Doing Individual DBT Sessions: A Step-by-Step Two Day Workshop 27-28 June 2019

Thursday, 27 June 2019
Doing Individual DBT Sessions: A Step-by-Step Two Day Workshop 27-28 June 2019
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - Friday, 28 June 2019

United Kingdom

Map and Directions

Doing Individual DBT: A Step-by-Step Two Day Workshop is intended to bring to life these problem-solving strategies at the heart of the individual DBT session.  We’ll be helping delegates deepen their existing knowledge of the steps in carrying out chain analysis through a mix of teaching, modeling, role-plays, and advance written homework.  We’ll also be devoting time to putting each of the four change strategies in DBT into practice with an emphasis on maximizing the impact of each DBT session.  Throughout the workshop we’ll be weaving in discussion and examples of the threads which hold the DBT individual therapy session together, namely validation (i.e. helping to show clients how their experiences and behaviours make sense) and dialectics (i.e. helping clients become flexible in their responses and become aware of multiple view-points in any given situation).  We’ll also be paying attention to the communication strategies that serve as the engine which keeps DBT sessions moving - the movement between irreverence and being reciprocal - while showing delegates how to benchmark the sequence and structure of a typical DBT session.  

Course Leaders
Michaela Swales PhD & Jim Lyng
Prerequisite for participation
  • Delegates must currently be delivering individual DBT therapy sessions in a fully comprehensive DBT programme which includes all modes of DBT: skills training group, individual DBT therapy, between-session coaching, and therapist consultation meetings.  

  • Completed 10 day Intensive Level Training.
    (Applicants who have attended the 5 day Foundational Training, or are members of a DBT Team without a comprehensive programme will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

  • It is expected that delegates will have attended prior training in comprehensive DBT (e.g. a five day foundation training or a ten day intensive or equivalent).  We are open to considering applications from delegates who may have trained through other non-traditional means such as personal study and supervision or through in-house training with their comprehensive DBT team.  The absolute essential requirement is that you come already knowing the basics of DBT (which we won’t be covering!) and are looking to enhance your ability to deliver individual DBT sessions.

  • All delegates will be expected to complete and submit case-based homework in advance of the workshop, and places may be forfeit in the absence of this homework.  Optimally delegates will bring audio or video recordings of case work which we can use for consultation purposes, although recordings won’t be mandatory (but your willingness to role-play in front of the group will!).

 Deadline for Registrations is 31 May 2019.


Contact Details

  • For further information please call British isles DBT Training on 0800 056 8328.

Payment Instructions

  • Please settle all invoices by the due date on the invoice.
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