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DBT-A: DBT for Adolescents is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies, a leading provider of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training courses in Canada. It gives you a thorough coverage of the basics in DBT, it is APT-accredited, and has access to important resources for you to use post-course. It can be your introduction to DBT or as the first step to establishing a full DBT service. We bring the training to you, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.
DBT brings together a series of skills and techniques which are powerful and well chosen ones, and DBT-A focuses it on working with adolescents. Whether you want to simply learn about DBT and how to apply it effectively, or are thinking of establishing a full DBT service, this course has it covered.
The course covers the delivery of effective DBT at its most relevant for adolescents, including: confusion about self, impulsivity, lack of emotional control, interpersonal problems, family problems and dilemmas, high risk behaviors, including suicidal behavior and non-suicidal self-injury.
People who attend our DBT training normally fall into one of two categories:
1. Professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings, have a significant degree of clinical skill, and wish to add DBT techniques to their repertoire.
2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to develop a common approach to DBT and a full DBT Service.
The professional affiliations of people attending our DBT training include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and others.
Relentless problem solving.
Emotion-regulation exercise, especially including the focus on biological elements such as: sleep, exercise, illnesses, circadian rhythm.
Interpersonal effectiveness exercise. To be effective interpersonally proves to be a key skill, and the research evidence is impressive on this. It is therefore one of the four skills taught in DBT, addressing frequent interpersonal issues, and especially family problems and dilemmas.
Walking the Middle Path
Other skills of DBT.
All delegates are registered at APT as having attended the course, and receive a certificate to acknowledge their attendance, registration, and APT-Accreditation at the appropriate level. As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This accreditation is given weight by the fact of over 100,000 professionals having attended APT training.
Upon completion of the 3-day course, delegates will receive Level 1 APT Accreditation in DBT.
Option 1: Bring the course to your organization:
We bring this 3-day course to your own organization for a fixed fee of $6,595 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) and up to 15 people can attend.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button:
Option 2: 'Train the Trainer':
If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organization, under license.
This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.*
Average Presentation rating: 97%
Average Relevance rating: 96%
*These statistics were last updated in September 2018 and are taken from DBT Essentials, the course from which this is based upon.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the DBT Essentials* course has received.
"I rarely get anything out of the training that I attend. I can honestly say this course has been an epiphany. I think this is essential training for anybody working in a mental health setting."
"The DBT Essentials course delivered to my team over the three days was exceptional. The pace was well judged, the material presented was relevant and detailed and the style of the workshops was lively and collaborative. My team all remarked on how quickly the time went and how interesting and relevant the exercises were. The three days provided us with an enjoyable shared experience which was great for team morale as well as offering valuable skills."
*This feedback is taken from DBT Essentials, the course from which this is based upon.