The Learning Curve Institute: Remote Learning - An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

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Title: Remote Learning - An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour (DBT) Therapy:

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can receive learning credits for completing this workshop.

This popular one day training workshop on DBT will be delivered live online in February.

DBT was founded in 1993 by Marsha Linehan, initially known as CBT for Borderline disorder. 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, and the introduction course is ideal if you are thinking of taking the first step in becoming a DBT therapist or if you would like to have a better understanding of the concept before referring clients or employees to a DBT service.

Suitable for:

  • Professionals who see clients in 1 to 1 sessions and wish to add DBT techniques to their set of skills.
  • 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.

Note: Attendees will be expected to have their cameras on during the training. This helps generate engagement and interaction with their trainer and other participants. If special circumstances mean that a participant may have to switch off their camera occasionally or does not have access to a working camera please let us know in advance. It is not permitted to record this workshop.

Date: 01 February 2023
Time: 09:30 – 16:30 (CET – 1)

For full details on the course please click here:


  • Validation, the implication of invalidating environments for a child, and for the adult. Using validating responses in the therapeutic environment.
  • The use of Metaphors,
  • Problem solving strategy.
  • Contingency management.
  • Emotion-regulation.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Mindfulness
  • Distress tolerance.
  • Walking the Middle Path.
  • The role of the face to face sessions and group sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the workshop participants should have been given the tools to enable them to:

  • Gain an understanding of DBT.
  • Create validating environments.
  • Validate other people in an easy way.
  • Give people different perspectives in a fast way.
  • Help people to solve problems rather than dwell on them.
  • Respond to very severe behaviours in a caring way without reinforcing the severe behaviour.
  • Help people to bring some sense of order and predictability to emotions.
  • Help people tolerating distress.


All participants will receive an eCertificate of Completion in An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy from The Learning Curve Institute

About The Learning Curve Institute:

The Learning Curve Institute is Ireland’s leading specialist trainer in mental health, addiction and best practice in the workplace providing a bespoke service to healthcare professionals, education establishments and industry.

Some of the organisations and bodies that The LCI has delivered in house training workshops and courses to over the past 13 years are:

  • EmployAbility
  • Health Service Executive
  • The Probation Service
  • The Defence Forces
  • Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland
  • Houses of The Oireachtas
  • Element Six, De Beers Group
  • Merchants Quay
  • Maynooth University
  • The Simon Communities: Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Belfast and Cork
  • The Homeless Agency
  • Peter McVerry Trust
  • International School of Lausanne, Switzerland


€135.00 per person
This includes all electronic materials and certificate from The Learning Curve Institute.


To secure a place on the workshop go to: and book online. For further information or assistance regarding bookings contact the office on 098 25530 or email .

Online payment in full is necessary to book a place on this workshop.

The course has a limited amount of spaces available, so early booking is advisable.

Phone: 098 25530

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
5th Jan, 2023
Expiry Date
1st Feb, 2023