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DBT-A Training

DBT-A: DBT for Adolescents.

DBT-A: DBT for Adolescents is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training courses. It is the only training that has automatic APT-accreditation and access to APT's post-course resources.

It gives you a thorough introduction to DBT, it is APT-accredited, and has access to important resources for you to use post-course. It can be your first step to establishing a full DBT service, or for you to use as an individual professional. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of the Extended Training in DBT course.

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Executive Summary:

Put at its simplest, DBT hinges on teaching important life and psychological skills to those who need them, and then supporting them in applying those skills in real life. Such an approach often has clear relevance for adolescents, because they are going through a period of change, where it is important to acquire new skills.

DBT-A 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.

Who should attend this DBT course?

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) working with adolescents and 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.

This course covers a great deal:

OVERARCHING THEORY AND KNOWLEDGE.

The 4 'modes' (key components) of DBT.

Linehan's Biosocial model.

Higher order skills of DBT.

THERAPIST KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS MAINLY USED IN 1:1 SESSIONS:

Validation.

Metaphors.

Relentless problem solving.

Contingency management.

AN EXTENDED OVERVIEW OF THE SKILLS TAUGHT TO CLIENTS IN GROUPS

Emotion-regulation.

Interpersonal effectiveness.

Core Mindfulness skills.

Distress tolerance.

Walking the Middle Path

What the DBT-A course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending APT's DBT training:

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 125,000 professionals having attended APT training.

Upon completion of the 3-day course, you receive Level 1 APT Accreditation in DBT-A.

You are also entitled to sit an online exam to uprate your APT-accreditation in DBT-A to Level 2.


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Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organisations




For individuals or small groups:

Option 1: Online Live course:

Live and interactive online course, Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):

  6-8 April 2022

Price: $570 CAD per person. The fee covers: tuition, PDF workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation. Times: 10am - 4pm (ET) daily, including 45 minutes for lunch.

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For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: $7,650 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $480 per person. 

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: $6,900 for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address). Extra delegates $420 per person. 

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Option 3: '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 organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 125,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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DBT Essentials Feedback

Feedback Ratings.

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 taken from ten runnings of this course.*

Average Presentation rating: 97%

Average Relevance rating: 96%



*These statistics are taken from DBT Essentials, the course from which this is based upon.

DBT Essentials Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

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."

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*This feedback is taken from DBT Essentials, the course from which this is based upon.