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Workshops delivered traditional face to face format

Workshops will start at 9 AM and conclude at 5 PM on both days.

Fee for traditional training format: Earlybird $585 up to 3 weeks before workshop date, Standard Fee $645 applies after that.
$100 discount for Full Time students. Contact us with proof of Full Time status to receive the discount code BEFORE registering.

Presenter: Dr Sian Jeffery

Sydney 16-17 August 2021
SMC Function Centre
66 Goulburn Street, Sydney

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Melbourne 18-19 August 2021
Treacy Conference Centre
126 The Avenue, Parkville

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Perth 5-6 August 2021
Ambrose Estate
200 The Boulevard, Wembley Downs

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Workshops delivered online

This training has been developed in the last month and successfully delivered overseas. It is offered using Zoom for webinars which allows you to listen and watch the presenter, observe video clips of client work and interact with others and the presenter. All you require is a suitable quiet place to focus on the presentation and a stable internet connection. The numbers are strictly limited.

Fee for online version: Earlybird $435 up to 3 weeks before workshop date, Standard Fee $490 applies after that.


About this workshop

This workshop is intended for therapists who are familiar with, as well as those with little or no previous exposure to DBT or cognitive behavioral therapy.

The following topics are covered:

  • How to improve outcomes in individual DBT
  • Structuring the session, Targeting & Case Formulation, Behavioural chain analysis and solution analysis, Contingency Management & Stylistic Strategies
  • Managing life-threatening behaviours
  • Monitoring adherence and outcomes
  • Common pitfalls and problems and how to overcome them
  • Complex case review (clinicians will be asked to complete a case formulation prior to the workshop for discussion)

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About the Presenter

Dr Sian Jeffery is a Clinical Psychologist and has been the Coordinator of the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programs at Fremantle Mental Health Service (FMHS) since 2009. Dr Jeffery was involved in the establishment of both the comprehensive year long DBT program and a 20 week DBT skills group at FMHS. Dr Jeffery has completed DBT training with Behavioral Tech (Marsha Linehan’s research and training organisation), as well as with the Portland DBT Institute.  She is also trained in Radically Open DBT (RO DBT) for disorders of overcontrol and has established a comprehensive RO DBT Program at her service. Dr Jeffery overseas the research and evaluation of the DBT Programs at Fremantle Mental Health Service.

Dr Jeffery has a keen interest in personality disorders and was involved in the establishment of a state-wide Personality Disorders Interest Group in Western Australia and was the inaugural chair of this group. Dr Jeffery is the current chair of the Personality Disorders Sub Network Steering Committee, which is currently developing a Model of Care for Individuals with Personality Disorders for the state of WA.  She has been an invited reviewer for journal articles in this area and has provided numerous presentations and workshops on working with borderline personality disorder and DBT around Australia and overseas. Dr Jeffery provides regular supervision in DBT and has consulted to a number of public and private services across Australia as they established and run their own DBT programs.