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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 Extended Training in DBT course.
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.
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.
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:
Relentless problem solving.
AN EXTENDED OVERVIEW OF THE SKILLS TAUGHT TO CLIENTS IN GROUPS
Core Mindfulness skills.
Walking the Middle Path
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.
Booking this training is easy...
An engaging and relevant online course that can be started and accessed at any time and completed at your own pace, taking breaks to assimilate and practice the skills as they are introduced.
Price: $365 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.
Option 2: 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):
Price: $715 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.
Running DBT Skills-Development Groups ❯
APT's Accreditation of DBT Practitioners ❯
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.
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."