This two-day workshop is an introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) intended for mental health professionals who wish to acquaint themselves with the treatment or who are considering further training in DBT. The training introduces change-based technology (behaviour therapy) with acceptance-based principles (validation), along with dialectical strategies that provide the balance of acceptance and change. It also highlights the frame of DBT and defines the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT. We introduce a core selection of skills from the 2015 Skills Training Manual (2nd Ed.). Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, and practice exercises to teach the principles and strategies of DBT.
This training has been developed by Dr Marsha Linehan and is delivered by our trainers in collaboration with Behavioral Tech and The Linehan Institute. It is an update of the 2-day “Coping with Chaos” which has previously been offered in New Zealand.
We are offering this training via Zoom for the first time. This will allow us to provide the training without the risk of disruption from covid lockdowns and also model how to effectively offer elements of the treatment remotely. We have experience in delivering DBT trainings and therapy sessions remotely, and are committed to making this an engaging, rich, and interactive experience. The online format will also reduce the barriers of travel and accomodation.
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™.
Shelly Hindle is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for over 10 years in DBT teams in adolescent services and more recently in the area of eating disorders. She was the lead researcher on a treatment development study for adolescents utilising DBT to treat eating disorders. She currently works for a DHB specialty Eating Disorder service and is developing DBT treatment for multi-problematic Anorexia Nervosa. She has presented at both national and international conferences on DBT for eating disorders. Shelly also provides DBT specific supervision to individuals and teams and consultation to DBT clinicians around eating disorders.
You can contact us with any enquiries about this training.