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august, 2015

25aug9:00 am- 4:00 pmWorking with Youth in DBTSydney Workshop

Event Details

Using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy When Working with Youth – One Day Workshop

Professionals working with suicidal adolescents with multiple problems are often challenged by complex clinical presentations and the many dilemmas that arise during treatment.

Evidence suggests that Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) can help suicidal adolescents and their families. This 1-day workshop explores DBT and its application to an adolescent population to engage and retain clients.

Participants will advance their knowledge in specific principles and strategies relevant to DBT skills training and coaching with adolescents and families, individual therapy, family sessions, and managing communication and coaching outside of session (e.g. phone calls, emails, texts, etc.). Specific attention will be paid to teaching adolescents and families the skills of dialectics, validation, and behaviour change (“Middle Path”).

Workshop Fees:

  • Registering for 1 (one) workshop $275 (ex. GST)
  • Registering for 3 (three) or more workshops $250 (ex. GST) per workshop (other DBT Workshops) Use the following code before payment when on the check out page if registering for three or more workshops – dbt2015

Course Prerequisites

The Introduction to the Management of Emotion Dysregulation using DBT workshop is a prerequisite for this workshop. Clinicians are required to be trained to a level where they have knowledge of DBT, the standard content and processes of DBT.

Learning Objectives

  1. Become familiar with existing DBT research for suicidal multi-problem adults and adolescents
  2. Identify the theory, principles, functions, and modes of comprehensive DBT and explore how they apply to working with adolescents and families
  3. Introduce the biosocial theory
  4. Employ DBT commitment strategies with adolescents
  5. Target problematic behaviours
  6. Involve families in DBT.

Facilitator: Peter King has been a mental health clinician since 1996 holding a variety of clinical positions that include: clinician on the Youth Access Team (YAT), CEO of an Indigenous youth homelessness service, Mental Health Nurse at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Eating Disorders Unit and a DBT therapist in private practice. His current roles include Executive Director at the Australian DBT Institute and a part-time with Alfred CATT/Triage in a senior clinical/educative role. Peter’s currently research includes a PhD in the identification of effective therapeutic interventions when working with people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Peter has developed over 20 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy programs for a range of populations including homeless youth, Indigenous youth and the Essentia Health & Wellbeing Centre DBT programs.


(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Y-Hotel - Hyde Park

5-11 Wentworth Ave Sydney NSW 2000 Australia


Australian DBT Institutedbt@cmhe.org

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