DBT Skills Training: Enhanced™

Course Name:

DBT Skills Training: Enhanced™

Course Date:

11-13 September 2024

Course Location:

Live Training via Zoom

Course Length:

3 Days

Course Description

This 3-day advanced workshop is intended for those who have prior knowledge of DBT, are actively running skills groups, and who want to enhance their learning to improve their work with their clients. It provides an in-depth look into DBT Skills within Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness, as well as the training methods required to help patients move from skills acquisition to generalisation of skills into their natural environments. The intended purpose of the various skills and the rationale (including the evidence) for their place in the treatment are addressed. Clinical examples are used to illustrate specific skills training procedures.

Participants will learn key teaching points for the various skills.

DBT skills are one of 4 modes of standard outpatient DBT. Whilst attendance at this workshop is expected to enhance clinical work, the workshop will not result in participants knowing how to conduct full DBT. For those who want to implement a full DBT programme we recommend completion of the comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Intensive Training™.

Primary Objective:
As a result of this training, participants will be able to conduct DBT skills training.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence, convey the rationale, teach the skills, and identify situations where Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation skills can be helpful.
  • Demonstrate the following: strategies for increasing client motivation; the ability to manage questions, conversations and comments in skills training; the ability to manage interactions among skills training participants; how to solve problems that arise during skills training class.
  • Employ strategies for creating an engaging skills training class where specific skills are identified to help with specific and relevant situations, where patients are motivated to engage in skills and behavioural rehearsals and where questions and activities are used to assess skills deficits.
  • Conduct missing links analyses of incomplete homework assignments as well as chain analyses in the context of skills training classes.


Before participating in this course, participants must be running skills groups and have completed any of the following:

• DBT Skills: Essentials™
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Foundational Training™
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Intensive Training

This course relies on Dr. Marsha Linehan’s DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, and participants should have this book available during the course.


Amy Gaglia Essletzbichler

Dr Amy Gaglia Essletzbichler

Consultant Trainer

Supporting Materials

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DBT Skills Manual


The much awaited updated edition of Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Skills Manual. This step-by-step guide is a comprehensive resource providing vital tools for implementing DBT Skills Training.

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DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents


From leading experts who have trained thousands of professionals in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), this manual provides indispensable tools for treating adolescents with emotional or behavioural problems of any level of severity.

Course Costs

Course Cost:

£600 + VAT per person

Group Rate:

4+ £450 + VAT per person OR 20+ £375 + VAT per person

Commissioned Courses Available:

Yes - For Groups 50+

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