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Conference Room

Practitioners Training 

I have provided numerous training opportunities to psychologist’s, counsellors, occupational therapists, nurses, medical staff, GP’s, support workers and peer workers in working more effectively with Borderline Personality Disorder and on trauma-informed care. I have presented on the following topics:

  • How to run a DBT based skills group

  • How to deliver pre-commitment in DBT

  • How to structure and deliver individual DBT therapy

  • Phone coaching

  • Core skills for working well with Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Understanding the development of BPD – the Biosocial model

  • Using a DBT behavioural analysis to understand the behaviour

  • Understanding BPD and recovery

  • How to conduct a chain analysis

  • Understanding the “D” in DBT – Dialectics

  • How to develop a DBT formulation of a client’s difficulties

  • What are validation and validation strategies

  • The teaching of the DBT skills: Mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness

  • Developing and maintaining client commitment

  • Understanding, Recognising and preventing Stigma in BPD

  • Managing extreme emotions in BPD

  • Working with self-harm

  • Developing a DBT-informed crisis management plan

  • Understanding behavioural reinforcement

  • Taking a non-judgmental and curious stance when working with BPD

  • Managing your own self-care when working with BPD

  • Understanding and working with dissociation in BPD

  • What is trauma-informed care?

  • When willfulness shows up – how to increase client willingness

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