DBT Skills Training: Essentials™ GmbH

Course Name:

DBT Skills Training: Essentials™ GmbH

Course Date:

11-12 November 2024

Course Location:

Live Training, Online Via Zoom

Course Length:

2 Days

Course Description

This 2-day introductory workshop covers the essential DBT Skills: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness and is designed for all mental health professionals who want to learn DBT skills to improve their work with their clients. It also provides an overview of the manner in which DBT conceptualises problems, as well as the behaviour change, validation, and dialectical strategies used across all modes of the treatment.

Participants learn the goals of each skills module, and the targets for DBT skills training. They are also taught how to apply fundamental DBT strategies in skills training and coaching, so as to maintain dialectical balance in the endeavour. Clinical examples are used to illustrate specific skills training procedures.

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 Objectives:
As a result of this training, participants will be able to describe the key elements of DBT skills training.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
·       Describe the dialectical nature of DBT skills training.
·       Identify the targets for DBT skills training.
·       Explain the goals of the DBT skills modules.
·       Identify the strategies and procedures required for effective DBT skills training.
·       Explain the progression from skills acquisition and strengthening to generalisation.


·       Prior knowledge of DBT is not required.

This training will be enhanced if participants are familiar with Dr. Marsha Linehan’s DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, and should attend the training with this book.


Amy Gaglia Essletzbichler

Dr Amy Gaglia Essletzbichler

Consultant Trainer

Supporting Materials

dbt book

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.

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:

€400 + VAT per person

Early Bird:

€325 + VAT per person

Early Bird Expiry:

10 September 2024

Group Rate:

4+ €300 + VAT per person OR 20+ €250 + VAT per person

Commissioned Courses Available:

Yes - For Groups 50+

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