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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has developed as a combination of operant and skills training approaches, the incorporation of the concept of dialectics and the central role of mindfulness. Variations of DBT – in its pure form, in the form of its component parts or in adapted forms such as Radically Open DBT have developed as a gold standard approach to working with “treatment resistant” and “difficult to treat” clients.

Can be taken as an individual online course or as a part of a Certificate in Third Wave CBT, Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


DBT has been demonstrated to be effective with Borderline Personality Disorder, suicidal intent, sexual abuse survivors, chemical dependency and eating disorders. Its recognition of motivational obstacles to therapeutic engagement and its creative solutions mark it out as one of the most practical approaches to poor motivation in the therapeutic arena today. Its four component parts – of Mindfulness, the development of Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Skills – provide a research based set of skills and protocols that delegates will be able to draw from whatever their working context.

This DBT Introductory Online Training is based on SDS’ BPS Approved two-day course and will enable you to:

  • learn and understand the component parts of DBT
  • understand some of the concepts in DBT skills training groups along with their practicalities
  • observe a selection of DBT skills
  • practice elements of the approach
  • incorporate your new skills into your practice

How this course is different:

  • The ONLY ONLINE CERTIFICATE course on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Approved by The British Psychological Society
  • Presented by Dr Fiona Kennedy
  • Not just boring text BUT:
    • A video of the presenter with every slide – full course content
    • Full exercises for you to participate in
    • 8 additional pieces of reading materials
    • 12 additional worksheets
    • 11 additional video presentations
    • Online tests to test your knowledge after each chapter (10)
    • Course breaks to facilitate your effectiveness
    • The final test that gives you an instant access to your Course Certificate with CPD 14 hours
  • Works towards BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT, already completed by over 930 delegates. Join them today!

The course is presented by Dr Fiona Kennedy, an established DBT practitioner, manager and academic. Her creation of an effective DBT treatment service for self-harming, suicidal, ‘revolving door’ inpatients was quoted as an example of national excellence by the governments’ National Audit Office in its House of Commons report ‘Safer Patient Services’ 2005. She is an esteemed researcher and author in the fields of dissociation, third wave CBT and many others.

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5 Modules of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT:

This course is available for in-house training.
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“Fantastic approach from Fiona who encouraged everyone to share experiences and be involved in a comfortable and non-threatening way. Really enjoyed the course. Thank you Fiona.”
K.M., Nurse

“I enjoyed the focus on commitment and validation. The roleplays helped my learning and I feel I will be able to integrate the skills into my work.”
K.T., Clinical Psychologist

Online Training: £250+VAT*.
* VAT is not charged for delegates whose address is outside the EU)

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 14 CPD training hours after completing the training.

Recommended Viewing:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with Marsha Linehan - 2 CPD Hours

Enjoy this rare opportunity to watch a true pioneer in action. Marsha Linehan, PhD, the creator of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), is best known for her success with suicidal and highly complex clients. The amount of evidence-based research surrounding DBT is tremendous; not only in its application with Borderline Personality Disorder, but also with many other hard-to-treat conditions.

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Recommended Viewing:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell - 1 CPD Hour

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder but now has a wide evidence base for a broader range of complex conditions with treatment resistant presentations.
In this enlightening and practical video interview Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham explores with Dr Fiona Kennedy the key elements of DBT and its applications to complex cases.

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Course Leader:

Dr. Fiona C. Kennedy
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Fiona Kennedy has a vast clinical experience in mental health (from anxiety through eating disorders and PTSD, to psychosis and personality disorders) and learning disability fields. Fiona’s main orientation for many years has been Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She was a Board Member/Trustee for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). She has extensive experience of teaching and presenting, giving regular input to doctoral training programmes and teaching other professionals. Amongst many other research projects she has studied dissociation after trauma that led to a new theoretical model and scale, as well as innovative new treatments. The creation of an effective treatment service for self-harming, suicidal, ‘revolving door’ inpatients was quoted as an example of national excellence by the government’s National Audit Office in its House of Commons report ‘Safer Patient Services’ 2005. She has presented her research at many national and international conferences and received an award for clinical excellence from BUPA. With her deep knowledge of the subject and outstanding leadership qualities Dr Fiona Kennedy is a truly inspirational tutor.

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