DBT Essentials is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT). All three days need to be attended.
|11th , 12th & 13th March 2020
||9:00am - 4:30pm each day
||Porth Eirias, The Promenade, Colwyn Bay LL29 8HH
||Amy George (APT)
||Targeted Services – Vulnerable People Team
Target Group - For mental health professionals interested in offering DBT to their clients
Course aims and objectives:
The DBT Essentials course covers:
- Definition of validation, and why it is important.
- Validation and its dialectical balance with problem solving and change strategies.
- Linehan's Biopsychosocial model of Borderline Personality Disorder, and how validation fits in with it.
- The implication of invalidating environments for a child, and for the adult.
- What constitutes an invalidating environment, including 'ideal' environments ... and a validating one, including how to create it.
- Exercises on creating validating responses to specific statements.
- Different ways of validating.
- Using validation in your own situation.
- How metaphors work and why we should use them.
- 6 Examples of metaphors.
- 4 Metaphors you can use repeatedly, for common problem situations.
- General principles of metaphors, including visual metaphors.
- Metaphors exercise.
- A case example, to illustrate the use of validation and metaphor.
- Relentless problem solving.
- The five stage problem solving strategy.
- Forms for clients (and you) to use with problem solving.
- Problem solving exercise.
- Personal experience of problem solving: exercise.
- Contingency management.
- Video demonstration of differential reinforcement in a clinical setting.
- The nature of contingency management and how it interacts with the conscious or unconscious motivations of the client.
- Behavioural analysis, especially as a response to severe behaviour such as parasuicidal behaviour.
- Chain analysis and solution analysis.
- Case example.
- Emotion-regulation exercise, especially including the focus on biological elements such as: sleep, exercise, illnesses, circadian rhythm.
- Interpersonal effectiveness exercise. To be effective interpersonally proves to be a key skill, and the research evidence is impressive on this. It is therefore one of the four skills taught in DBT, addressing frequent interpersonal issues.
- A definition and description of mindfulness and the best purposes it can fulfil.
- Kabat-Zinn's descriptions of mindfulness.
- Mindfulness and its role in balancing 'the emotional mind' with 'the reasonable mind' to achieve 'the wise mind'.
- The three 'What' skills of mindfulness.
- The three 'How' skills of mindfulness.
- Mental Health problems to which mindfulness can be applied.
- An on-going introspective exercise in mindfulness.
- Distress tolerance.
- 'Distraction behaviours' that may be used to contradict and neutralise distress.
- 'Radical' distress tolerance: doing nothing. How to do nothing: the fact of this turning out to be an effective approach for many people, and the theory behind it.
- Walking the Middle Path
- What this means, why it is important, and an overview of some of the exercises involved.
For further information, or if you have booked a place on the course and have not received notification to attend please contact the Workforce Development & Learning Administrative Team. Please do not turn up to any course unless you have received notification of your place as the event may be fully booked.