By means of theory, footage and practical exercises, the 3-day Introduction course gives insight to DBT and its application in practice. Statistics about the effectiveness of DBT are shown, and there will be education about screening and diagnostics. The training is based upon the book “Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder”, written by Marsha M. Linehan.
3 days introduction course
After the course:
- The student can show the importance of the consultation team
- The student can ask consultation questions and is prepared to aks for and accept help of the consultation team when necessary
- The student can explain phone consultation and other strategies directed at generalization of skills in DBT
- The student understands the concept dialectics and the forth coming interventions
- The student can determine whether the patient suffers from a personality disorder/severe emotional disorder, and whether the patient would benefit from DBT
- The student can make the patient commit to treatment, or at least make an information-based, truly experienced choice for or against treatment. This means the student can at least clarify the request for help and determine the goal to be achieved (in stages over the duration of the treatment), the etiological basis of DBT (bio-social theory), behavioral principles, validation and the structure and content of the treatment program and discuss other evidence-based programs and discuss with the patient whether DBT is the right choice.
- The student can observe which interventions work, if progress is made (by monitoring problem behavior) and define which changes need to take place on the cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, or behavioral level (by chain analyses).
- The student knows all behavioral therapeutic interventions and/or the student is aware of a lack of skills and prepared to develop these skills
- The student masters motivational interviewing and the commitment strategies as developed in DBT.
- The student knows the meaning of relapse in problems and what adequate interventions are
- The student can convey the application of mindfulness to the patient and apply it herself
- The student understand sthe importance of measuring clinical progression
- The student can apply the core theories of DBT
- The student can make a suicide risk assessment
Additional information: Completion of the “Intensive DGT training” or 5-day “DGT basic training” and the “bridging training” gives access to the certification process
The course takes place on three days, starting at 09:00 a.m. and ending at 05:00 p.m. The study load is 7 hours each day, plus 7 hours in total before and in between the course, resulting in a total study load of 28 hours.
Cognitive behavioral therapists, behavioral therapeutic workers, mental health psychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social-psychiatric nurses or psychologists who have completed a basic course behavioural therapy (100 hours), or at least an introduction of 30 hours.
We expect 100% presence. To catch up on lessons is possible only after consultation with the trainers. To acquire a certificate the participant has to be present for at least 90% of the entire course.
Accreditation is requested at the following Dutch associations:
SKJ- RV – NVvP – VGCt – FGzPt – V&VN – VSR – NIP K&J/NVO OG – NIP Eerstelijns
Dialexis’ introduction trainings will always be trained by two trainers and the days are planned form 9 am till 5 pm. This training contains theory, (video)demonstrations and roleplay.
It is possible to organize this training incompany. Therefor other agreements can be made.
It is possible to provide an incompany 3-day Introduction course. Individual aspiring participants can follow this training at the RINO in Amsterdam and the RINO-group in Utrecht. See their websites for more information.