DBT Essentials is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training courses. The training is also approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).
It gives you a thorough introduction to DBT, it is APT-accredited, and has access to important resources for you to use post-course. It can be your first step to establishing a full DBT service, or for you to use as an individual professional.
Completion of the course results in 18 CE credits* and it is the only DBT training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of the Extended Training in DBT course.
Put at its simplest, DBT hinges on teaching important life and psychological skills to those who need them, and then supporting them in applying those skills in real life. Both elements can sometimes be challenging and DBT has developed to overcome those challenges.
DBT Essentials covers the delivery of effective DBT at its most relevant, including: impulsivity, lack of emotional control, interpersonal problems, high risk behaviours, including suicidal behavior and non-suicidal self-injury.
This is an ‘introductory’ course to DBT and people who attend normally fall into one of two categories:
1. Professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings, have a significant degree of clinical skill, and wish to add DBT techniques to their repertoire.
2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to develop a common approach to DBT and a full DBT Service.
The professional affiliations of people attending our DBT training include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and others.
OVERARCHING THEORY AND KNOWLEDGE.
The 4 'modes' (key components) of DBT.
Linehan's Biosocial model.
Higher order skills of DBT.
THERAPIST KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS MAINLY USED IN 1:1 SESSIONS:
Relentless problem solving.
AN EXTENDED OVERVIEW OF THE SKILLS TAUGHT TO CLIENTS IN GROUPS
Core Mindfulness skills.
Walking the Middle Path
At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:
All delegates are registered at APT as having attended the course, and receive a certificate to acknowledge their attendance, registration, and APT-Accreditation at the appropriate level. As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This accreditation is given weight by the fact of over 150,000 professionals having attended APT training.
Upon completion of the 3-day course, you receive Level 1 APT Accreditation in DBT.
You are also entitled to sit an online exam to uprate your APT-accreditation in DBT to Level 2.
*The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Upon completion of this course you can apply for CE certification for an additional cost of $20 USD (for training purchased after 08/14/2023).
Requirements for completion: To be awarded CE credits for this course 100% attendance is required for live training. For the 'online anytime' (self-paced) version, you are required to complete the course in full and complete a multiple choice exam whereby a pass marks of 85% is required (failure on the third attempt would result in having to go back through the content again). A feedback survey is also required to be completed.
Note: there may be other professional licensing boards that accept CE credits earned from APA-approved sponsors. Because CE regulations vary by state and profession, we recommend that participants check with their state licensing board to inquire whether credits will be accepted for renewal of licensure. We do not have any authority over whether credits earned will be accepted, as this authority rests with the state licensing boards.
Note, all APT tutors are consultant clinical psychologists (or similar) and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program. Similarly, no benefit of endorsements have been received.
Booking this training is easy...
For individuals or small groups:
Option 1: Online Anytime course:
An engaging and relevant online course that can be started and accessed at any time and completed at your own pace, taking breaks to assimilate and practice the skills as they are introduced.
Price: $300 USD per person. The fee covers: 3 years access to the course, certification, registration, and Level 2 APT Accreditation by completing the course and inbuilt exam.
CE credits for Psychologists are also available for an extra fee of $20 USD following the course.
Guaranteed completion; full refund if you don’t complete for any reason.
Live and interactive online course, Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):
7-9 May 2024
Price: $575 USD per person. The fee covers: tuition, PDF workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation. Times: 10am - 4pm ET daily, including 45 minutes for lunch. CE credits for Psychologists are also available for an extra fee of $20 USD following the course.
We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the DBT Essentials course has received.
"I rarely get anything out of the training that I attend. I can honestly say this course has been an epiphany. I think this is essential training for anybody working in a mental health setting."
"The DBT Essentials course delivered to my team over the three days was exceptional. The pace was well judged, the material presented was relevant and detailed and the style of the workshops was lively and collaborative. My team all remarked on how quickly the time went and how interesting and relevant the exercises were. The three days provided us with an enjoyable shared experience which was great for team morale as well as offering valuable skills."