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The South African DBT Institute Training Process

Our 4 level training process provides a journey for mental health professionals based on their desired level of implementation.

Level 1: Introductory Workshops

iCBT's DBT Level 1 training aims to provide mental health professionals with different  4-part introductory workshops. These include DBT in Mental Health Practice, DBT for Psychiatrists and DBT Skills Crash Course.

Level 2 Workshops

Day 1 focuses on the structure of individual therapy, including case formulation, using the chain analysis, intervention strategies and solution formulation. On Day 2 the use of DBT in individual therapy is consolidated. In the second part of day 2, suicide risk management tools and strategies are discussed.  

* a Level 1 workshop is a prerequisite for Level 2 training

Level 3: Starting a DBT Program
(4 Days and 3 Check-In Sessions)

Level 3 consists of an initial 2 days of training which focuses on starting and running skills groups, consult groups and providing phone coaching.
Following the first workshop, 6 months is provided for implementing the different functions of DBT. During these 6 months, there are 3 online check-in sessions with the group. 

Level 3 concludes with another 2 days of training, which consists of consolidating participant's DBT skills, peer supervision and sharing resources.

* Level 1 and 2 are prerequisites for Level 2 training

DBT Masterclasses

The topics for Level 4 include using DBT for specific disorders or target groups, including:

→  Depression and Anxiety
→  Substance-use Disorders
→  Eating Disorders

* Level 3 is not a prerequisite for Level 4 training, but Level 1 and 2 are.

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