The aim of this two day workshop is to provide CAMHS clinicians with an introduction to DBT; an overview of the model adapted for adolescents with an emphasis on the practical skills. We aim to focus on enhancing clinicians’ skills and confidence in working with complex, high risk young people and the challenges that this often brings.
The workshop will provide knowledge and skills in the formulation of self-harm and other high risk behaviours in young people, and how to help young people to replace self-destructive coping mechanisms with more adaptive skills. These will include mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Through a combination of teaching, role play demonstrations, exercises and group discussion attendees will have the opportunity to practice using these skills experientially with case material in an active learning environment. We will also spend time exploring the challenges, obstacles and pitfalls of this work for clinicians and teams, and some effective ways to manage these.
This course does not constitute formal training in DBT.
Booking this course
This is a Health Education England funded course for staff working in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) which has been developed by Kings College London and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in partnership with Maudsley Learning.
This course is for CAMHS staff only and you must be able to attend both days of the course. Please do not apply if you work in any other area of mental health or can not attend both days as you will not be eligible to attend this course