This session will focus on structuring family sessions when working with adolescents and their whanau/family. As there is little written about it, many struggle with how to structure the frequency and content of these sessions. Key topic areas will include the Walking the Middle Path Skills (Validation, Dialectics, Behaviour Change Principles), Dialectical Dilemmas, the use of family chain analysis and enhancing generalisation of skill use. There will be a balance of teaching, case examples and time for specific consultation questions.
About our Web Series events:
This two-hour online Zoom group seminar is part of an online series designed to support practitioners in their DBT practice and professional development. A single DBT trainer will present an area of DBT study and progress its application to your context. Events may involve activities, discussion and Q+A for participants. There will be a maximum of 20 participants for each event. You will need a suitable device with a webcam and a reliable internet connection capable of streaming 'youtube' style video. When registered, we will send more information about the process of joining and particpating in the Zoom meeting.
Note: if this training is sold out then you will be able to join a waitlist. If we repeat this training then those on the waiting list will be the first to be offered a place for the new training.
Prerequisite level of DBT training and experience: Participants are expected to have some training (eg a two-day Introduction to DBT) and or familiarity with DBT. They are expected to have some experience in working with adolescents and families. Australian practitioners are welcome to join and please note we will be talking with primary reference to New Zealand services and whanau.
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.