An introduction to DBT for Therapists
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PT585
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course will present the 4 modules of DBT as an opportunity to learn how to approach mind and emotions to ultimately enhance life situations and relationships. Therapists will be invited to work experientially so that they may appreciate their own challenges in incorporating DBT skills into their own life as preparation for offering these to clients.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The 4 DBT modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness will be covered and will integrate many learnings from the tutors own experience of using these skills personally, in residential addiction treatment settings and in private practice. As Acceptance is such an important aspect of DBT, each training day will incorporate focus on mindfulness/mediation techniques.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Apply DBT skills to your own individual life as well as guiding others in everyday practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
As an introduction to DBT, this course is suitable for therapists from a range of training modalities who are interested in developing a coaching approach with clients.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching will involve an element of presentation through powerpoint, group discussion and the opportunity to experiment with skills in each module. Therapists may also find it useful to consider the application of new skills to their current caseload and where relevant the tutor will also bring examples from current or recent client work.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs, please bring a notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may be interested in other CPD courses we run:
PT512 - Working with addiction
PT582 - Recovery for Infidelity/Affair
PT584 - Unconscious Bias.