Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
What you'll learn
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- DBT is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy that uses mindfulness
- Managing difficult and intense emotions
- Conducting skills training
- Delivering DBT step-by-step
- Use DBT to improve people's mental health
- There are no perquisites as all DBT concepts will be explained from their foundations
- Prior knowledge of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and person-centred counselling will aid understanding but is not required
- DBT can be more technical than other psychotherapies, so students are encouraged to make notes and participate in exercises
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that uses mindfulness-based techniques to help people manage difficult emotions.
It was originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder and is now used for a range of problems including suicidal behaviour, self-harm, eating disorders, substance use and depression. DBT helps individuals deliver skills in emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance so they can replace dysfunctional behaviour with healthier alternatives.
This course will teach you the fundamentals of what Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is and how to use it. It is aimed at psychotherapists and mental health professionals but will explain all DBT concepts from core principles so is suitable for anyone looking to learn DBT for the first time. We will cover the theory, practice and techniques of DBT including:
What DBT is and the underlying theoretical model
Why CBT is ineffective for some individuals and how DBT solves this
The four components of DBT: individual psychotherapy, skills training, telephone coaching and consultation teams
Exercises and worksheets for the four areas of skills training: core mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance
Delivering DBT step-by-step
The course includes video lectures, downloads, quizzes, practical exercises and a comprehensive course handbook. You will gain hands-on experience trying DBT exercises that you can use in your personal life as well as with clients.
Things to be aware of:
Prior experience in cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and counselling skills is helpful but not required
DBT is typically delivered in team environments but I will discuss how to adapt it for individual practitioners
Due to the nature of the material, we will briefly touch on suicide, self-harm and abuse
Join now to begin learning dialectical behaviour therapy.
Who this course is for:
- Counsellors and mental health professionals looking to introduce DBT
- Anyone who wants to learn about how dialectical behaviour therapy works
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.
Holbeck College provides training in psychology and mental health. Our mission is to make psychology education more accessible to a wider audience to raise the standard of mental health knowledge in society.
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