Next Live Webinar

Using DBT Skills and Principles
In Clinical Practice

Presented by Ella Brent


Date: 14th , 15th , 21st  and  22nd November 2022

Time: 18:30 to 20:45 (You Must attend All 4 Nights)

Price: R1950

Points: 9 CPD/CEU

Accreditation: Psychologists and Psychiatrists only

About the webinar

This webinar presents an introduction to the basic principles of the DBT approach. It is intended to provide a practical approach for organizing clinical work with clients who present with emotion dysregulation and impulsive behaviour.

It is very frustrating for clinicians to work with clients who both desperately want their lives to change, but also seem to reject their therapist’s treatment strategies or offers to help. Instead, clients may act “self-destructively” in ways that add to the problems they face. These contradictions can feel like obstacles to providing clients with the help they need.  

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy offers an integrated understanding of what can be problematic when a person does not have an “inside” way to regulate the intensity and meaning of their feelings. Then there is an overwhelming pressure to get rid of feelings “outside the self,” by acting in intense ways that give a temporary relief, and yet make matters worse.

Principles from all 4 Core Modules of DBT will be covered

  1. Understanding the problem: The Distress Cycle
  2. The Core Dialectic: Acceptance and Change
  3. States of Mind: Emotion Mind, Rational Mind and Wise Mind
  4. Mindfulness: The What and How Skills
  5. Basic Distress Tolerance Skills
  6. Emotional Regulation Skills
  7. Interpersonal Effective Skills

Ella Brent

Dr Ella Brent acquired a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London in 1999.

From 2002 until 2008 Ella worked at Tara Psychiatric Hospital, across a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, and culminating in heading the Tara Psychology Department.

Since leaving Tara Hospital, Ella has worked in private practice offering individual adult psychodynamic psychotherapy, and clinical supervision.

In 2015 Ella joined with colleagues in setting up The Day Clinic, a day hospital focusing on emotion regulation in a DBT informed multi-disciplinary programme. 

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