What is DBT?
DBT or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a specialized, useful, and time-tested method to treat various trauma-related mental disorders. It works exceedingly well in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, etc. DBT incorporates a philosophical process called dialectics. Dialectics is based on the concept that everything is composed of opposites and that change occurs when there is a "dialogue" between opposing forces. It is also useful to treat people experiencing difficulty with emotional regulation or are exhibiting self-destructive behaviours and having thoughts of suicide.
How is it Different from CBT?
Although DBT & CBT are two forms of psychotherapies or ‘Talk Therapies’ based on common concepts, there are a lot of differences between them. Dialectical behavior therapy or DBT is based on CBT, with a greater focus on emotional and social aspects. DBT was developed to help people cope with extreme or unstable emotions and harmful behaviours. There are marked differences in terms of goals, philosophies, types of sessions, and their applications. Clinical research has shown that DBT is most effective for Borderline personality disorder, Eating disorders, Self-harm, Substance use disorders, and Trauma.
What is the Importance of this Course?
Various studies indicate that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. In terms of quality years of life lost due to disability or death, China is ranked on top in the world followed by India and the USA. As per WHO, certain mental disorders like Anxiety Disorders, including panic disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder(OCD), Phobias, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder(BPD), Bipolar Disorder(BD), and other mood disorders, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) have been on the rise worldwide, especially due to #Covid19. Treatments are available, but nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder never seek help from a health professional due to unawareness and social stigma. It is therefore important to spread awareness of the mental disease and prevent its aggravation through timely intervention.
How will this Course Help You?
This course attempts to make you learn the basic DBT concepts and techniques and apply them to help people in their work environment, neighbourhood, and family overcomes the ill effects of mental disorders. It is a beginner-level course where you can easily grasp the concepts and the methodologies in simple steps. The instructor for this course is Najwa Bashir, a counseling Psychologist who has made several courses on psychotherapies. The teaching style is simple and easy so that the students can easily grasp and digest the subject. The instructor makes the students grasp the key concepts step by step and guide them to complex areas of learning. You can complete this ‘DBT for Treating Trauma for Beginners Course’ at your own time and pace. You can easily complete the course in 16 days by completing each section in one day and learn the next section the next day. It is ideal for first-time learners who have no idea of DBT.
What does this Course contain?
The course is divided into 9 sections, with one being an introduction video and the 8 sections being lessons. The sections are replete with video lectures & Demo Videos in MP4 version, Self-Help Worksheets from well-reputed websites, reference articles, DBT Manuals, Psychology Dictionary. This course is not a substitute for university-approved courses but it acts as an aid for quicker learning.
What are the Pre- Requisites for this Course?
No prior knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is required to enroll in this course - making it ideal for those who are new to exploring this exciting form of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
For Whom This Course is Meant?