course will go through all the structures, components and resources required to run a successful DBT or DBT Informed program.

Stylistic strategies:

How to reframe suicidal and other behaviours as part of the clients learned ‘problem solving’ repertoire. Participants will learn to balance active problem solving with validating the client’s current emotional state and behavioural responses. This session will teach you to blend a ‘matter‐of‐fact’, irreverent attitude towards current and previous dysfunctional behaviours with warmth, flexibility and responsive- ness to the client.

Attention to contingencies:

Ways to influence behaviour. BPD individuals actively avoid threatening situations. This session will assist participants to expose client in session and in vivo to fear eliciting stimuli. Participants will learn to arrange and encourage exposures.

Validation:

This session will be an in‐depth practice of validating the client’s thoughts feelings and actions. Participants will learn to search for the grain of wisdom or truth in each client response and know how to communicate that to the client. The emphasis here is on building and maintaining a positive, interpersonal, collaborative relationship between client and therapist

Format and organisation of sessions:

Learn how to structure a session and stay on task. Learn how to use diary cards to maximise success of a session. Participants will learn to manage issues that come up in session in a timely manner and how to conduct chain analysis of problem behaviours.

Core Mindfulness Skills:

Learn how to practice mindfulness with your clients every session. This session will focus on using skills to balance emotion mind and reasonable mind to achieve wise mind. Participants will practice strategies through roles play and observe and describe skills that will then be able to impart to clients.

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.

Emotion regulation skills:

Suicidal behaviours are often behavioural solutions to intolerably painful emotions. Learn to assist clients in identifying the difference between their primary emotion (adaptive and appropriate to the context), and their secondary response (intense shame, anxiety or rage). Learn ways of exposing your client to their primary emotion in a non judgmental atmosphere.

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.

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!

DBT Workshop Component

  • Each Day of the Retreat (Education Component – 9.00am – 3.00pm)

Registrations (Choose one of three packages below)

Choose one of our two remaining packages

1feb - 6feb 13:30 pmfeb 6Far North Queensland Retreat (Mindfulness & DBT)MASTER SUITE PACKAGE (Incl. transfers, accommodation and education)

1feb - 6feb 13:30 pmfeb 6Far North Queensland Retreat (Mindfulness & DBT)SHARED SUITE PACKAGE (Incl. transfers, accommodation and education)

2feb - 5feb 29:00 amfeb 5Far North Queensland Retreat (Mindfulness & DBT)EDUCATION REGISTRATION ONLY

Video of the retreat location on Newell Beach, Queensland

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