2015 DBT Program Intake Dates

Due to an increased demand for DBT programs, the Australian DBT Institute has recently re-located to the Essentia Health & Wellbeing Centre in Highett Rd, Highett Victoria. 2015 is the tenth year DBT programs have been led by Institute Director Peter King. The Institute provides a model of best practice which has been…

2017 DBT Workshops Announced!

AUSTRALIAN DBT INSTITUTE WORKSHOPS April 2017 28th Introduction to the Management of Emotion Dysregulation using DBT Sydney 29th Individual Therapy in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy Sydney   May 2017 1st Introduction to the Management of Emotion Dysregulation using DBT Brisbane 2nd Individual Therapy in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy  Brisbane 4th Introduction to the Management of Emotion…

2014 DBT Training Dates & Locations!

The Australian DBT Institute has today announced the dates and DBT Training for 2014! The Australian DBT Institute will provide training in Sydney (May & November 2014); Melbourne (March – September 2014); Gold Coast (May & June 2014) and Darwin (December 2014). 2014 DBT TRAINING DBT Introduction: 4 day program from…

Treatment considerations for health professionals

The complexity of a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) presentation lends it self to much confusion and conjecture within the mental health profession. As highlighted in the DSM5 and ICD10 diagnostic criteria, there are a number of mitigating circumstances which add to the complexity of treating and diagnosing an individual with a BPD…

BPD Diagnosis: DSM-V & ICD10

Borderline Personality Disorder is classified in Australia using the criteria in both the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V (301.83) and the World Health Organization’s ICD-10 (F60.3). The courts and private practitioners usually refer to the DSM-V whilst the government funding is based on ICD-10. The majority of international research is based on the DSM-V classification of BPD. The Australian DBT Institute…

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is one of the core components of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Nobel Peace Prize nominee, prolific author and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh describes mindfulness as “the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment…the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life…to…

Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder

Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often receive mental health treatment with the benefits shown for the use of psychotherapy (NCCMH, 2009; Peris, 2009; NHMRC, 2012) and to a lesser degree psychoeducation (Zanarini & Frankenburg, 2008). Although receiving treatment, not all individuals with BPD presenting to health services receive the…