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Training Currently Available

DBT Skills Essentials - November 2020 - Online training

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November 2020,

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 (in individual sessions and groups) and overcome some common skills group problems. This training is provided online to reduce access barriers and avoid covid risks and uncertainties.

Registrationsclose on 17 November 2020. Click here for more info and to register online.


2020 Calendar events

In July 2020 we will begin our first two-hour web-based training events. Dates and details will be released soon. Initial topics will be:

  • A first look at DBT for new practitioners
  • Demystifying DBT conceptualisation: the blueprint for experiencing life as worth living
  • DBT with Adolescents and Families - Orientation & Commitment

We are waiting to see how the COVID-19 situation develops prior to confirming future in-person training. Our tentative plan is to offer the following in-person training at some point in 2020:


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On-site DBT training for your organization

Sending a small number of staff to a scheduled training is usually a more economical option. However, for larger staff numbers and/or larger implementations of DBT it may be more effective and economical to bring us to you. We can provide on-site training to your organization and work with you to implement DBT in your context. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Find our events

Click here for a map of the Auckland events at Ellerlsie.
Click here for a map of the October Christchurch Skills Essentials training.