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Running DBT Skills Development Groups Training

Running DBT Skills-Development Groups.

Running DBT Skills-Development Groups is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training courses.

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 DBT course.

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Executive Summary:

This course lasts 3 days and is all about teaching delegates how to run skills development groups. These are an important part of becoming proficient in DBT, the rationale being that patients need not only to be motivated, gain insights and knowledge etc, but usually also need to acquire skills in:

This course is therefore all about coaching and practice. Every delegate will be expected to run such a group at least once (possibly jointly with another delegate), and will receive constructive feedback on their performance, and time to re-practice. The aim is to return every delegate to their workplace proficient in running DBT Skills Training Groups.



Learning objectives:

What you receive as a result of attending APT's DBT training:

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, delegates will receive the relevant level of APT's Accreditation in DBT.


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Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organizations




For individuals or small groups:

Option 1: Online Live course:

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):

  5-7 June 2024 Fully Booked
  18-20 November 2024
  9-11 June 2025
  17-19 November 2025

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.

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For teams and organizations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: $9,195 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $615 per person. 

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organization.

Price: $6,090* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address, or a PDF version can be provided). Extra delegates $390 per person. 

*We standardly deliver courses via Zoom (which is recommended). If you would prefer to use Microsoft Teams, there is an additional charge of $130 USD per day.

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organization, under license.

his is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization the tutor-component of the fee each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held face-to-face or online).

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 150,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

DBT Courses and Resources


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DBT Essentials  ❯


Running DBT Skills-Development Groups  ❯


The DBT Masterclass  ❯


Extended Training in DBT  ❯


DBT-A: DBT for Adolescents  ❯


APT's Accreditation of DBT Practitioners  ❯


DBT Awards  ❯


DBT Centres of Excellence  ❯


What is DBT?  ❯


DBT FAQs  ❯

Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

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.

Face-to-Face


Presentation: 98%


Relevance: 97%


Online Live


Presentation: 95%


Relevance: 96%



Written Feedback

Reviews.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the Running DBT Skills- Development Groups course has received.

"Amazing, interesting and challenging in equal measures. A brilliant course for developing skills that can be put into practice straight away."

“Brilliant training - I now feel equipped to start setting up DBT skills groups."

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