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Structuring Treatment in DBT

Event number: 17466
3 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Margaret Hartstone FAPS MCCLP and Amanda Burlock MAPS MCCLP

International best practice guidelines* for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) advise against treating the most common co-morbid conditions (e.g. mood disorder, anxiety disorder, PTSD) with short term therapies. Instead, these guidelines recommend that co-morbid conditions be treated in the context of a comprehensive treatment for BPD.  Therefore, the accurate identification of those with BPD is important in planning treatment and facilitating the provision of best-practice care.  Research regarding the effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a treatment for BPD, including local outcome data, will be briefly reviewed. 

 * NICE UK Clinical Guideline (CG78) (2009 and reviewed 2015)

Learning Objectives

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic structure and targets for DBT individual therapy for BPD.
  • Recognise for which clients DBT would be an indicated therapy.
  • Determine the most effective modes of DBT for indicated client groups
  • Increased awareness of the main, effective treatment strategies utilised by DBT therapists 

About the presenter(s)

Both Margaret and Amanda are clinically endorsed psychologists and members of the Australian Psychological Society. Margaret is a Fellow of the Society. Both have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based therapies and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), including Intensive DBT in both 2005 and 2010.

In 1999 Margaret ran the first SA DBT Skills Training Group. In 2002 the DBT service was established in SA Health Mental Health Service. Since then, Margaret has been promoting effective treatment for people with Borderline Personality Disorder. She and her business partner Amanda provide Individual DBT to many clients and their families as well as running a privately based DBT Skills Training group.


Registrations open at 1pm. The seminar starts at 1.30 and concludes promptly at 5pm.

Online registration


Education Development Centre
Milner Road Hindmarsh
Hindmarsh, SA 5007
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 29/9/2017
End date: 29/9/2017
Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm


APS CCLP Member $45
APS CCLP Student Member $30
APS Member: $70
APS Student: $40
Non Member: $90


APS - College of Clinical Psychologists - SA
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