Become a DBT Informed Service
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was originally developed for individuals who were highly suicidal, and secondarily for individuals who meet the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder. More recently, DBT is used more broadly with people who experience extreme or severe instability in emotional regulation, impulse control, and interpersonal relationships.
Many health and social care agencies will recognise these characteristics in certain service user groups and will benefit from learning some of the basic principles of DBT. Becoming a DBT informed service means a ‘whole service’ commitment to the principles of DBT and the tools to resource teams with practical interventions and strategies to assist others in crisis.
The length of this training will be confirmed upon consultation with your service leads and is dependant on the depth to which the service wishes to embed Dialectical Behavioural strategies into their practices. Our DBT informed service training can offer:
- A Biosocial Theory for the development of emotional dysregulation.
- The dialectical world view and basic assumptions.
- Classical DBT vs DBT Informed.
- Prioritising of behavioural targets.
- Training on the four key DBT skill areas; mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
- Facilitating a DBT skills training group.
- The power of validation with strategies for change.
- Stylistic strategies for a dialectical communication style.
- The importance of community and getting family on board.
- The consult experience.
This training can be delivered at your place of work, or we can arrange a venue for your team to attend.
To enquire about becoming a DBT Informed organisation, please contact us to discuss the needs of your team and organisation.