Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): A Mindfulness Intensive
What you'll learn
- What to do to be more mindful, and how to do it
- How to apply mindfulness in daily life
- Understand how Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches mindfulness
- To use the DBT Mindfulness skills to build awareness into behaviours that you want to change
- To use DBT mindfulness skills to accurately observe and describe reality
- To understand how mindfulness skills helps to build attentional control
- To increase tolerance of reality rather than getting caught in reactions to reality
- No, this course is stand alone
- Also, these skills can be readily applied to behaviours being tracked on the DBT Diary Card
This course provides a practical and in-depth look at the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) "What" and "How" Mindfulness skills. It not only explains these skills but gives examples on how to use these skills to change behaviours, reduce symptoms of mental illnesses, manage emotions and gain insights. It illustrates how mindfulness is far more than just a practice of watching your breath or scanning your body: The relevant skills can be used to increase conscious awareness and to have more control. This course also explains how mindfulness from a DBT perspective can bring us back to reality with "observing" and "describing", because typically we believe and react to the false stories our minds create. These stories are a part of any mental illness and any emotional distress that we experience, so learning how to unhook from our thoughts is a powerful way of reducing suffering. This course is aimed at both individuals seeking to apply mindfulness to their lives for positive change and at clinicians seeking to broaden their understanding of how mindfulness can help clients improve their emotional well-being.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Anyone seeking to apply mindfulness skills to daily life
- People seeking to change habits or behaviours
- Those who are looking for a deeper theoretical perspective on mindfulness
- Therapists wishing to increase their understanding of the DBT "what" and "how" skills
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 two decades of experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. 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 in Melbourne, Australia.
Additionally, Dr Yvette Vardy has established several Dialectical Behavior 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.