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The home of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy consultation and training in New Zealand

DBTNZ Training events that may be of interest:

Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - September 2018

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September 2018, Auckland.
Two-day introduction to DBT
Registrations close on 5 September 2018.

What's on:

2018 Training Calendar (scheduled events)

  • Introduction to DBT -  Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September 2018 in Auckland. This two-day workshop is for mental health professionals who wish to acquaint themselves with the treatment or who are considering further training in DBT. The training introduces change-based technology (behaviour therapy) with acceptance-based principles (validation), along with dialectical strategies that provide the balance of acceptance and change. It also highlights the frame of DBT and defines the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT. We introduce a core selection of skills from the recent manual. Click here for more information and to register online

Anticipated (unscheduled) events

  • Skills Essentials in DBT - Dates TBC - Likely November 2018 in Auckland. This two-day event covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills as well as how to set up and run a group, teach skills and overcome some common skills group problems.
  • DBT Foundational training and DBT Team-Foundational Training. Likely March 2019 in Auckland. The Foundational training is a five day training for new members of Intensively trained DBT team. The Team-Foundational is a two-part training spread across 6 months designed to establish new teams (of 4 to 8 clinicians) who wish to provide comprehensive DBT. The first part of the Team-Foundational training is combined with the Foundational training.

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