Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a treatment based on an overarching concept of emotion dysregulation as the underlying reason for a client’s struggles in life. It has a cognitive behavioural therapy basis but with the incorporation of principles of dialectics and mindfulness. It has been effective in treating a wide range of disorders across a range of population and age groups. The aim of this workshop is to introduce DBT and its key components with an emphasis on the skills that DBT teaches and is the first of two sessions.
This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.
Introduction to the DBT model and how this might influence your view of your clients
Distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills
Consider how you use validation with your clients
Mindfulness as discussed in DBT
Learn key skills to try with clients
Working with People Experiencing Mental Health and Addiction Needs
Maintaining professional and personal development
Sarah has 17 years’ experience, predominantly in DHB settings where she has worked across Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Child Development, and First Episode Psychosis Services. Other experience includes the University Counselling Centre and Clinical Educator, Clinical Psychology Programme at the University of Canterbury. The basis of Sarah’s therapeutic work has been CBT but she has branched into family therapy and more recently undertook intensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Sarah also supervises fellow psychologists as well as other clinicians.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Five
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
You will need
Headset and Microphone
Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
Stable broadband connection
Minimum System Requirements
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above
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