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DBT Skills Training Groups: Interpersonal Effectiveness

This practical one-day course can be taken independently or as part of the BPS Approved Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Taught by highly qualified DBT practitioners, this course will give you the essential set of skills for running Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills Training Groups with your clients.

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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DBT Skills Training Groups: Interpersonal Effectiveness

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This one day training is both a stand-alone training module as well as one of the four skills training modules that form part of the BPS Approved Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

This module covers the six areas of DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills Training typically run over a six week period.

The three areas covered include:

  • Developing & Maintaining Relationships
  • Balancing Change & Acceptance in Relationships
  • Assertiveness & Interpersonal Problem Solving

Issues addressed:

  • Learning skills to get what you want and need from others
  • How to build relationships and end destructive ones
  • How to travel a middle path between change and acceptance in relationships
  • “DEAR MAN” strategy (Describe, Express, Assert, Reinforce, Mindfully, Appear confident, Negotiate)
  • “GIVE” technique (Gentle, Interested, Validate, Easy manner)
  • “FAST” technique (Fair, Avoid apologies, Stick to values, Truthful)
  • How Far Do You Go In Asking For Something & How Far Do You Go In Saying No?

BPS Approved Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:

Module 1: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Two-Day Introductory Course

Module 2: DBT Skills Training Groups (STG):

Module 3: Assessed casebook assignment, consult group attendance, reports and test

Early Bird Price: £150 + VAT (£180) per delegate to include refreshments and course materials. This discount is available on bookings made more than 1 month prior the course date event.
Regular Price: £180 + VAT (£216).

Certificate of Completion:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 7 CPD training hours for individual 1 days course if you sign in on the day (attending in person) or have full attendance record (attending via webcast).

BPS Approved Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy requires attendance of all training modules, plus completion of the online module and a separate online test (80% pass). Online test should be completed no later than 6 months after the last module.

Course Leaders:

Catherine Parker
Accredited CBT Therapist

Catherine Parker has many years of clinical experience, working in Community Mental Health services in London and Derbyshire. She completed her intensive DBT training in 2001. She was a founder member of the Derbyshire DBT Service, delivering full programme DBT for over 15 years. She qualified in CBT in 2008, and has practiced as a CBT psychotherapist in both primary and secondary care settings. She is currently the Service Manager & Clinical Lead of the CBT Service in the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, treating service users with severe and complex needs, as well as supervising both CBT and DBT therapists.

Catherine's focus on clinical work has informed her training activities. Throughout her career as a psychotherapist, she has delivered DBT workshops within her NHS Trust and at local universities, sharing her practical experience of using DBT principles to treat a variety of diagnoses in both IAPT and Community Mental Health settings. She has been the Chair of the DBT Special Interest Group of the BABCP since 2013, and has participated in a number of symposia and other events featuring DBT at the BABCP national conferences.

(The British Psychological Society)
9 OCTOBER 2019
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