A 30 minute key:skills session
By Tina Cicolina
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based, non-judgmental and skills oriented approach for generating commitment and strategies for self-directed change. DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan as an approach to assist individuals engaging in self-harm behaviours and those patients found difficult to engage and maintain in treatment. Fast forward to 2015, and DBT has been adapted and shown to be efficacious for use with a range of mental health presentations and settings, including with Eating Disorders.
The Key Skill of engaging a client in a collaborative process of Chain Analysis to raise awareness of the function of Eating Disorder Behaviour will be explored, demonstrated, and practiced with participants.
ina Cicolini is the Clinical Director of the Australian DBT Institute, a National organisation providing a range of consultancy, education, and training to health professionals in the application of DBT. Tina is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Clinical Supervisor and a Managing Director of the Lakeside Rooms, a longstanding collaborative Private Practice on the Gold Coast. She was responsible in 2008 for developing the first private practice based DBT program offered on the Gold Coast, and continues today to work clinically within all realms of that DBT program.