AACBT CBT@Home – DBT sustainability

31 Dec 2024
12:00 pm
- 12:52 pm
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  • Natasha Briffa
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This event was recorded live and is now available for on-demand viewing.


From little things big things grow – supporting DBT sustainability service and sector wide

Presented by Ms Natasha Briffa

Life Worth Living Psychology


This recording is part of the AACBT CBT@Home webinar series.

This event was recorded live and is available for on-demand viewing.


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This approx. 52min CBT@Home webinar was recorded in August 2022.

This is a practical presentation on a combination of (a) sustaining DBT groups in practice from experiences of working in the public sector on a DBT specific project, and (b) DBT treatment for BPD.

Natasha will provide a brief overview of her previous experience being involved in the implementation of DBT programs within the public mental health and NGO sectors and will talk to factors which are pertinent to increasing accessibility and sustainability of DBT services. Natasha will also provide an overview of the DBT treatment approach and will overview the core skills for working well with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

About this event:

The format was a live presentation in an informal setting via Zoom.

Key Learning Objectives

  1. General DBT information – structure of a DBT program and core modules
  2. Practical application when implementing DBT across the sector
  3. Pitfalls and practical handy hints

This is a free event for all AACBT members; bookings are only required for non-members to receive the link.

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This session is designed for those with a working knowledge of DBT – attendees will be assumed to have experience of a few cases in this area.

References – readings

  1. Two-year randomized controlled trial and follow-up of dialectical behavior therapy vs therapy by experts for suicidal behaviors and borderline personality disorder; MM Linehan, KA Comtois, AM Murray, MZ Brown, RJ Gallop, HL Heard,…; Archives of general psychiatry 63 (7), 757-766
  2. A biosocial developmental model of borderline personality: Elaborating and extending linehan’s theory.; SE Crowell, TP Beauchaine, MM Linehan; Psychological bulletin 135 (3), 495
  3. Dialectical behavior therapy with suicidal adolescents; AL Miller, JH Rathus, MM Linehan; Guilford Press
  4. Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder; MM Linehan; Guilford Publications
  5. DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition; MM Linehan; Guilford Press
  6. Stoffers-Winterling, J., Storebø, O., Kongerslev, M., Faltinsen, E., Todorovac, A., Sedoc Jørgensen, M., . . . Simonsen, E. (2022). Psychotherapies for borderline personality disorder: A focused systematic review and meta-analysis. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1-15. doi:10.1192/bjp.2021.204
  7. Toms, G., Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J., Swales, M., & Feigenbaum, J. (2019). The development and theoretical application of an implementation framework for dialectical behaviour therapy: a critical literature review. Borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation, 6, 2.
  8. Pasieczny, N., & Connor, J. (2011). The effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy in routine public mental health settings: An Australian controlled trial. Behaviour research and therapy, 49(1), 4-10.
  9. Swales, M. A., Taylor, B., & Hibbs, R. A. (2012). Implementing dialectical behaviour therapy: Programme survival in routine healthcare settings. Journal of Mental Health, 21(6), 548-555.
  10. King, J. C., Hibbs, R., Saville, C. W., & Swales, M. A. (2018). The survivability of dialectical behaviour therapy programmes: a mixed methods analysis of barriers and facilitators to implementation within UK healthcare settings. BMC psychiatry, 18(1), 1-11.
  11. Quetsch, L. B., Herschell, A. D., Kogan, J. N., Gavin, J. G., Hale, G., & Stein, B. D. (2020). Community-based behavioral health administrator perspectives on sustainability of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: a qualitative evaluation. Borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation, 7(1), 1-11.
  12. Popowich, A. D., Mushquash, A. R., Pearson, E., Schmidt, F., & Mushquash, C. J. (2020). Barriers and facilitators affecting the sustainability of dialectical behaviour therapy programmes: A qualitative study of clinician perspectives. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20(1), 68-80.
  13. Bloom, J. M., Woodward, E. N., Susmaras, T., & Pantalone, D. W. (2012). Use of dialectical behavior therapy in inpatient treatment of borderline personality disorder: a systematic review. Psychiatric Services, 63(9), 881-888.
  14. Harvey, L. J., Hunt, C., & White, F. A. (2019). Dialectical behaviour therapy for emotion regulation difficulties: A systematic review. Behaviour Change, 36(3), 143-164.

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