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Cover image for lecture: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Practical Skills

Lecture Overview

Teaching a person with borderline personality disorder to regulate their emotions is a very important part of their recovery. Following on from Geoff Ahern's lecture, 'What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?', this session looks at a range of practical skills within DBT that a person is taught for managing their emotions.


Portrait of Geoffrey Ahern
Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


13 Total Rating(s)
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Alan Gardiner
01 Dec 2019

Concise summary of aspects of DBT

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Harrison Land
28 Nov 2019

Very informative

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
28 Nov 2019

Excellent, understandable presentation

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Valerie Ann Broekman
27 Nov 2019

Great presentation, it has only reinforced my learning and will help me to implement thiis more in practise.

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Alexandra Anderson
27 Nov 2019

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caron cummings
26 Nov 2019

Great topic practical advise and user friendly

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Alison Lee
23 Nov 2019

Good overview of management strategies. Easy to follow presentation.

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Michele Phillips
22 Nov 2019

very good resource

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Estelle Maree Tucker
21 Nov 2019

The educator gave relevant strategies to use to move patients out of their usual pathway of thinking. Distractions and self talk are also powerful tools.

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Paul English
20 Nov 2019

Interesting and well presented lecture.