Regulating emotion the DBT way Workshop by Dr Christine Dunkley

This workshop is presented by Dr Christine Dunkley, author of the book, Regulating Emotion the DBT Way, Routledge 2020.

Steeped in the theories of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, the content expands on Marsha Linehan's work.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to help clients increase or decrease an emotion under their conscious control.

Many client behaviours, suicidality, self-harm, addictions, eating problems and avoidance, are an attempt to relieve emotional pain.

Clients can gain mastery over their bodily sensations by understanding the function of each emotion, the evolutionary mechanisms by which it is maintained, and the influences that change its intensity. They can then learn how each emotion is trying to help them and choose the level of response they need to be effective.

No prior knowledge of DBT is required. Anyone familiar with DBT will gain a deeper understanding of how this works in practice by watching demonstrations and hearing Dr Dunkley's characteristic, 'Top Tips.'

The workshop includes:

  1. A 6.5-hour CPD Training with Dr Christine Dunkley
  2. Live demonstrations where attendees are invited to act as the client
  3. Networking standing breakfast
  4. Coffee breaks
  5. Lunch

It is suitable for any professional working with clients who have emotional difficulties.

  • Professionals include psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, youth workers, educators, nurses, legal professionals, and police.
  • Students👩‍🎓- In Psychology, psychiatry, social work, counselling, nursing, criminology, education and law.

Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan, Santa Venera, Malta. Click here for the Location on Google Maps.

Friday, 8th November, 2024, from 09:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

More Information

Consultant Trainer in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dr Christine Dunkley has been a pivotal member of the British Isles DBT Training team since 2006 where she is currently serving as a consultant trainer and Director of Applied Research and Training.

Career and Contributions

Dr Dunkley began her social work degree in 1978 and dedicated 30 years to the NHS as a medical social worker and psychological therapist until her retirement in 2012. During her career, she specialised in counselling and DBT, and earned a doctorate in clinical practice from the University of Southampton School of Health Sciences, focusing on emotional pain communication from suicidal patients. She is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

As a co-founder of the Society for DBT of the UK and Ireland in 2012, Dr Christine Dunkley became its first chair and received a Fellowship in 2016. She now serves as a Vice President of the Society.

Dr Dunkley has taught over 50 DBT intensives and hundreds of workshops, making her one of the most prolific DBT trainers in the world. She has delivered training across Europe, New Zealand, America, and Scandinavia. As well as provided online keynote addresses for therapists in Russia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Additionally, she is on the board of the HOPE Foundation in Singapore.

Dr Christine Dunkley is well known for her top tips with a substantial following of 17,000 on LinkedIn. She is a regular podcast guest and wrote the Emotion Regulation component for the new NHS training for Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioners.

Dr Dunkley has published over 30 items, including:

  1. Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills: A Practical Guide (Dunkley C, and Stanton, M. Routledge 2013)
  2. Regulating Emotion the DBT Way (Routledge 2020)
  3. Hearing the Suicidal Patient’s Emotional Pain (Dunkley et al., Crisis 2018), which topped the publisher’s ‘most read’ chart for six months.

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