Counselling and group work for depression, stress and anxiety in Sussex

As You Are presents Dialectical Behaviour Therapy training with Paul Grantham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 7th May 2013

Cost: £50 with some reduced rates spaces at £30 for unwaged or counselling students
Where: As You Are Centre, 45 Southwick Street, Southwick, BN42 4TH

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What is DBT, who can use it and who is it for?

Originally developed for clients with BPD, DBT can be adapted and has proven to be an effective therapeutic package when working with clients presenting with issues including substance misuse, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and treatment resistant depression. DBT techniques can be incorporated into your individual practice.

If you are not a therapist but come into contact with people with personality problems this training will give you new ways of working. The day will cover:

  • An outline of DBT: What is DBT? What does DBT have to do with Zen? How effective is DBT? The stages and structure of DBT
  • Engaging Clients in Treatment: Especially useful for clients who are ambivalent towards change, DBT offers strategies to increase commitment to the therapeutic process, prevent drop outs, and maximise collaboration and effectiveness.
  • Focusing on Change with DBT: DBT targets specific behaviours that need to change, helping therapists and clients to prioritise problems and focus their sessions: Making a treatment hierarchy, prioritising problems. Structuring a DBT session
  • Teaching client’s skills: Teaching skills in groups. Coaching skills in one to one work. Coaching therapists during supervision. Coaching clients in crisis: risk management.
  • Getting unstuck: DBT offers a special selection of strategies to help get through ‘stuckness’ in relationships including the therapist-client relationship

Paul Grantham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Paul Grantham is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience. With degrees from Oxford University and the University of Sussex, Paul trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Liverpool University. He has worked extensively within the NHS for many years as a clinical psychologist within a wide variety of services and headed one of the first UK research projects designed to help clients withdraw from benzodiapine addiction. He has subsequently worked in primary care, mental health, forensic, substance misuse and physical health as both a clinician and manager. He has trained staff in health care, social services, local government and education around the UK and abroad clients.

Paul is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist. An extremely informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work. Paul is the Chair of the BABCP Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Special Interest Group.

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