Surviving the Emotional Rollercoaster: Using DBT to Help Clients with Mood and Anxiety Disorders Manage Their Emotions

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August 2017
In this thorough and engaging workshop, Sheri Van Dijk breaks new ground by adapting DBT for people living with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders and other problems in managing emotions. A straightforward and compassionate approach for anyone wanting to understand more about the use of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

Surviving the Emotional Rollercoaster: Using DBT to Help Clients with Mood and Anxiety Disorders Manage Their Emotions

Presented by Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW

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Earl-bird rate: $335 (registrations before 3 July 2017)

Standard rate: $355 (after 3 July 2017)

Sydney  2 August 2017 SMC Conference and Function Centre
Melbourne 4 August 2017 Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
Brisbane 7 August 2017 The Greek Club
Adelaide 9 August 2017 Next Generation Memorial Drive
Perth 11 August 2017 Wollaston Conference Centre

  

In this thorough and engaging workshop, Sheri Van Dijk breaks new ground by adapting DBT for people living with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders and other problems in managing emotions. This workshop will provide clinicians with real-life day-to-day tools you will be able to teach to clients struggling with mental health issues and other emotional and relational problems. You will be able to help your clients find order and peace in their lives again, and to make changes that are long-lasting!

DBT is a treatment originally designed to treat clients with BPD, but is increasingly being used to help clients with general problems in regulating emotions. Whether related to a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety; or just to difficulties managing emotions that lead to problems with anger, relationships, and low self-esteem, an inability to manage emotions can lead to chaos and misery.

In this one-day workshop, you’ll delve more deeply into the DBT skills – broadening your understanding of some of the most important skills to help clients manage emotions and your ability to teach these to clients. Experiential exercises and video clips from Sheri’s real-life work with clients will help clinicians to increase their confidence in bringing DBT skills and strategies into their practice.

The focus will be on providing you with the strategies and the tools you can use the very next day in your work with your clients. You will learn how you can assist your clients to integrate their current coping skills with new and effective DBT skills and techniques for living well with bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders, as well as with other problems such as managing anger, chronic shame, and low self-esteem.

The four DBT skills modules - mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness - will help your clients manage the emotional ups and downs and minimize the frequency and intensity of depressive and manic episodes or anxiety attacks. By using these techniques in conjunction with medication and professional care, your clients will soon experience relief from symptoms and come to enjoy the calm and confident feeling of being more in control.

  • Teach your clients mindfulness and acceptance skills
  • Help your clients cope with depressive and manic episodes or anxiety and other emotions in healthy ways
  • Equip your client with tools to manage intense emotions and impulsive urges
  • Teach skills to help clients maintain relationships with friends and family members
  • Help clients more effectively manage their own health and state of mind

Experiential exercises and video clips from Sheri’s real-life work with clients will help clinicians to increase their confidence in bringing DBT skills and strategies into their practice.

The emphasis in this workshop is on using DBT in individual therapy to work with clients with problems other than BPD.

  

  • APS: Activities do not need to be endorsed by APS. Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • AASW: Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • ACA: Members can accrue 14 CPD points by participating in this activity
  • PACFA: Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity

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