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5 Day DBT Upgrade Training 13-17 November 2017 - The Queens Hotel CHESTER


Event Name:

5 Day DBT Upgrade Training 13-17 November 2017 - The Queens Hotel CHESTER

Event Location


Starting on:

Monday 13 November, 2017

Ending on:

Friday 17 November, 2017

Course Description

SAVE £250 pp – Register by July 28th 2017—SAVE £250 pp   Limited Numbers 

Course held at The Queens Hotel CH1 3AH : Located opposite Chester Train Station , Parking also available

The 5 day DBT Upgrade Training is designed specifically for an individual or a small group of therapists (maximum of four) who have completed preliminary training in DBT (i.e. Foundation or equivalent) and are looking to increase their training to Intensive level status. The course is also well suited to those who are looking to refresh their skills and knowledge to further promote adherence to the model in the workplace. It is not a substitute for Intensive Training but is meant to assist teams that have employed new staff or experienced staff turnover and also to assist individuals who partake in the training in creating a structured route toward advanced DBT Training and accreditation. This course is also suitable for those who may have received their initial training in DBT with another training provider This course will assume that all participants work in an active DBT Programme, participate in a consultation team, and work within a comprehensively trained team.


  • All applicants require a core professional qualification in mental health (e.g. nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social work
  • Successfully completed Foundational training ( or equivalent )
  • You will be asked to be prepared by:
  • Bringing a target hierarchy and chain and solution analysis from the same case
  • Provide a list of the functions and modes of the DBT Programme you are a member of
  • Come prepared to lead a mindfulness exercise if called upon to do so


Dr Michaela Swales is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Senior Reader on the North Wales Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme.  She undertook training in DBT with Marsha Linehan in 1994 and went on to form the first UK DBT programme.  She is recognised as an international expert on personality disorder and currently Mental Health Intervention for young people.  She is the course for the world’s first university qualification in DBT: the Post Graduate Certificate in DBT from Bangor University. For fifteen years Dr Swales led a DBT programme for suicidal and self-harming adolescents in a Tier IV service. She has also led a research therapy team delivering DBT to adults with treatment resistant depression

Dr Christine Dunkley is a senior trainer with biDBT. She left the NHS in 2012 after 30 years service to concentrate on her role as a consultant psychological therapist across the UK & Ireland. An honorary lecturer at Bangor University, her publications include ‘Teaching clients to Use Mindfulness skills’ (Routledge) and ‘Core components of DBT’ (DVD series) She is also chair of the Society for DB


Price: £1200 pp (Excl VAT & £50 pp Licence Fee)

*** Early Bird discount Register by July 28th 2017—SAVE £250 pp***

*Registration Deadline 31 October 2017*



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