Running DBT Skills-Development Groups is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT); a leading provider of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training in Canada. We bring the training to your own organization and train a group of 6-15 people, wherever you are in Canada.
It is the only DBT training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course.
This course lasts 3 days and is all about teaching delegates how to run skills development groups. These are an important part of becoming proficient in DBT, the rationale being that patients need not only to be motivated, gain insights and knowledge etc, but usually also need to acquire skills in:
This course is therefore all about coaching and practice. Every delegate will be expected to run such a group at least once (possibly jointly with another delegate), and will receive constructive feedback on their performance, and time to re-practice. The aim is to return every delegate to their workplace proficient in running DBT Skills Training Groups.
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 the relevant level of APT's 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 $6,600 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) and up to 15 people can attend.
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.
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: 97%
*These statistics were last updated in April 2017
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.
"Amazing, interesting and challenging in equal measures. A brilliant course for developing skills that can be put into practice straight away."
“Brilliant training - I now feel equipped to start setting up DBT skills groups."