Dr. Marsha Linehan

Practical Strategies for Practical Therapists

Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney: March 2016

This workshop was held in 2016 and this information is presented for reference purposes only.

Review and integrate next-generation skills

Join Dr Marsha Linehan, founder of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), in these two-day trainings, implementing new and revised strategies. Improve your clinical skill-base and gain a whole new ability when dealing with complex and difficult-to-treat clients.

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Dr Marsha Linehan

Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney: March 2016

Training Information


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive, modular-based intervention for complex and difficult-to-treat disorders. Skillful application of DBT requires knowledge of behavioral strategies, mindfulness, dialectical and acceptance strategies. Skillful DBT also requires a fundamental grasp of which problem presentations require which specific strategy application.

This two-day seminar workshop is designed to review DBT strategies and to examine typical pitfalls in delivering these strategies across various clinical populations.

This seminar workshop is suitable for those new to DBT as well as those already proficient in the practice. We will cover areas where even those well versed in the practice can often find difficulty.

Dr Linehan’s 2014 Australian workshops were very popular. Places at these seminar workshops are limited and early booking is recommended.

These seminar workshops are designed to bring you the very latest DBT skills, strategies and techniques and will build perfectly on prior learning. Essential for all established and emerging DBT practitioners.

  • 8am – 9am: Registration
  • 9am – 10.30am: What does the client need – the “full meal deal” or the stripped down version?
  • 10.30am – 11am: Morning Break
  • 11am – 12.30pm: Engaging patients in DBT and keeping them engaged using DBT attachment strategies.
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 3pm: Making the most of a modular treatment.
  • 3pm – 3.30pm: Afternoon Break
  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Closing session, Q & A
  • 4.30pm: Day One Close
  • 8am – 9am: Registration
  • 9am – 10.30am: Making dialectics work.
  • 10.30am – 11am: Morning Break
  • 11am – 12.30pm: Everything you ever wanted to know about validation – including how to do it.
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 3pm: Case conceptualization in DBT – it’s easier to screw up than you think!
  • 3pm – 3.30pm: Afternoon Break
  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Effectively dealing with Therapy Interfering Behavior without losing your mind and without crossing your limits.
  • 4.30pm: Day Two Close
When and where is the training being held?

MELBOURNE: 29 Feb & 1 March 2016 Plenary 3, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3006

BRISBANE: 3 & 4 March 2016 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale & Glenelg Street, South Bank 4101

SYDNEY: 7 & 8 March 2016 Wesley Theatre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000

Dr Linehan's and Dr Korslund's Biographies

Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP
Marsha Linehan is a Professor of Psychology and adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and is the Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments and evaluating their efficacy for severely disordered and multi-diagnostic and suicidal populations.

Her primary research is in the application of behavioral models to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder. She is also working to develop effective models for transferring science-based treatments to the clinical community.

Marsha Linehan is a widely accomplished highly awarded mental health professional. She has written four books, including two treatment manuals: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. She serves on a number of editorial boards and has published extensively in scientific journals.

In more recent times Dr Linehan has opened up about her personal struggles. In a recent New York Times article by Benedict Carey (23 June 2011), Dr Linehan discusses the epiphany which saw her rise above her own personal struggles to develop what is arguably one of the most successful and influential therapeutic models in contemporary mental health practice.

Kathryn Korslund, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Korslund will be supporting Dr Linehan during these two workshops. She is a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington and the Associate Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics. She is a Co-Investigator with Dr. Marsha Linehan on several federally funded clinical research studies evaluating the efficacy of behavioral treatments for suicidal behavior, substance dependence, and borderline personality disorder.

Dr. Korslund is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology.

Dr. Korslund is an internationally recognized authority on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has conducted DBT training and consultation for professionals and mental health systems throughout the world. She brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to these workshops.

How is the training delivered?

The workshop will be delivered via a combination of lecture with accompanying handouts, review of clinical applications via session recordings, and audience questions.

Dr Linehan will be presenting the workshop with the assistance of Kathryn Korslund, Ph.D., ABPP.


These workshops are suitable for (but not limited to) mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counsellors and social workers. There are no prerequisites to attending this workshop. Anyone interested in the workshop content is welcome to attend, however you do so under your own volition.

These workshops are aimed to bring you up to date with the very latest DBT strategies and skills.

Dr Linehan’s workshops are very popular. Places are limited, early booking is recommended.

Are morning and afternoon tea included? What about lunch?


For those participants who ordered refreshments prior to the 1 Feb cut-off, please note that these refreshments are provided by the event venue in each city and by allowing participants to order them separately allows Byron Clinic to keep the cost of the workshop as affordable as possible.

Each venue is centrally located within easy walking distance of a number of food outlets and choices.

For those who previously ordered them, morning/afternoon teas include tea, freshly-brewed coffee and juices, along with a selection of pastries.

Lunch will include the Chef’s daily selection of sandwiches, wraps and/or rolls, cake and/or biscuits, a selection of fruit, served buffet style along with tea and coffee.

