DBT fundamentals: effective strategies for working with clients with emotion regulation difficulties
This highly practical training is relevant to therapists and other qualified and trainee professionals who want to increase their effectiveness in working with complex clients, familiarise themselves with the DBT model and add some of the DBT skills to their therapeutic repertoire. It can also be a useful introduction for those who intend to embark on the journey to becoming accredited DBT therapists at a later stage.
- Day 1: Linehan’s biosocial model of borderline personality/emotion regulation disorder; implications of invalidating environments in childhood; how to create validating environments; exercises in creating validating responses to clients; core mindfulness skills
- Day 2: How to support clients in tolerating intense distress; why regulate emotions and how; analysing problematic behaviours and problem solving; interpersonal effectiveness skills
The professional backgrounds of people attending our courses include: psychotherapists, (school) counsellors, psychologists, mental health nurses and other ward staff, psychiatrists, social and youth workers, occupational therapists, probation officers and others. For further details, fees or to read testimonials from past attendees please go to www.mind-reframed.com/training.
Darryl Christie is an accredited dialectical behaviour therapist and supervisor with extensive experience in 1:1 as well as in group settings. He has worked for the NHS and local authorities for over 17 years in a variety of clinical roles and is an experienced trainer in mental health. Darryl offers supervision, consultation and training to clinicians, teams and services (both inpatient and outpatient) working with high risk clients, in particular those living with BPD and PTSD. He also provides DBT consultation to both the adult and adolescent teams at the Priory Hospital. Darryl is known as a highly engaging and relatable trainer and has a unique teaching style that combines focus on skills acquisition with irreverence, relevance to client work and humour.
"I have rarely enjoyed any other training in my 18 years in social care - yes, it may be informative but needs to be delivered by people with enthusiasm and passion. This hit the mark" - Sue, Day Care Manager
"One of the most relevant courses I attended. I particularly enjoyed the journey exercise which explored how BPD gets formed from childhood into adulthood. Darryl is clearly highly knowledgeable and his ability to translate theory into practice kept me engaged throughout" - Neil, Psychotherapist
"Very engaging course. The content and presentation style got everyone contributing and participating in eye-opening discussions. It was great to have a service-user present as it helped me put what we were learning into context" - Rachel, Psychologist
About the host
This training will be facilitated by a senior member of the Mind-Reframed team, Darryl Christie. He is an accredited dialectical behaviour therapist and supervisor with extensive experience in 1:1 and group settings. Darryl has worked at both outpatient and inpatient personality disorder services in the NHS and independent sector.