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Essentials in DBT (2 Days)
WORKSHOP LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introducing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to clients.
Explaining the biosocial theory behind DBT.
Teaching the middle path skills of dialectics, behavioural change, and validation.
Structure treatment according to the level of severity and prioritise treatment targets.
Orientating to emotion dysregulation.
Enhance motivation and commitment to treatment goals.
Coach clients through obstacles that arise during treatment.
Explore the structure of both a DBT and DBT informed approach.
Understanding of the role of commitment, skills group, individual therapy, phone coaching and consultation team.
Overview of DBT Skills Training (Structure, Homework and Facilitation of Skills)
Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills components of DBT
Our facilitators have extensive experience in running DBT and DBT informed programs and will facilitate this workshop in a lecture-style with some interactive discussions to ensure knowledge of practice-based implementations of DBT.
SKILLS EXPLORED IN THIS WORKSHOP
Mindfulness Skills. These skills center on learning to observe, describe and participate in all experiences (including thoughts, sensations, emotions, and things happening externally in the environment) without judging these experiences as “good” or “bad.” These are considered “core” skills that are necessary in order to implement the other DBT skills successfully.
Emotion Regulation Skills. In this module, patients learn to identify and manage emotional reactions.
Interpersonal effectiveness skills: Learn effective strategies for asking for what one needs, saying no, and coping with conflict. Learn how to assist your clients in analysing a situation and determining goals for interpersonal effectiveness.
Distress tolerance skills: The ability to tolerate and accept distress is essential. Learn how to teach clients to perceive their own environment without putting demands on it to be different. Learn how to teach clients to experience their own emotional state without attempting to change it, and to observe their own thoughts and action patterns without attempting to stop or control them.
DBT STRATEGIES EXPLORED IN THIS WORKSHOP
Stylistic strategies: How to reframe suicidal and other behaviours as part of the client’s learned ‘problem-solving’ repertoire. Participants will learn to balance active problem solving with validating the client’s current emotional state and behavioural responses. This session will teach you to blend a ‘matter‐of‐fact’, irreverent attitude towards current and previous dysfunctional behaviours with warmth, flexibility and responsiveness- ness to the client.
Attention to contingencies: Ways to influence behaviour. BPD individuals actively avoid threatening situations. This session will assist participants to expose the client in session and in vivo to fear eliciting stimuli. Participants will learn to arrange and encourage exposures.
Validation: This session will be an in‐depth practice of validating the client’s thoughts feelings and actions. Participants will learn to search for the grain of wisdom or truth in each client’s response and know how to communicate that to the client. The emphasis here is on building and maintaining a positive, interpersonal, collaborative relationship between client and therapist
Format and organisation of sessions: Learn how to structure an Individual session and stay on task. Learn how to use diary cards to maximise the success of a session. Participants will learn to manage issues that come up in session in a timely manner and how to conduct chain analysis of problem behaviours.
Created by Peter King PhD
FOR PARTICIPANTS OF CMHE & AUSTRALIAN DBT INSTITUTE WORKSHOPS
Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane - Online
The Australian DBT Institute is a specialist service of Gold Coast DBT Pty Ltd that was established in 2004 following a formal partnership and mentoring through Marsha Linehan’s (developer of DBT) training organisation Behavioral Tech LLC between 2003 and 2008. Each year the institute develops mental health professionals throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Our DBT workshops include one-day workshops (foundation, skills, individual therapy, AOD populations & youth), four-day retreats (Far North Queensland, & Thailand), and our twelve-month comprehensive training in DBT (Online, Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney). The Australian DBT Institute is also contracted by individual workplaces to develop their own DBT programs and educate staff onsite.
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