On this 1-day course, a global introduction about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is given. During this course, fist, the theoretical foundation of DBT and the basic assumptions are discussed. After that, the different parts of the program and the way in which standard DBT treatment is offered, will be clarified.
Adaptations of the standard program to different target groups are briefly discussed. The course will use slides, DVD recordings and, if necessary, role-playing. A certain attitude towards the patient and the disorder has proven to be important in the treatment of cluster B personality disorders. An active attitude of the participants is therefore appreciated.
1-day introduction course
- DBT is a program of a community of therapist for a community of patients
- Apply the consultation team agreements during training
- Knowing scientific principles and knowing how they’re translated to DBT
- Being up to date about effectivity and working mechanisms of DBT
- Knowing acceptation principles and knowing how they were translated to DBT
- Knowing and applying core mindfulness skills
- Knowing dialectical principles and knowing how they were translated to DBT
- Knowing Linehans assumptions about patients and treatment
- Understanding Linehans bio-social theory (emotional vulnerability and invalidating environment features) and skills deficit model
- Being able to explain Linehans bio-social theory and skills deficit model to patients and their significant others
- Being able to fill out the first step of the case conceptualization (‘background’)
- Understanding the functions in the treatment program in the light of Linehans theoretic frame
- Recognizing commitment in yourself and others