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DBT Essentials (Dialectical Behavior Therapy training).

DBT Essentials 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 APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies and 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. Both elements can sometimes be challenging and DBT has developed to overcome those challenges.

DBT Essentials covers the delivery of effective DBT at its most relevant, including: impulsivity, lack of emotional control, interpersonal problems, 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) 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 this 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 150,000 professionals having attended APT training.

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

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


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Option 1: Online Anytime course:

A highly engaging pre-recorded course you can start any time any time you like – right now if you want. Price: $395 CAD per person. The fee covers: 3 years access to the course, certification, registration, and Level 2 APT Accreditation by completing the course and inbuilt exam.

 Guarantee

If you don’t complete the course for some reason, then you can simply ask for your money back!

If you are a manager ordering multiple courses, and some of your team don’t complete them, you can ask us to transfer those courses to others in your team!

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Option 2: Online Live course:

A live and interactive event hosted online via Zoom  (and you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account). Price: $775 CAD per person. The fee covers: tuition, PDF workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2.

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7-9 October 2024
7-9 May 2025
6-8 October 2025

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Option 3: Exclusive course for your organisation:

We can bring the course and tutor to you and your organization, for a group of up to 15 people. Choose online via Zoom or Teams ($7,760 CAD, extra delegates: $510 CAD per person), or Face-to-Face in the room ($12,400 CAD plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses, extra delegates: $810 CAD per person).

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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 150,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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Feedback Ratings

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 for the last ten runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.

Face-to-Face


Presentation: 99%


Relevance: 97%


Online Live


Presentation: 93%


Relevance: 93%



DBT Essentials Written Feedback

Reviews.

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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