47. AVRUPA DAVRANIŞ VE KOGNİTİF TERAPİLERİ BİRLİĞİ KONGRESİ
13 - 16 EYLÜL 2017 / LJUBLJANA - SLOVENYA

Amy Gaglia Essletzbichler

SPEECHES

  • IN CONGRESS WORKSHOP

 

 

IN CONGRESS WORKSHOP

Foundations and basic principles for effective practice of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

This three hour workshop is designed to be an overview of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Change-based technology (behaviour therapy) with acceptance-based principles (validation) are introduced with dialectical strategies (those that provide the balance of acceptance and change). The frame of DBT is highlighted and the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT are defined. Topics include: the diagnosis and biosocial theory of borderline personality disorder; DBT treatment targets and structure of treatment for multi-problem, high-risk clients, including the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT programmes. This training is intended for mental health professionals who wish to acquaint themselves with the DBT treatment.

Workshop Objectives

  • Describe the dialectical biosocial theory of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) used to guide treatment planning.
  • Identify DBT treatment targets and how to structure treatment for multi-problem individuals at high risk for life-threatening behaviours.
  • Explain the core strategies used in DBT, including problem solving, validation, and dialectical strategies.