DBT: Interpersonal Effectiveness
What you'll learn
- To manage interpersonal interactions skilfully
- To practice identifying your objectives in interactions
- To understand the three competing priorities in interpersonal interactions
- To practice prioritising the three DBT priorities in any given interaction
- To learn concrete skills to speak up skilfully and get needs met in relationships
- To learn and practice both WHAT to say and HOW to say it when communicating with others
- To ask for something or say no in a way that maximises your chance that you will achieve your objective
- To know how to defuse a person when they are reacting, so that you maintain a good relationship
- To learn how to set boundaries when an interaction feels disrespectful
Learn skills from the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Interpersonal Effectiveness module. Find out how to handle interpersonal interactions with wisdom by firstly identifying what you most want to achieve. Learn how to express yourself and get your needs met in healthy ways. Learn and master practical skills to maximise the chances you will achieve your objectives. See fun examples and do practical activities to really solidify your learning.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Anyone seeking to improve their skills in managing interactions with others
- Anyone wanting to learn how to speak up or say no skilfully
- People needing support in setting good boundaries and having clear communication
- Anyone interested in learning how to maintain a good relationship even through difficult interactions
Dr Yvette Vardy is an enthusiastic and engaging trainer who has a knack of explaining concepts and skills in a way that just makes sense! She is a clinical psychologist with fifteen years' experience in treating individuals with mental illnesses. Her work and interests have focused on the treatment of people with borderline personality disorder and those with complex issues and traumatic histories to overcome their difficulties and recover. Yvette uses evidence-based practices and is passionate about providing treatments that work, ensuring clients and students are left with very tangible and concrete ways to manage themselves and their symptoms differently. Yvette enjoys providing both individual and group therapy and maintains a private practice for clinical work in Melbourne, Australia.
Additionally, Dr Yvette Vardy has established several Dialectical Behaviour Therapy programs in Australia and worked as a senior educator with Spectrum, Personality Disorders Service of Victoria. She continues to train clinicians from all backgrounds to work effectively with clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and she provides both individual and group supervision to clinicians seeking DBT training and support. Dr Vardy has recently published a paper on the intolerance of "aloneness" in borderline personality disorder and this paper is freely available online. After recently providing an online guest lecture series for an advanced psychotherapy course she discovered her love for online training. She is excited about embarking on this new online training adventure and hopes she can share her passion and skills with a whole new audience.