Course information

This course is no longer active but may be in the future so contact the course provider for more details.

Provider: The Learning Curve Institute

Address: Rushbrook, Clogher, Westport, Co Mayo


Contact: Administrator

Title: Administrator


Telephone: 098 25530

Category F : Distance learning or online courses

The aim of this training programme is to enable participants to:

  • Learn DBT techniques used in practice.
  • Learn how DBT skills are taught in groups.
  • Understand, in the non-therapeutic environment, when to refer people to DBT and have an understanding what can be expected during treatment.

DBT was founded in 1993 by Marsha Linehan, initially known as CBT for Borderline disorder. DBT is now used for treating many disorders such as Borderline, Bipolar, and other Personality Disorders. It has been proven useful for any level of suicidal behaviour, self-harming, or other self-destructive behaviour. DBT consists of a series of skills and techniques for working with personality disorders and other areas. Many people want to familiarise themselves with these skills without necessarily becoming a DBT therapist exclusively. The Advanced DBT course focuses on how to teach clients the group skills, how to develop further on these skills in one to one sessions and how to help clients with any form of self-destructive behaviour.


Course content

  • History and background.
  • Biological Theory of emotional and behavioural dysregulation.
  • Guidelines for skills training.
  • Skills Training Assumptions.
  • Mindfulness Skills.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills.
  • Walking the Middle Path.
  • Emotion Regulation Skills.
  • Distress Tolerance Skills.
  • Analysing behaviour, Chain Analysis, Missing-Links Analysis.
  • Validation and validating techniques.
  • Problem solving techniques and DBT techniques used in one to one sessions.
Target Group

Note: Participants are required to provide evidence of having completed an introductory course in DBT in order to join this workshop

Suitable for:

  • Professionals who see clients in one to one sessions and wish to add DBT techniques to their set of skills or want to use full DBT with their clients where applicable.
  • People or teams working in inpatient or community settings.
  • Mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers, people working in HR or Occupational Health departments.
  • Carers for people with mental health issues.
Entry Requirement

Participants are required to provide evidence of having completed an introductory course in DBT in order to join this workshop.

Selection Procedure
Participants will each receive a Certificate of Completion in "Advanced Dialectical Behavioural Therapy" from The Learning Curve Institute.
Members of The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland and The Psychological Society of Ireland can earn Learning CPD points from completing this workshop.

See the website for more information.

Dates / Availability
25 November and 02 December 2022 (Fridays), 09.30 - 16.30 (GMT+1) each day
Remote learning
Contact The Learning Curve Institute on 098 25530 or