DBT trainees and professionals often identify session review and feedback as among the most effective strategies for learning this model (Schmidt, Forsythe Cox & Cooney, 2018). Ironically, evidence suggests that despite this, we don’t watch our own or others’ sessions very often (Schmidt et al., 2018). This advanced 2-day training for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is for practitioners who are keen to (1) enhance their adherence to the DBT model, with a focus on individual therapy, and (2) enhance their abilities to provide effective consultation to other team members as a result of reviewing session recordings. The goal of the training is to provide specific and detailed teaching on the provision of DBT individual therapy within a supportive community of reciprocal learning that engages effective consultation to each other. The training will be restricted to 24 people. The expectation is that each participant will attend with an audio or video recording of a recent individual DBT session, and that we will all be committed to the principles of non-judgmental stance and phenomenological empathy regarding our collective work. There will be scope to watch 4 sessions (drawn randomly from participants) in total across the 2 days. Following introductions and orientation, the training will be comprised of session review, feedback, instruction, and practice. The instruction content will provide information on how to enhance DBT fidelity in relation to the preceding session. If time allows, we will also discuss DBT case formulation. As the workshop content will be driven by participants' submissions, the content of the workbook will be relatively brief and particiupants are encouraged to bring their Intensive/founational material with them.
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- Discuss how to review sessions effectively in DBT consultation teams.
- Explain how to provide effective feedback to fellow consultation members on session recordings.
- Explain how to receive feedback effectively from fellow consultation members on session recordings.
- Describe the areas for growth identified in session recordings.
- Outline a clear plan for addressing the areas for growth identified in session recordings.
- Have competed DBT Intensive training, Foundational training or equivalent (applications from Foundational participants who are still completing homework will be accepted).
- Be part of a DBT consultation team
- Bring video or audio recordings of your individual work with a client. If you are unable to do this, bring a recording of a role play of a difficult clinical moment.
- Be registered under the HCPA and bound by a relevant code of ethics.
- Commit to confidentiality concerning all clinical material that you may view at the training. You agree to leave the room for the duration of any client recording if you happen to know a client in a non-professional capacity.
- This is an advanced level training.
Dr Emily Cooney is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the US, the UK, and New Zealand with children and adults in a range of inpatient and outpatient settings, with a particular focus on DBT. She is an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, where she co-directs the DBT and DBT for substance use disorder teams within an Intensive Outpatient Program. Emily served as a research therapist on two trials of DBT under Dr Marsha Linehan, and was the principal investigator on two DBT feasibility trials in New Zealand. One examined DBT for self-harming adolescents, and the other trialled DBT skills training for men with anger-related problems. She provides training in DBT via Behavioral Tech as well as DBTNZ, and loves opportunities to come home and spend time with dedicated clinicians in Aotearoa.
Goldstar Room, Ellerslie Event Centre.
Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave,
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Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September 2019
9.00am until 4.30pm daily. Sign in from 8.15am on the first day.
Register online (see below)
Sign in from 8.15am on the first day. Free parking at venue. Lunch and tea/coffee refreshments provided.
NZ$495.00 + 15% GST(NZ$74.25) = NZ$569.25
Terms and conditions:
- Registrations are confirmed only when payment is received by credit card (with Paypal), electronically or by cheque.
- Payment must be made before the training. By registering you accept liability for the costs of the training.
- Cancellations must be notified to us by email (or the website contact form) with full identifying information.
- Cancellations received more than seven days before the event will receive a refund of the fees paid less an administration charge of $50+GST (for each event). Refunds cannot be given after that date. Refunds will not be available until after the event.
- A colleague may be substituted for no extra charge if the colleague meets the requirements for the training and if we are notified at least two business days before the training event.
- Certificates of attendance are available for all participants who attend 100% of the training. See our FAQ page for more info.
- In the unlikely event the training is cancelled by the organisers, registration will be fully refunded but no liability will be accepted for travel, accommodation or other costs/expenses incurred to registrants.
Online registrations closed on 26 August 2019 for this training.