DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT) TRAINING WORKSHOP
SERIES 2024

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly efficacious evidence-based treatment developed by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD for multi-diagnostic, severely disordered individuals with chronic emotion dysregulation. Research has demonstrated that DBT is effective for patients with borderline personality disorder and a variety of other complex problems, including substance abuse and eating disorders, in which emotion dysregulation is often at the core of the patient’s problems and/or interferes with long-term maintenance of therapeutic progress. DBT has been adapted for use in a variety of settings, including prisons, inpatient hospitals, schools, and juvenile justice facilities.

(SOLD OUT) Introductory DBT Skills Training Workshop (Online)

Date:
22, 23, 29 Feb & 1 Mar 2024 (Thur & Fri)
 
Time:
7.30pm - 10.30pm (MYT)
 
Platform:
ZOOM
 
Trainer:
Dr. Pamela Buck

This 12-hour training provides an introduction to several core DBT skills, namely mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. It will present the theoretical foundations of DBT, research evidence supporting the efficacy of the treatment, as well as commitment strategies for engaging patients in treatment. The training will be conducted using a combination of didactic presentations, discussions, and experiential/ role-play exercises.

It is strongly recommended that participants of this training acquire a copy of Linehan (2015)’s DBT skills training manual, and the associated handouts and worksheets:

Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT Skills Training Manual (2nd ed.). The Guilford Press.

Eligibility Criteria and Enrolment Guidelines:

  • The training is open to mental health professionals (e.g., counsellors, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists) and trainees who have had foundational training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
  • Participants are required to attend all four online sessions live on Zoom. Short breaks will be given throughout the training sessions.
  • To facilitate an interactive and engaging learning environment, all participants are required to keep their video camera on throughout the training sessions.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand conceptualization of BPD from the biosocial perspective
  • To describe the theoretical foundation of DBT
  • To understand the evidence for use of DBT skills
  • To be able to articulate the relationship between the biosocial model and the development of emotion dysregulation
  • To develop skills to motivate people to commit to their personal goals
  • To identify specific skills from DBT’s four core skill modules.
 
*CPD points application is in progress*

普通的

RM 480 per person
  • Register as individual

Student/ Group of 2

RM 400 per person
  • Register as student/ in a group of 2
  • Students are required to provide specific document for verification purposes

International

USD 380 per person
  • For non citizen/resident of Malaysia

Package (Introductory & Intermediate)

RM2030
RM 1850 per person
  • Register as individual
  • Lunch & tea breaks included for Intermediate workshop
  • Completion of both workshops will constitute 30 DIDACTIC HOURS that count as one of the requirements for certification under the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification

International - Package (Introductory & Intermediate)

USD1860
USD 1750 per person
  • Register as individual
  • Lunch & tea breaks included for Intermediate workshop
  • Completion of both workshops will constitute 30 DIDACTIC HOURS that count as one of the requirements for certification under the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification

(SOLD OUT) Intermediate DBT Workshop (In-Person)

Date:
11 - 13 Mar 2024 (Mon, Tue & Wed)
 
Time:
9.00am - 5.00pm
 
Venue:
Pearl Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
 
Trainer:
Dr. Pamela Buck & Dr. Keng Shian Ling

This training is designed for mental health professionals and clinicians (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors) who have had introductory exposure to DBT through either a 2-day DBT Introductory Skills Training Workshop or other training avenues. The training will include reviews of selected topics in the introductory DBT workshop (e.g., biosocial model, foundations of DBT) as well as new topics, some of which are listed below. Ultimately, the trainers’ goal is to support the development of DBT consultation teams in Malaysia.

SELECTED TOPICS COVERED:

  • Getting Started:  The Commitment Session – Function, Goals & Strategies
  • Structuring DBT Treatment: Treatment Functions, Modes & Secondary Targets
  • Suicide Assessment & Suicide Imminent Risk Protocol  
  • Cognitive Modification
  • Validation Strategies
  • Dialectical and Case Management Strategies
  • Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Principles, Procedures & Strategies through DBT
  • Practice using Behavioral Chain Analysis and Solution Analysis with Practice Case
  • Addressing Typical Obstacles to Diary Card use
  • Running an effective DBT Skills Training Group   
  • Treating In-Session Dysfunctional Behaviors   
  • Building a DBT Consultation Team

