Dialectic Behavioural Therapy

Dates:27th February 2014

Venue: Cardiff

Target Group: This course is aimed at anyone who thinks they may be working with someone with a borderline personality disorder or an individual struggling with difficult emotions.

National Occupational Standards: AB5.1, AB2, HSC233, HSC330, AG1.1

Cost: Voluntary sector - £135.00 / Statutory sector - £145.00
Includes facilitation, handouts, refreshments & buffet lunch

Bespoke Training: This course can be offered as a bespoke course and adapted to suit your organisational requirements, for more information please contact the Training and Qualifications Department by email or call 02920 529002.

Book a place: Print and return the Training Booking Form or click the button to complete the online booking form:

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a psychological therapy for people with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and some of the skills can help people who are struggling with their difficult emotions.

Course Specification

This course aims to bring a broad understanding about what the theories and skills behind DBT.

The course content includes the following:

  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder
  • What IS DBT?
  • What are the models and ideas that form DBT
  • How DBT is structured i.e. skills group, individual therapy, telephone support, consult group

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what IS Borderline Personality Disorder
  2. Describe what Dialectic Behavioural Therapy is
  3. Outline the models and ideas that form DBT
  4. State how DBT is structured
  5. Relate DBT theory to case studies

Trainer: Dr Tracey Carlson is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in Personality Disorders. She has vast experience in this area which includes a number of roles working within in-patient secure settings as well as in the community. Dr Carlson previously worked on the only Tier 6 unit for Dangerous and Severe Personality Disordered women in the UK.

Teaching Methods:

NewLink Wales uses the ‘systems approach’ when developing our courses, ensuring that they are interactive and engaging for everyone regardless of their learning styles. Informal assessments are built into all of our courses through the use of case studies, discussions and questions and answers and our tutors will encourage full active participation from everyone who attends.

Evaluation Tools:

NewLink Wales uses the Results Based Accountability (RBA) method of evaluating our courses. This allows us to find out if participants have increased their knowledge, skills and ability to work with service users from the start of training to the end of the course. In addition to this we have a comprehensive evaluation tool which will ask questions about the whole of the training course. NewLink Wales will then send you details of the RBA statistical information gathered, for each courses booked with us and a copy of the full evaluation forms for your records.