Please note that vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. Other specialty dietary needs can not be catered for.

Tea and coffee will only be available at lunch to those participants at lunch time who have ordered lunch in advance.

Is there a training brochure I can download?

You can download the workshop brochure here.

Do I get a Certificate of Attendance? What about CPD hours/points?

Byron Clinic Pty Ltd provides a Certificate of Attendance to each workshop attendee. Certificates will be completed using the given name at the point of initial online registration and payment. These will be distributed as a hard copy to participants prior to the conclusion of the workshop. It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that they have their Certificate of Attendance at the time of distribution.

This workshop should accrue a minimum of 11 hours of learning. Certificates of attendance at this Professional Development activity will be distributed at the workshop. For CPD points for specific organisations, please see: APS, AASW, RANZCP, ANZCMHN.

Please ensure that you have received your certificate prior to the end of the workshop. Requests for duplicate certificates after this period will incur an administration fee.

What are the training terms & conditions?

Please list one person per each registration form. Workshop places are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis. A person is not registered for this workshop until the completed registration is received and workshop payment has been processed.

Applications will be processed according to the advertised cost & conditions. Tax receipts will be made out to the applicant unless otherwise stated. The applicant is responsible for supplying clear and correct information; any changes or additional contact by Byron Clinic Pty Ltd may incur an administration fee.

All payments to Byron Clinic Pty Ltd are to be processed via our online facility, unless otherwise stated. We do not offer offline credit card processing.

A tax receipt and confirmation of your registration will be issued via email to your nominated email address within 7 days of receipt of payment. You agree to contact Byron Clinic Pty Ltd if you have not received notice or a receipt within 7 days of payment. Requests for copies of tax invoices/receipts after this 7 day period will incur an administration fee.

Byron Clinic Pty Ltd provides a Certificate of Attendance for each workshop. These are distributed as a hard copy to participants at the workshop. Requests for copies of a Certificate of Attendance after the workshop has finished will incur an administration fee.

In the event that Byron Clinic Pty Ltd provides refreshments they will include a selection of vegetarian and gluten free food. Byron Clinic Pty Ltd does not cater for any other special diet requirements.

Byron Clinic Pty Ltd also reserves the right to make any changes to any events, treatments, programs or workshops without notice.

Byron Clinic training workshops are directed at interested mental health professionals. Workshop content information is available on our website.

There are generally no prerequisites to attending Byron Clinic workshops. You are welcome to attend, however you attend under your own volition. Byron Clinic takes no responsibility as to the suitability of any workshop.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing. We recognize that unforeseen circumstances may arise; however Byron Clinic Pty Ltd will not accept responsibility for these.

In the event of cancellation prior to the close of standard registration on 31 January 2016, Byron Clinic Pty Ltd will refund all workshop payments made less a $AUD99.00 (inc gst) cancellation and admin fee. Absolutely no refunds will be made for cancellations after close of standard registration (31 January 2016).

Prior to the close of the standard registration period (31 January 2016), a substitute may attend in your place. Please notify us as soon as possible if you are transferring your registration — please note that a transfer of registration will incur a $AUD66 (inc gst) administration processing fee. This also includes transferring from one workshop venue to another.

In the event Byron Clinic Pty Ltd needs to cancel the workshop, then a full refund will be made of any workshop payments made, excluding the processing and administration fees. Byron Clinic Pty Ltd will not be responsible for any cost other than the workshop payment.

Following the close of the standard registration period for a workshop, we are unable to transfer registration.

Any additional administration on payments or workshop matters including change of details, additional contact, requests for additional copies or changes to the attendance certificate or tax invoice will incur a $AUD99 (inc gst) administration fee per item.

Byron Clinic Pty Ltd reserves the right to make any changes to the above workshop without notice.

Byron Clinic Pty Ltd reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to decline entry to any of our workshops to anyone who may have registered, and/or to discontinue attendance to anyone who may have registered. A full refund less a $AUD99 (inc gst) cancellation fee will be remitted to the refused registrant.

Payment FAQs

I’ve booked but never received my receipt by email.
Please check your Spam folder. If you are a Gmail user, please also check your “Social” and “Promotions” tabs in your Inbox.

Why can’t I use another payment method?
Byron Clinic’s entire accounting and workshop processing is based on payment by credit card. This has consistently proven to be the most popular, efficient and cost-effective means of handling online payments, registrations and workshop administration.

What is the Administration & Processing Fee?
The Byron Clinic Administration & Processing Fee is based on the fees paid to the banks and credit card providers and on Byron Clinic’s administrative and payment processing costs.

Does Byron Clinic offer Group or Student Discounts?
No, the only discounts available are our time-based booking windows: ‘keen’, ‘early’, ‘standard’ etc. The earlier you book, the lower the registration fee.

Any Further Questions?

Please contact us via our contact form here, selecting the “Workshop” => “Marsha Linehan 2016” option and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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