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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (2 days)

NB! - Course runs for 2 (TWO) consecutive days from the date advertised.

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 two-day 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).


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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Recording

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5 Modules of the Certificate in Third Wave CBT:

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.

During the two day course, delegates will learn and understand the component parts of DBT and will have opportunities to observe a selection of DBT skills as well as practice elements of the approach which they can incorporate into their practice work. An introduction to some of the concepts in DBT skills training groups along with their practicalities will also be included.

Dr Fiona Kennedy is an established 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 the researcher and author of one of the primary models of dissociation operating in the therapy field today and has presented her research at many national and international conferences and received an award for clinical excellence from BUPA.

This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete the BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT. You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Certificate.

“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

Early Bird Price: £250 + VAT (£300) 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: £280 + VAT (£336).

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 12 CPD training hours for individual 2 days course course if you sign in on both days (attending in person) or have full attendance record (attending via webcast).

BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT requires attendance of all training modules in person or via webcast, plus completion of the online module and a separate online test (75% pass). Please click here for more details.

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 Outline:

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE THE COURSE

IMPORTANT! THIS IS A BPS APPROVED COURSE AND ALL THE TRAINING HOURS OF THIS COURSE SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THE BPS APPROVED CERTIFICATE.
Please make sure that you arrive in time for 9.30 AM start (sharp!). Your late arrival might result in you not been eligible for the BPS Approved Certificate.
The same applies to the finish times. Make sure that your travel arrangements enable you to be present until 4.30 PM every day of the course.
We very much appreciate your co-operation on this matter.

Every day consists of the morning session (starting at 9.30 AM sharp!) and afternoon session (finishing at 4.30 PM strictly).
Refreshments provided during your morning (11.15) and afternoon (14.45) break.
Lunch break (1 hour) – lunch by own arrangements (12.30 – 13.30).

Due to the INTENSIVE NATURE of this training we advise you to have extra drinks of water with you and layers of clothing to adjust effectively to the temperature in the room.

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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