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Running DBT Skills Development Groups Training

Running DBT Skills-Development Groups.

Running DBT Skills-Development Groups is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) training courses in the UK and Ireland.

It is the only DBT training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of Extended Training DBT course.  

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Executive Summary:

This course lasts 3 days and is all about teaching delegates how to run skills development groups. These are an important part of becoming proficient in DBT, the rationale being that patients need not only to be motivated, gain insights and knowledge etc, but usually also need to acquire skills in:

This course is therefore all about coaching and practice. Every delegate will be expected to run such a group at least once (possibly jointly with another delegate), and will receive constructive feedback on their performance, and time to re-practice. The aim is to return every delegate to their workplace proficient in running DBT Skills Training Groups.

What you receive as a result of attending APT's DBT training:

All delegates are registered at APT as having attended the course, and receive a certificate to acknowledge their attendance, registration, and APT-Accreditation at the appropriate level. 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.

Upon completion of the 3-day course, delegates will receive the relevant level of APT's Accreditation in DBT.

Booking this training is easy...



Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organisations




For individuals or small groups:


Option 1: Online Live course:

a live event hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)

A live and interactive online course, ask questions, make your observations, ‘Chat’ to other delegates. Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):

  11-13 January 2021
  11-13 May 2021
  11-13 Oct 2021

Price: £320 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation.
Times: 10am - 3pm daily (including 45 minutes for lunch.)

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For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: £4,495 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £300 plus VAT per person.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: £3,870 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £240 plus VAT per person.

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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sDownloadable information sheet:

Click here to download a printable information sheet


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NICE guidelines relevant to this course:

Borderline personality disorder: recognition and management (CG78)  ❯


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.

DBT Courses and Resources


DBT Training Courses  ❯


DBT Essentials  ❯


Running DBT Skills-Development Groups  ❯


The DBT Masterclass  ❯


Extended Training in DBT  ❯


DBT-A: DBT for Adolescents  ❯


DBT Accreditation  ❯


DBT Awards  ❯


DBT Centres of Excellence  ❯


What is DBT?  ❯


How to become a DBT therapist  ❯


DBT FAQs  ❯

Feedback Ratings

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 this course.

Average Presentation rating: 98%

Average Relevance rating: 97%



*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the Running DBT Skills- Development Groups course has received.

"Amazing, interesting and challenging in equal measures. A brilliant course for developing skills that can be put into practice straight away."

“Brilliant training - I now feel equipped to start setting up DBT skills groups."

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Running DBT Skills-Development Groups: A Dialectical Behaviour Therapy course from APT

Course Overview

Course Title Running DBT Skills-Development Groups
Category Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Accreditation Offered APT Accreditation Level 1
Rating (9.8/10)
Duration 3 days
CPD Hours Earned 18
Location(s) Onsite Course Venue: Various (at your organisation)
Open Course Venue: College Court Conference Centre
Access Modes Onsite, Open
Onsite Course Onsite Course Booking Form
Open Course Open Course Booking Form
Upcoming open training dates: 21/09/2020
11/01/2021
To be confirmed
Course Tutor APT Accredited Tutor
Course Code DBT005
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