Day One of this two-day workshop provides a historical look at the development in our understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which includes current epidemiological studies and clinical presenting features. The survey leads to a formal description of BPD through the lens of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The description will be broadened to include a discussion of deficits in emotion regulation, a broad term reflecting the capacity to literally “increase the positive and decrease the negative”. We discuss the origins of this very necessary capacity through the early caregiving environment where key processes necessary for emotional development emerge. The ‘biopsychosocial model’ is described, with particular emphasis on the necessity of emotional validation, and the role modelling of adaptive emotion-management behaviours.
General principals of treatment are described together with the key balancing act present in the therapeutic exchange - the imperative to change with the necessity of acceptance.
Participants will develop an awareness of the organisation and particulars of the core skill modules and will be able to see how a typical skill building session looks and feels like.
Day Two takes a more in-depth focus on the four modules, and the general therapeutic stance taken by a DBT practitioner. Participants will develop their understanding of how “Core Mindfulness” is understood and applied within the DBT framework. As part of this practical approach to learning the skills participants will have an opportunity to see several skills taught and
develop an experiential awareness of several key skills.
Participants will return to the key dialectic inherent in DBT – ‘change versus acceptance’ and will deepen their understanding of emotional validation techniques. Distress Tolerance skills will also be introduced, with specific interest on the crisis survival skills - a key skill-set for individuals at risk of self harm and suicidal behaviours. Temperature, Intense exercise, Paced breathing, and Paired muscle relaxation (TIPP) skills will be introduced, which have particular utility for nursing staff and other frontline health practitioners who may work with individuals in emotional crisis
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|Handout 2 : Diary card sample 2 (0.14 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 3: Online intro to mindfulness (0.04 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 4: Presenter slides day 1 (0.47 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 5: Presenter slides day 2 (0.52 MB)||Available after Purchase|
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|Handout 7 - Find your ACE score (0.02 MB)||Available after Purchase|
John Butters is a Counselling Psychologist with specialist endorsement through AHPRA. He has worked as a psychologist since 2000, in both psychiatric and community health settings where he has coordinated a DBT outpatient programs, provided individual psychotherapy and clinical supervision. He has taught a variety of short courses for training organisations and professional bodies including Think Education, Karitarne, AABCAP, CASPC, to name a few. He works in Pyrmont and Crows Nest providing treatment and supervision.
Registration fee: $398
Lifetime access to the video and the resources
Attendance Certificate for 12 hours of interactive training.
This seminar provides 12 hours for CPD points.
You will need a steady internet connection, and a device such as a computer, tablet or phone upon which to view and participate.
“Develop a practical and systematic way of working that is both deeply respectful and playful." John Butters
How will you benefit from attending this training?
Session 1 (includes a short break)
Session 2 (includes a short break)
Evaluation and quiz - your payment includes a quiz which when completed with a minimum of 80% correct answers, will enable you to download your Attendance Certificate.
To complete the quiz, please log into your account at pdp-catalogue.com.au and click the orange "Certificate" button under the program's title.
For live webcasts, post-tests must be completed within one month of viewing the program.
This is training is relevant to those wishing to become a Group Therapist/facilitator or those experienced in the area who would like to re-visit and improve upon their skills and knowledge base in a supportive environment.
NB: This is not training for groups that are solely for education or information purposes.
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