LEARNING GOALS

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the essential components of the core modes of DBT (e.g., individual psychotherapy, group skills training, telephone coaching, consultation team)
  2. Describe the patients for whom DBT is effective and identify the most important components of DBT given recent scientific findings
  3. List and describe the rationale for treatment targets in Stage I DBT
  4. Identify and teach selected DBT skills across the four core modules
  5. Identify the components of a behavioral chain analysis
  6. Describe six levels of validation and function of validation strategies
  7. Describe the primary dialectic in DBT and how dialectics are applied in DBT
  8. Understand core components, principles and functions of a DBT consultation team
 
*CPD points application is in progress*

 

PREREQUISITES FOR PARTICIPATION

The training is designed for mental health professionals, clinicians, and trainees (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors) who have had introductory exposure to DBT through either a 2-day DBT introductory skills training workshop or other training avenues (e.g., Psychwire). To derive the greatest benefit, we encourage participants to review the content taught in the 2-day DBT skills training workshop as well as Marsha Linehan’s DBT Skills Training Manual prior to attending the workshop.

普通的

RM 1550 per person
  • Register as individual
  • Lunch & tea breaks included

Student/ Group of 2

RM 1500 per person
  • Register as student / group of 2
  • Lunch & tea breaks included
  • Students are required to provide specific document for verification purposes

International

USD 1480 per person
  • For non citizen/resident of Malaysia
  • Lunch & tea breaks included

Package (Introductory & Intermediate)

RM2030
RM 1850 per person
  • Register as individual
  • Lunch & tea breaks included for Intermediate workshop
  • Completion of both workshops will constitute 30 DIDACTIC HOURS that count as one of the requirements for certification under the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification

International - Package (Introductory & Intermediate

USD1860
USD 1750 per person
  • Register as individual
  • Lunch & tea breaks included for Intermediate workshop
  • Completion of both workshops will constitute 30 DIDACTIC HOURS that count as one of the requirements for certification under the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification

TRAINERS' PROFILE

Pamela Buck, Ph.D.

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Boston Child Study Center, USA

Pamela Buck, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides evidence-based treatments to young adults and families with mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma-related disorders, substance use and eating disorders, attention-related difficulties and personality disorders. She provides CBT, DBT, and evidence-based treatments for PTSD: prolonged exposure (PE), DBT-PE, DBT-PTSD, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Dr. Buck is a DBT-Certified Clinician by the Linehan Board of Certification.

Dr. Buck completed her MA and PhD in clinical psychology at Duke University, clinical internship at the Durham VA Medical Center, and postdoctoral residency at the Portland DBT Institute. She provides DBT training in the USA and internationally, and has introduced DBT in Vietnam and Malaysia through intensive trainings for psychiatrists and psychologists at the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City and the National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, respectively. Dr. Buck currently leads the first DBT consultation team for clinicians in Malaysia and Singapore.

Dr. Buck cares deeply about increasing the availability of culturally-responsive evidence-based treatments provided through an intersectional lens for individuals of all ages and their families. She has completed the Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program at the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.

Keng Shian Ling, Ph.D.

  • 临床心理学家
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Monash University, Malaysia

Keng Shian Ling, PhD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University Malaysia. She is a DBT-Certified Clinician by the Linehan Board of Certification, and Chair of the Provisional Board of the Asia-Pacific DBT Association. She obtained her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke University, United States, and completed her clinical psychology residency at the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and Mood Disorders Clinic at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining Monash University, she was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at NUS and subsequently, Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

 

Clinically, Dr. Keng has received training in cognitive behavior therapy, DBT, and mindfulness-based intervention approaches, such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. She has worked in hospital and clinic settings with patients of a variety of diagnoses, including mood, anxiety, substance use, and personality disorders. Dr. Keng has provided DBT training internationally, including the National University of Singapore, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health, and National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. Dr. Keng is also an active researcher who has published in the areas of mindfulness-based interventions, emotion regulation, and borderline personality disorder. She aspires to help improve the quality and accessibility of mental health services in Southeast Asia through teaching, research, advocacy, and community outreach.

Readings for DBT Introductory and Intermediate Training

This list below includes readings that are required for foundational training in DBT. Each DBT provider should have a personal copy of the primary texts.

  1. Linehan, M. M. (1993). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. Guilford Press.
  2. Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT Skills Training Manual (2nd ed.). The Guilford Press.
  3. Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets (2nd ed.). The Guilford Press.

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