As we contemplate covid becoming more widespread in Aotearoa, many of us may be wondering if, when and how to move our DBT programmes to online formats. This free webinar is a chance to hear from two of our DBT trainers about how their teams have faced these challenges and what they have learned. We’ll touch on some of the relevant research, our team and client experience to date, privacy, tech issues, helpful tech features, zoom fatigue, adapting our therapy and teaching styles, challenging clinical scenarios including risk, managing reluctance, and telehealth limitations. This is specifically focussed on the New Zealand practice context.
About our Webinars:
Our online Zoom trainings are designed to support practitioners in their DBT-related practice and professional development. 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 participating in the Zoom meeting.
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 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 a senior lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine at Wellington, and an assistant clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine. 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 working in Aotearoa.
You can contact us with any enquiries about this training.