Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) was initially developed for individuals with complex mental health problems and engaging in suicidal behaviour. It is the only evidenced-based intervention for borderline personality disorder. In the last decade DBT has been adapted to a wider range of severe emotional dysregulation disorders (bipolar, binge eating disorder) and effectively applied within a wide range of clinical settings (forensic, school, hospital, residential). DBT focuses on improving client’s ability to tolerate intense emotions, manage distressing situations without making them worse, improve interpersonal effectiveness and increase mindfulness skills all within a comprehensive, multi-mode treatment modality.
At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Explain the main theories that inform DBT.
- Describe the structure and modes of treatment of DBT.
- Review the 5 modules of DBT Skills Group.
- Explain dialectics and validation and its role within the treatment.
- Describe stylistic strategies of DBT.
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