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DBT Training Online

DBT Training online.

The Association for Psychological Therapies is a leading provider of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) training and our DBT Essentials course is available to study online. This provides an opportunity to obtain APT-quality input at a time that is convenient to you and your colleagues and minimises the need for 'cover' normally associated with training.

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About the course

The course covers the same content as the live version (see below) and is presented as a series of slides which include audio, exercises and video.

✓  What is DBT?

✓  Validation.

✓  Metaphors.

✓  Relentless problem solving.

✓  Contingency management.

✓  Emotion-regulation exercise.

✓  Interpersonal effectiveness exercise.

✓  Mindfulness.

✓  Distress tolerance.

✓  Walking the Middle Path.

✓  Other skills of DBT.

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What do I receive as a result of attending this course?

You will be registered at APT as having completed the course and exam, and will receive a printable certificate to acknowledge your completion. Delegates will also receive APT's Level 2 Accreditation in DBT. As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This accreditation is given weight by the fact of over 100,000 professionals having attended APT training.

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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DBT Essentials Feedback

Feedback Ratings.*

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of the 'live' version of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 97%

Average Relevance rating: 96%

*These statistics were last updated in September 2018 and are taken from the 'live' version of this course.

DBT Essentials Written Feedback

Written Feedback.*

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'live' DBT Essentials course has received.

"I rarely get anything out of the training that I attend. I can honestly say this course has been an epiphany. I think this is essential training for anybody working in a mental health setting."

"The DBT Essentials course delivered to my team over the three days was exceptional. The pace was well judged, the material presented was relevant and detailed and the style of the workshops was lively and collaborative. My team all remarked on how quickly the time went and how interesting and relevant the exercises were. The three days provided us with an enjoyable shared experience which was great for team morale as well as offering valuable skills."

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*This feedback is taken from the 'live' version of this course.