Comprehensive DBT is a team-based treatment that also involves delivering the treatment through three other modes of therapy – individual sessions, skills training groups, and phone coaching. It has very strong evidence of being effective for people who have significant risk behaviours and complex, multi-problem presentations. Currently many practitioners in private practice are experiencing more referrals with these types of presentations and find DBT very relevant to their clients’ needs. However, most do not have the range of staff and resources available to provide comprehensive DBT. This workshop will look at how to make use of DBT strategies within the common constraints of NZ private practice settings.
About our Webinars:
This online Zoom webinar is 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 25 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.
Dr Tessa Brudevold-Iversen is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in DBT for adolescents and has more recently been involved in treatment development of DBT for eating disorders. She was a co-researcher on a treatment development project utilising DBT to treat adolescents with eating disorders and emotional dysregulation and regularly provides DBT trainings for mental health services, NGOs, and universities. Tessa facilitates Family Connections groups and has been involved in this since it first started in New Zealand. She did DBT-specific post-doctoral study in Seattle, Washington, USA working with Marsha Linehan and other Behavioral Tech clinicians. Tessa provides DBT supervision and consultation to both individual clinicians and teams.
You can contact us with any enquiries about this training.