Theories and Principles of DBT
Theories and Principles of DBT 2022-23
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
The module teaches students to translate the theoretical foundations into a structured programme of clinical care for clients with a BPD diagnosis or for other client groups who are multiply impulsive and comorbid. The module also addresses the application of each core theory within the treatment (problem-solving, validation, dialectics, mindfulness), outlines the range of therapeutic strategies within the treatment and describes the contexts in which they apply.
-threshold -Pass 50-59%The essay is well organised and structured demonstrating reasonably comprehensive coverage. The candidate demonstrates understanding of the relationship between theory and practice within the treatment. The chain and solution analysis demonstrates moderately comprehensive coverage of problematic links and solutions. There may be some minor errors in conceptualization or solution selection. -good -Good 60-69%Essays at this level are highly competent demonstrating a good understanding of the theoretical aspects of the treatment and their application in clinical practice. The essay question is explicitly answered and has a coherent structure and line of argument that is adhered to throughout and shows a relationship between successive parts allowing for ease of comprehension.The chain and solution analysis is relatively comprehensive demonstrating a range of different solutions for problematic links in the chain. The conceptualization is clear and mostly accurate and solutions are accurately matched to links. -excellent -Excellent 70%+Essays at this level are of an extremely high standard exceeding that expected by the candidate. The student demonstrates an extremely thorough and comprehensive understanding of the theoretical components of the treatment and how they relate to clinical practice. The essay has excellent structure, a clear line of argument and no spelling or grammatical errors. The chain and solution analysis is detailed and comprehensive using all four change procedures as appropriate and demonstrates a balance of acceptance and change procedures. The detail and accuracy of specification of links and selection of solutions demonstrates an excellent grasp of the problem-solving aspects of the treatment.
- 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the main treatment strategies stemming from these theories in clinical practice.
- Critically evaluate the importance of the key theories underpinning DBT (behaviourism, mindfulness, self-verification theory and dialectics)
Clinical Practical Assessment
Behavioural Chain and Solution Analysis Students need to analyse and solve an example of a client's target behaviour.
Essay that addresses the theoretical underpinnings of DBT.
DBT Implementation Log. Students need to enter all their DBT activity on their DBT programme for 1 month: skills classes. individual therapy, telephone contact and consultation team. For each entry they need to reflect on their learning. This assignment is preparation for the summative submission in the next module (Clinical Applications of DBT)