2021 CPD Opportunities

Wow… what a year 2020 has been! The Centre for Mental Health Education has been delivering the majority of our workshops via Zoom over the last 8 months due to COVID-19 concerns and we look forward to recommencing our in-person workshops from February 2021!

In 2021, our workshops will be delivered in the Gold Coast (the new head office of the Australian DBT Institute), Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. All professional development programs now include access to CMHE Academy with additional materials, slides, and videos related to each workshop accessible on an ongoing basis. All continuing professional development certificates, which are AHPRA compliant, will also be available via CMHE Academy at the conclusion of each in-person workshop.

Our 2021 DBT Workshop Schedule includes:

Level 1: DBT Training

  • Thursday, 4th February – Foundations in DBT (Sydney)
  • Tuesday, 9th March – Foundations in DBT (Melbourne)
  • Monday, 29th March – Foundations in DBT (Brisbane)
  • Thursday, 15th April – Using DBT in Private Practice (Sydney)
  • Monday, 10th May – Using DBT in Private Practice (Gold Coast)
  • Friday, 28th May – Using DBT in Private Practice (Melbourne)

Level 2: DBT Training

  • Friday, 5th February – Skills Training in DBT (Sydney)
  • Wednesday, 10th February – Skills Training in DBT (Melbourne)
  • Tuesday, 30th March – Individual Therapy in DBT (Brisbane)
  • Tuesday, 27th July – Individual Therapy in DBT (Sydney)
  • Tuesday, 24th August – Skills Training in DBT (Brisbane)
  • Monday, 21st September – Individual Therapy in DBT (Melbourne)

Level 3: DBT Training

  • Melbourne – DBT Comprehensive Training (inc. DBT Credentialing)
    • Register before 10th January 2021
    • Part 1: Online content to be completed before 1st February 2021
    • Part 2: In-person session on Thursday 11th March 2021
    • Part 3: In-person sessions on Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th September 2021
    • Zoom Sessions: Monday 1st February; Monday 14th June & Monday 6th September 2021
  • 2021 Credentialing in DBT (For Advanced Practitioners who have completed the 4 Day Comprehensive or equivalent)
    • 10th January 2021 (9am-12pm Perth/Singapore; 12pm-4pm Gold Coast; 1pm-5pm Melbourne/Sydney) – Online Orientation to Level 3 Expectations (4hrs) via Zoom.
    • 1st February 2021 (4-5.30pm Perth/Singapore; 6pm-7.30pm Gold Coast; 7pm-8.30pm Melbourne/Sydney) – Online check-in before commencing DBT (90 mins) via Zoom.
    • 14th June 2021 (9am-12pm Perth/Singapore; 11am-3pm Gold Coast/Melbourne/Sydney) via Zoom.
    • 6th September 2021 (4-5.30pm Perth/Singapore; 6pm-7.30pm Gold Coast/Melbourne/Sydney) via Zoom
    • In-person or online Program Presentations/Credentialing 13th September 2021 (Gold Coast, Queensland); 14th September 2021 (Sydney, New South Wales); 23rd & 24th September 2021 (Melbourne, Victoria); or 30th September 2021 – (SE Asia – Singapore)
  • Tuesday 16th until Friday 19th March – Melbourne 4 Day DBT Comprehensive Training
  • Monday 22nd until Thursday 25th March – Sydney 4 Day DBT Comprehensive Training
  • Gold Coast – DBT Comprehensive Training (inc. DBT Credentialing)
    • Part 1: In-person session on Thursday 29th & Friday 30th April 2021
    • Part 2: In-person session on Friday 10th September 2021
    • Part 3: In-person sessions on Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th February 2022
    • Zoom Sessions/In-person Sessions: Friday 7th May; Friday 9th July & Friday 12th November 2021
  • Friday 27th until Monday 30th August 2021 – Gold Coast 4 Day DBT Comprehensive Training

Level 4: DBT Training

  • Wednesday 31st March 2021 – Advanced DBT Consultations and Supervision at the Australian DBT Institute on the Gold Coast
  • Tuesday 31st August 2021 – Advanced DBT Consultations and Supervision at the Australian DBT Institute on the Gold Coast
  • Monday, 15th November 2021 – Advanced DBT Consultations and Supervision at the Australian DBT Institute on the Gold Coast

Our 2021 Trauma Intensive Workshops

CMHE Academy and Australian DBT Institute are proud to announce our 6-month and retreat based intensive training course with Peter King PhD! This program is equivalent to 9 Day Intensive training and is now open to applicants with a background in psychology, social work, mental health nursing, mental health OT, counselling and psychotherapy.

This course is run over 6 months with supervision and consultancy provided to attendees in between workshop block two and three via our new online participant portal. The course is run over three workshop blocks (Block One can be attended online and must be completed in preparation for Block two), run over a 6 month period, reviewing both traditional and alternative theories of PTSD, CPTSD & BPD including (but not limited to) those developed by: Babette Rothschild (developer of Somatic Trauma Therapy); Marsha Linehan (developer of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy); Bessel van der Kolk, Judith Herman, M.D. at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; the Bodynamic Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Peter Levine, Ph.D., Ergos Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Choose One of Four Locations for Training

  • Gold Coast – register before the 10th January 2021
    • Part 1: Complete online
    • Part 2: 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd February 2021
    • Part 3: 1st, 2nd & 3rd May 2021
  • Melbourne – register before the 10th February 2021
    • Part 1: Complete online
    • Part 2: 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th March 2021
    • Part 3: 28th, 29th & 30th May 2021
  • Sydney – register before 20th April 2021
    • Part 1: 16th, 17th & 18th April 2021, or online
    • Part 2: 28th, 29th & 30th July 2021
    • Part 3: 15th, 16th & 17th September 2021
  • Thailand Retreat – register before 20th September 2021
    • Part 1: Complete online
    • Part 2 & Part 3: 7 Day Intensive Training starting 1st November 2021 in Krabi, Thailand

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