DBT Skills Training: The Essentials™
DBT Skills Training: The Essentials™Course Date:
22 - 23 July 2021Course Level:
2 daysCourse Continuation Date:
This introductory two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. 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. This course incorporates video of roundtable discussions of DBT experts, and demonstrations of a skills training class.
This course is designed for all mental health professionals who want to learn DBT skills to improve their work with their clients. Prior knowledge of DBT is not required; however, learning 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.
Research indicates that DBT skills are a key mechanism of change for suicide attempts, non-suicidal self-injury, depression, and anger (Neacsiu et al., 2010), and multiple randomised control trials have shown DBT skills to be effective for a variety of problems, including depression, emotion dysregulation, binge eating, and borderline personality disorder.
DBT skills are one of 4 modes of standard outpatient DBT. While attendance at this workshop is expected to enhance clinical work, the workshop will not result in participants knowing how to conduct DBT.
As a result of this training participants will be able to do DBT skills training.
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.
No Pre-requisites needed to join this course
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.
£400 + VAT Per PersonEarly Bird:
£325 + VAT Per PersonEarly Bird Expiry:
22nd April 2021Group Rate:
4+ £300 + VAT Per Person OR 20+ £250+ VAT Per PersonCommissioned Courses Available:
Yes - For Groups 20+
|Level 1: Introduction to DBT: Learn the basic principles of DBT and decide if it is right for you and your clients|
|Level 2: Therapy Essentials: Apply DBT principles and how DBT skills can integrate into your existing practice. You may also choose to offer DBT skills training groups.|
|Level 3: Comprehensive Training in Standard DBT: Implement a full DBT program, based on the original model developed and researched by Dr. Marsha Linehan|
|Level 4: Advanced DBT Training and Adaptations: Learn how to adapt DBT for special populations (e.g., children, adolescents)|