DBT Skills Training Groups: Distress Tolerance with Marie Wassberg – 7 CPD Hours

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This practical one-day course can be taken independently or as part of the BPS Approved Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Taught by highly qualified DBT practitioners, this course will give you the essential set of skills for running Distress Tolerance Skills Training Groups with your clients.

This one day training is both a stand-alone training module as well as one of the four skills training modules that form part of the BPS Approved Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

This one day training is both a stand-alone training module as well as one of the four skills training modules that form part of the BPS Approved Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

This module covers the six areas of DBT Distress Tolerance Skills Training that typically runs over a six week period. The aim of these is to provide clients with a menu of skills that are learnt and practiced in order to handle short term emotional crises where arousal is extreme and overwhelming.

Techniques covered include:

  • STOP (Stop, Take a step back, Observe, Proceed mindfully)
  • TIPP (Temperature, Intense exercise, Paced breathing, Progressively relax muscles)
  • ACCEPTS (Activities, Contributions, Comparisons, Emotions, Pushing away, Thoughts, Sensations)
  • SELF SOOTHE (with five senses)
  • IMPROVE the moment (from Imagery through to Encouragement)
  • Pros and Cons (of acting on impulses)

BPS Approved Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:

Module 1: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Two-Day Introductory Course

Module 2: DBT Skills Training Groups (STG):

Module 3: Assessed casebook assignment, consult group attendance, reports and test

Course tutor

Marie Wassberg
Accredited CBT Therapist
Marie Wassberg qualified as a CBT therapist at Goldsmiths University, London, 2003. She is registered with the HCPC and Accredited with BABCP in the UK. Marie has Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), gained in 2010, where she trained with Dr Elizabeth Malmquist and Dr Anita Linnér (Sweden), as well as with Professor Alan Fruzzetti and Professor Jill Rathus (USA). She is also trained in Trauma Focused-CBT, including Supervisor training; Prolonged Exposure; and DBT for Schools (STEPS-A). Marie has been part of developing many DBT-informed programmes in different settings, mainly for children, adolescents and families, but also for young adults (18-25), both in Sweden and in England. In 2018 Marie offered support and DBT-informed training to a group of mothers in Mexico.

Course structure

  • Full Course Video
  • Full course materials as a PDF (downloadable)
  • Personalised Certificate for 7 CPD Hours