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This workshop is open to individuals as well as teams. It builds on the Introduction to DBT workshop, and provides training in the strategies used in DBT, as well as how to run a DBT skills group. It is suitable for those who want to integrate DBT approaches into their own work context and those who wish to continue on to the OCTC DBT Practitioner Certificate. DBT strategies include commitment work; clarifying life goals and values; listing target behaviours to reduce; making a therapeutic contract; using validation; taking a dialectical stance; carrying out behavioural analyses and problem solving; structuring a DBT session; contingency management; exposure work and handling suicidal/self-harm crises. DBT skills taught to clients include mindfulness, interpersonal skills, crisis survival skills, emotion regulation and self-management skills. As with the ‘Introduction to DBT’, the workshop involves role-playing and demonstrations, in order to give participants hands-on experience and feedback.

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The Presenter

Dr Fiona Kennedy is a respected and knowledgeable, fun trainer with a knack of making complex concepts accessible without losing their richness. She has edited the book “Cognitive Behavioural Approaches To The Understanding And Treatment Of Dissociation’ with Dr David Pearson and Dr Helen Kennerley, and written “Get Your Life Back: The Most Effective Therapies For A Better You”, which is a self help book integrating CBT, DBT, ACT and CFT. She has a special interest in trauma and dissociation


McInnes Room, Warneford Hospital