Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

DBT is a practical, hands-on therapy which can be used to help everyone, even you don’t have a mood disorder. With this DBT course you will learn about emotions and how to change them, become more able to interact better with others, be more mindful, and learn how to handle difficult situations proficiently.

The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training Course begins by outlining what DBT is, why and how it was developed (including a little about its creator, Marsha M Linehan), and how it is used. From this foundational knowledge, you’ll quickly gain an understanding of the therapy and the benefits of learning and using DBT Skills.

The DBT course looks at the causes and reasons for emotional suffering and how ineffective behaviours develop. You’ll gain a greater understanding of Emotion Dysregulation, including physical reasons that it may occur and how it can affect a person’s personal and professional life.

Taking you step-by-step through DBT’s modular treatment program, you’ll learn how and why it is structured in the way it is, along with the various issues that Dialectical Behaviour Therapy can alleviate. Part of this explanation will take you through the four stages that you can go through when undergoing DBT training.

You’ll learn some of the general guidelines and goals of undertaking DBT. You’ll discover the ways in which Dialectical Behaviour Therapy differs to other forms of therapy and how it can be added to other wellness programs. The course also highlights some issues to consider when learning about this therapy.

Along with providing a lot of introductory information on DBT, you are also provided with a first-day crash course orientation, to get you involved with the practice quickly. From this, you’ll learn skills that help with Emotion Regulation and will be more able to create goals for yourself to reach while studying the course.

The course expands on your knowledge by providing an analytical tool that will assist you in determining the causes of negative behaviours.  This method breaks down each event that occurs before, during, and after the problem behaviour arises – giving you the full scope of how it occurred.

It is important to gain a good comprehension of Mindfulness as it provides the foundation for other skills involved in DBT. Trying to practice these other skills without also practising Mindfulness can be difficult, so a detailed explanation of the mindfulness is provided, which also includes worksheets so that you can practice what you’ve learned.

From learning Emotion Regulation Skills, you will better understand emotions and the methods used to change them. As part of this, you will be able to name emotions, check facts to see if an emotion fits a situation, and how to use Problem Solving to change feelings.

A challenging behaviour to change is how you react to difficult circumstances, in the moment. The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training Course teaches Distress Tolerances Skills that will help you to help alleviate suffering while you are in the moment – making these occurrences easier to handle.

This course will show you how to improve your Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills through DBT - creating, maintaining, and navigating relationships effectively. You will also learn Walking the Middle Path Skills, which is a set of 3 skills that help you manage yourself and your relationships at the same time.

To augment what you have learnt, the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training Course explains how to conduct a typical session between individuals. The course also provides two patient examples and a review of the issues that can occur during group sessions, and how, as a group leader, you should handle them.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is DBT?
  • Part 2: The History of DBT
  • Part 3: What Does it Mean to Be Dialectical?
  • Part 4: Who is DBT For?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Deconstructing Emotion Dysregulation
  • Part 2: Biosocial Theory
  • Part 3: Skills Modules by Category
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: A Modular Programme
  • Part 2: DBT Stages
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Different Types of DBT Therapeutic Environments
  • Part 2: DBT Basics
  • Part 3: Forming a Group
  • Part 4: How DBT Differs from Other Types of Therapy
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Diary Cards and TIPP
  • Part 2: Half Smile and Willing Hands
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Chain Analysis
  • Part 2: Worksheets
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: DBT Mindfulness Skills
  • Part 2: 5-Minute Mindfulness Exercises
  • Part 3: Introducing You to Core Mindfulness Skills
  • Part 4: Describe Skills
  • Part 5: The Mindfulness How Skills
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Purpose of Emotions
  • Part 2: When is Emotion Regulation Used?
  • Part 3: Checking the Facts
  • Part 4: Changing Emotions – Opposite Action
  • Part 5: Problem Solving
  • Part 6: Reducing Vulnerability to Emotion Mind – Introduction to ABC PLEASE Skills
  • Part 7: Build Mastery
  • Part 8: Cope Ahead
  • Part 9: Managing Very Difficult Emotions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Distress Tolerance Goals
  • Part 2: Self-Soothe Through the Five Senses
  • Part 3: Reality Acceptance Skills
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Part 2: FAST – When Keeping Self-Respect is the Priority
  • Part 3: Building Relationships and Ending Destructive Ones
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Routine of a Typical Individual Session
  • Part 2: Group Sessions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Introduction to Core Mindfulness Skills
  • DBT Skills Training Guidelines
  • DBT Skills Training Assumptions
  • DBT Skills Diary Card
  • DBT Skills Training Goals
  • Chain Analysis Worksheet
  • Missing Links Analysis
  • Practising Mindfulness HOW Skills
  • Goals of Mindfulness Practice
  • Observe with Your 5-Senses
  • Describing: Putting Things Into Words
  • Participate: Engaging in the World
  • What Emotions Do for Me Worksheet
  • Emotion Myths Worksheet
  • Universal Emotion Worksheet
  • Check the Facts Worksheet
  • Opposite Action Worksheet
  • Problem-Solving Worksheet
  • Positive Experiences Worksheet
  • Long Term Positive Experiences Worksheet and Build Mastery
  • Cope Ahead Worksheet
  • PLEASE Worksheet
  • Troubleshooting Difficult Emotions Worksheet
  • STOP Worksheet
  • Pros and Cons Worksheet
  • Wise Mind ACCEPTS
  • IMPROVE the Moment
  • Radical Acceptance Worksheet
  • Turning the Mind
  • Dialectics Worksheet
  • Willingness Worksheet
  • DEARMAN Worksheet
  • GIVE Worksheet
  • FAST Worksheet
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has been designed to ease the effects of depression, anxiety, stress, inner chaos, moodiness, impulsiveness, and self-destructiveness, as well as helping us to improve our relationships. It is also used to treat substance abuse, PTSD, and eating disorders.

With this in mind, the course is perfect for those affected by the various conditions above to study, as well as for therapists wishing to add to their existing skills profile. However, the ability to understand and change our emotions, gain improved interpersonal relationships, handle stressful situations better, and be more mindful every day, are traits we can all use.

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The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of DBT. You'll learn about the core principles of DBT (such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness), and see how to apply them in your professional or personal life.

Yes! The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy course is an accredited Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you’ll receive 2 certificates: a certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course. It is fully accredited by the Complementary Medical Association (CMA): the world's leading professional membership for natural medicine.

Unfortunately, we do not offer an audio-only version of this course.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioural therapy that’s been developed to help people with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties like borderline personality disorder. It focuses on teaching skills in four areas - mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness - to help individuals manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships, and improve their quality of life.

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