Short courses
Nursing, Midwifery & Health Professions

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development

The basic assumption of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is that people are doing their best but need help developing the skills to appropriately function in life and society.

Course information

Part-time

  • 10 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level:Degree
  • Enrolment date: April/May
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

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Working in DBT lets you focus on supporting people to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour by increasing their emotional and cognitive regulation.

In this module you explore the skills and techniques for working with these patients and those with personality disorders.

Where you study

This award is delivered at the Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington campus.

You study the model of dialectical behavior therapy, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness, among other relevant issues.

How you learn

You learn through workshops, role-play activities, video demonstrations and self-directed learning. Your learning is enhanced through the virtual learning environment via virtual discussions and blogs.

How you are assessed

You are assessed using video recorded role play and client-based scenarios to develop a portfolio of competencies.

Career opportunities

On completion of this award you will be familiar with the knowledge and skills required to work, confidently, with individuals with personality impairment and other conditions.

Entry requirements

You must have registration with a recognised professional body within the health and social care fields.

Health conditions requiring adjustments

For this particular course, you may need to undertake an occupational health or work-based risk assessment check. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism spectrum condition, sensory impairment or medical condition that may require reasonable adjustments during an external placement, in the university or in a clinical practice area, this must be declared as part of the enrolment process. If you are unsure you can contact the relevant admissions or course tutor for guidance.

Course information

Part-time

  • 10 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level:Degree
  • Enrolment date: April/May
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information