An introduction to DBT skills for therapists

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8th April 2024, 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Open to all
£40 payable on booking. Email to book.

Workshop description

Are you a therapist or wellbeing worker with a professional interest in helping clients regulate emotions/manage situations/relationships better? Maybe you have heard a great deal about DBT skills yet have no time to enrol in a full course? Or do you want to find out more before you sign up for a broader/longer course? Perhaps you wish to expand your knowledge base.

In this introductory workshop dialectical behavioural therapy is presented in a semi-structured format that combines psychoeducation with a lively, interactive facilitated skills session that may be right for you.

The 90-minute Introduction to DBT will focus on essential DBT skills in four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation.

Starting as a standalone workshop on April 8th 2024 there will be further events throughout the year.

Primary objectives:
As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to describe the key elements of DBT skills training.

Learning objectives:
As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the meaning and uses of ‘dialectics’ in DBT skills training.
  • Understand the aims of the four DBT skills modules.
  • Learn how DBT skills can help in your client's work.
  • Identify opportunities for using DBT skills in your client's work.
  • Identify key strategies and procedures required for effective DBT work.
  • Acquire information on key DBT literature sources - books and online.

Whilst attendance at this workshop is expected to enhance clinical work, this introductory workshop will not equip you to deliver full DBT as a therapy.

Experience & specialisms

I am a London-trained, BACP-registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with 14+ years of experience in addiction, DBT, trauma and couples/relationship therapy. I have extensive experience in teaching, training and lecturing in DBT as well as working with DBT in one-to-one/couples and group sessions with clients.

Workshop fee: £40:00 payable on booking.

For registration/payment email:

A Zoom link will be provided.

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Hosted by Jacqueline Colligan

Jacqueline is a highly qualified therapist & supervisor who has worked at senior level in several of the UK's premier mental health clinics. A former university lecturer & trainer, specialising in behaviour change & a strong academic track record that underpins her therapeutic skills. Specialisms are : addiction/trauma/relationship therapy & DBT.

Hosted by Jacqueline Colligan