Australian DBT Institute Self-Paced Webinar

Youth Adaptions in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) + 6hr Webinar

This program is offered as self-paced webinar. This webinar was delivered by Dr. Peter L. King and was been recorded by Australian DBT Institute. 
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

An evidence based approach developed by Professor Marsha Linehan from the USA.

Ongoing Access

Participants of this course have ongoing access to all materials provided through this CMHE Academy portal.


A certificate of completion is available on CMHE Academy in the final section of this program.


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DBT Youth Adaption

DBT Youth Adaption

DBT Youth Adaption

DBT Youth Adaption

DBT Youth Adaption

DBT Youth Adaption

Professionals working with suicidal adolescents with multiple problems are often challenged by complex clinical presentations and the many dilemmas that arise during treatment.Evidence suggests that Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) can help suicidal adolescents and their families.

This webinar explores DBT and its application to an adolescent population to engage and retain clients.Participants will advance their knowledge in specific principles and strategies relevant to DBT skills training and coaching with adolescents and families, individual therapy, family sessions, and managing communication and coaching outside of session (e.g. phone calls, emails, texts, etc.). Specific attention will be paid to teaching adolescents and families the skills of dialectics, validation, and behaviour change (“Middle Path”).

Content Covered
  • Become familiar with existing DBT research for suicidal multi-problem adults and adolescents
  • Identify the theory, principles, functions, and modes of comprehensive DBT and explore how they apply to working with adolescents and families
  • Introduce the biosocial theory
  • Employ DBT commitment strategies with adolescents
  • Target problematic behaviours
  • Involve families in DBT.
Australian DBT Institute Workshop Materials

Youth Adaptions in DBT + 6hr Webinar

Developed by

Australian DBT Institute

The Australian DBT Institute is a specialist service established in 2004 during a formal partnership and mentoring through Marsha Linehan’s (developer of DBT) training organisation Behavioral Tech LLC between 2003 and 2008.

A range of DBT Approaches

With our diverse range of professional development courses, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career.

Online and Face-to-Face learning

The ADBTI delivers a range professional development courses in DBT, RO DBT and Trauma Informed Care online and in person!
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Australian DBT Institute & South East Asian DBT Institute

Webinar Faculty

Dr. Peter L. King

DBT-TI and Stabilisation Based Therapy Developer


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MHP trained
Dr. King is an experienced educator and clinician with over 25 years of experiences in various public, community and private mental health settings. Since 1993, he has worked in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, DBT Programs, Psychotherapy, and as a Senior Executive in the health care and not-for-profit sector. Peter has consolidated this experience both in Australia and the USA through mentoring with Professor Marsha Linehan’s company Behavioral Tech LLC, mentoring with the Babette Rothschild the creator of Somatic Trauma Therapy, leading clinical research and completing his Ph.D. in the mental health field. 
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