This training is a variation of the current foundational training that is adapted to focus on teams who are extending their current DBT implementations. It is offered to eligible teams that DBTNZ has been working with to assist their developments and/or other teams (of between 4 and 8 members) who intend to implement comprehensive DBT.
If you are a new member of an intensively trained DBT then click here to register for the standard Foundational Training (ie, not his one).
The primary objectives of this Foundational Team training are listed on the foundational training page. We will have discussed with your DBT team leader additional specific goals and requirements for this training. Note that other tasks, events and fees will apply to this training.
To register you will need a registration code from us. We will supply this to your team leader who will then have to first register your team. For more information about this option please contact us.
If you are wanting to establish a comprehensive DBT team and would like to discuss this training option then please contact us asap.
Mike Batcheler is a clinical psychologist who has worked in NZ and UK mental health settings since the mid-1990s after initially working for NZ Department of Corrections in the early 1990s. He was a founding member of New Zealand’s first dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) programme in 1998 and works as a DBT therapist, skills trainer and programme coordinator in an adult DHB DBT programme. He was a research therapist on a NZ DBT trial with self-harming adolescents and their families. He is a founding member of DBTNZ. Mike has considerable experience consulting and training in New Zealand. He has been a trainer for a number of Behavioral Tech licensed events including DBT intensive trainings. He is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician™.
Dr Kirsten Davis is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children, young people and their families. Kirsten has been involved in development, implementation and coordination of a DBT Programme for young people and their families at the Kari Centre (an outpatient child and adolescent community mental health service in Auckland). Kirsten was a co-investigator in a randomized feasibility trial of DBT for adolescents and their families in New Zealand and has provided DBT training both within mental health services and has been a co-trainer for several Behavioural Tech licensed events. Kirsten provides DBT supervision and consultation to both individuals and DBT consultation teams within both adult and adolescent community mental health services.
You can contact us with any enquiries about this training.