Dr Sarah Swannell provides training to counsellors, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists in understanding and treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), including but not limited to the following topics:

  • What to include in the precommitment phase
  • How to measure adherence and effectiveness of your program
  • How to teach DBT skills (General skills, Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness)
  • Running an effective consultation group
  • Understanding the development of BPD (the biosocial model)
  • Understanding the behavioural patterns of BPD individuals
  • Managing self-harm behaviours
  • Managing treatment interfering behaviours
  • Phone coaching
  • How to conduct a behavioural chain analysis
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Validation strategies
  • Dialectical treatment strategies
  • Managing comorbid dissociation and dissociative disorders
  • Managing comorbid eating disorder

Please contact us to discuss your specific training needs.